News and Upcoming Events


Trauma First Aid Refresher Training for
Mental Health Advisors trained in 2017 and 2018

In 2017 and 2018, 28 students from different faculties of PIASS have been trained as Trauma First Aiders/ Mental Health Advisors by CRASPD in collaboration with PIASS Peace Club to support people in emotional crisis after violent incidents and in commemoration events. We worked with local trauma counselling trainers and clinical psychologists who introduced basic concepts of trauma and healing as well as different methods of psychosocial support. In practice sessions, participants learnt to apply different techniques and exercises to support persons in emotional turmoil, under their supervision.

CRASPD, with support of the Japan Baptist Convention, will organize a Trauma First Aid Refresher Training end of April 2019, for those trained Mental Health Advisors to renew and deepen what they learnt in their prior training. By strengthening their skills and confidence to help themselves and other people in situations of emotional crisis, we want to contribute to a constructive way to deal with consequences of violence-induced traumatization in communities.

20 of those Mental Health Advisors who had been trained in Trauma First Aid in 2017 and 2018 are expected to join this refresher training and to serve as Mental Health Advisors in PIASS Commemoration, in the commemoration with Umucyo Nyanza and in other events during the 2019 commemoration period,

Alternatives to Violence Program –
Basic Workshop May 2019

CRASPD is planning to hold another AVP basic workshop from May 17th to May 19th at PIASS. In these workshops, we are involving Learning Facilitators of the AVP program to gain facilitation practice and experience.