National College of Ireland is proud to support the Irish Cancer Society and IPSON (Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network) in the provision of free online training aimed at supporting Ukrainian refugees, with learnings that can be applicable to dealing with any person who has endured trauma.
For professionals dealing with patients in medical settings Trauma Informed Medical Care 101 is available 1pm to 2pm on Friday 20 May, delivered by Dr Meghan Marsac, University of Kentucky.
For all adults, both professionals and non-professionals, Psychological First Aid will take place 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 24 May, delivered by Kelly McBride, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Denmark.
Dr Amanda Kracen, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at NCI and IPSON Co-ordinator said: "We have been delighted with people's interest in supporting refugees across the community. Our last training session saw great demand and participation. You do not need to have attended a previous session to register for an upcoming session. We will make every effort to provide training to all those who register. Learning how to support people who are in distress benefits our entire society."