ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) Launches Inaugural Psychosocial Support Training of Trainer (T.O.T)

24 Apr
ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) Launches Inaugural Psychosocial Support Training of Trainer (T.O.T)
Siem Reap, April 22nd, 2024 – The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC), in partnership with the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA), the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), is proud to announce the launch of the Training of Trainer (T.O.T) program for the Psychosocial Support Training Session 5.
Scheduled to run from April 22nd to 26th in Siem Reap, this five-day program signifies a pivotal milestone in advancing victim assistance initiatives within the ASEAN Member States. Facilitated under the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund Project, “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States,” the initiative aims to equip medical professionals, community leaders, and volunteers with the requisite knowledge and skills to deliver comprehensive support to victims of explosive ordnance incidents.
“We are delighted to inaugurate this Training of Trainer program, symbolizing a collective endeavor to address the psychosocial ramifications of explosive ordnance incidents. Through this initiative, our objective is to empower individuals with the necessary tools to effect meaningful change in the lives of those affected by such events,” remarked Rothna Buth, Executive Director of ARMAC.
H.E. Prum Sophakmonkol, Vice President of CMAA, stated “We are proud to co-host this Training of Trainer program with ARMAC, furthering our commitment to enhancing victim assistance programs in the ASEAN Member States. By equipping medical professionals and community leaders with the necessary skills, we aim to make a meaningful impact in supporting victims of explosive ordnance incidents.”
As a dedicated partner in this vital initiative, SingHealth is committed to contributing to the training and development of healthcare professionals in Cambodia. Through this collaboration, our objective is to bolster the capacity of individuals to deliver comprehensive psychosocial support to those affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war,” added Irene Tan, International Collaboration Office, SingHealth.
The training curriculum will encompass a wide array of topics, including understanding the psychosocial impact of landmines, identifying mental health conditions, administering psychological first aid, and implementing self-care strategies for caregivers. Participants will engage in interactive sessions, role-playing exercises, and discussions tailored to enhance their proficiency and understanding in delivering psychosocial support.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to our esteemed partners, including CMAA, the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia, SingHealth, and the generous contribution of the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund. Together, we are steadfast in our commitment to cultivating resilient communities and delivering holistic support to those affected by explosive ordnance incidents,” concluded Rothna Buth.
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