14 January 2016

IFSW Asia-Pacific Region Announces Forum on Psychosocial Support in Disaster Situations

It had been acknowledged that social work has important roles in providing support for people affected by disaster. Psychosocial support is one of intervention that usually provided by social workers aftermath of disaster. The roles of social workers in this area continue during rehabilitation process particular in stage where affected people begin again to rebuild their lives. Disaster, even though in low level, always change people lives in immediately and bother or destroy all levels and orders that already established by people, both individually or communal. The main role of social workers is to help people to restore their self reliance and resilience, where people will able to cope with crisis situation as impact of disaster, adapt with new situation that demand new roles and continue their live with safety and achieve welfare condition.

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The fourn will be held on January 12th – 14th, 2016 at Pusdiklat Kesejahteraan Sosial, Margaguna, Jakarta, Indonesia