In response to the great need to address the mental health needs of the migrant population, the UC Berkeley Health Initiative of the Americas is collaborating with the Citizen Initiative for the Promotion of Dialogue Culture and other entities in Mexico in the implementation of an Online Certificate on Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons.
The objective of the certificate is to train people to be able to recognize the psychological factors that are triggers of risk behaviors in migrants at the stage of origin, transit, destination and return. The certificate is aimed at members of civil society, diplomatic corps, public officials, academics, activists, social leaders, students and people interested in the subject.
Online sessions begin on August 14 for the Spanish version and August 22 for the English version and both end on December 5, 2019. This is the fifth year the certificate is offered in Spanish and for the first time it will be offered simultaneously in English. The registration fee is $250 USD.
For more information go to www.migrantmentalhealth.org.