Coping with Crisis

Coping with Crisis is a triennial magazine published by the Psychosocial Centre of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies since 1995. It focuses on contemporary psychosocial support programmes and activities, including specific projects, assessments and evaluations. New initiatives and developments in research as well as key meetings and trainings in the field of psychosocial support are also highlighted in each issue.

The primary target audience for Coping with Crisis are people working in the development and emergencies relief sector around the world. This includes UN agencies, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, NGOs and international academic institutions, as well as individual professionals with an interest in psychosocial work.

Every issue of Coping with Crisis focuses on a specific thematic area or initiative within the field of psychosocial support. Issue 1/2012 highlighted support to volunteers in emergencies, in connection with the publication of the PS Centre’s toolkit on the same topic. The second 2012 issue was entitled “Kids Can Cope” and focused on children in crisis situations, in connection with the release of the Children’s Resilience Programme materials published by the Centre.

Coping with Crisis is distributed electronically three times a year in the four official languages used by the IFRC: English, French, Arabic and Spanish. The English version is printed and distributed by post to subscribers.

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