[SWADCAP Online Course]_Course Description

In every disaster, be it natural or human induced, physical destruction resulting in deaths, injuries and damages are always apparent. What is not as apparent is the trauma and stress experienced by survivors who have suffered the loss of their family or community members as well as damages in their assets and properties. As front liners in the delivery of social welfare and development services, Local Social Welfare and Development Officers (LSWDOs) are expected to be competent in the provision of psychosocial support to survivors as it is a crucial service in disaster response.

The course was accredited by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of our social workers and was given 23.25 credit units.

At the end of the activity, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of disaster/emergencies to individuals, families and communities which will be basis of LSWDOs in providing Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the context of Psychosocial Support in an Emergency setting;

  • Describe the Rights-Based and Cluster Approach in an emergency setting as a guide in performing LSWDO tasks along disaster response management in the province/city/municipality;

  • Discuss core principles of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in an Emergency Setting as guide in the conduct of psychosocial processing;

  • Explain the principles of Psychological First Aid as guide in providing disaster response to survivors;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills using the Framework of Psychosocial Processing in handling responses of survivors of disaster that will guide in the conduct of the Psychosocial Processing; and

  • Formulate the Re-Entry Plan as basis for the application of learnings gained from the Learning and Development Intervention

[SWADCAP Online Course]_Target Participants

Target participants are Local Social Welfare and Development Officers from identified provinces in the Capacity Needs Assessment and/or as recommended by the Field Offices. Among the target participants are the following:

  • Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officers

  • City Social Welfare and Development Officer

  • Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer

  • LGU Focal person on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

[SWADCAP Online Course]_Course Content

The activity will include lectures, discussions, workshops, demonstrations and group scenario activities

To achieve the objectives, the following modules will be discussed:

Module 1 : Stories and Experiences Amidst Disaster: Risk and Vulnerabilities

               It is an introductory module that will cover an assessment/reflection of the LSWDO as a service provider of Psychological First Aid and Psychosocial Processing

Module 2 : IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Setting

               This module will provide the participants knowledge on the interconnection of the right-based approach, cluster approach and the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Module 3 : Psychological First Aid (PFA)

               In this module the participants will have an experience through a case scenario on how they do disaster response. Likewise, it will enable them to individually assess their competency in providing Psychological First Aid for survivors of emergencies

Module 4 : Psychosocial Processing (PSP)

               This module will enable participants to understand the framework and process how they conduct Psychosocial Processing for survivors.

Module 5 : Re-Entry Plans

               Participants will prepare their respective Re-Entry Plans on how they will be able to apply/practice their gained knowledge and skills in their present work at the LGU

[SWADCAP Online Course]_Terms of Agreement


Please be informed that slots for this Learning and Development Intervention is limited.  Participants who registered but failed to attend will NOT be prioritized in the succeeding LDIs of the Social Welfare Institutional Development Bureau. An official communication signed by the LCE shall be endorsed to SWIDB justifying non-appearance.

Furthermore, any changes from the approved registration such as cancellation shall be officially communicated to SWIDB ten (10) working days before the set schedule. Failure to communicate such changes will incur logistical concerns (e.g. expenses, participant’s accommodation etc.)


SWADCAP check-in time is from 2:00pm onwards. Early check-in cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to availability of rooms and confirmation of the front office staff. Check out is at 12:00 P.M. Late check-out can be arranged, but will be subject to availability of rooms and will be charged in excess based on the room provision of the activity.

Please note that a valid ID will be required at check-in and a copy will be retained on file.

[SWADCAP Online Course]_Confirmed Participants

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  • Asipulo, Ifugao (2)

  • Bacacay, Albay

  • Baliuag, Bulacan

  • Banaue, Ifugao

  • Braulio E. Dujali, Davao Del Norte

  • Capas, Tarlac

  • Del Gallego, Camarines Sur

  • DSWD Field Office CAR

  • DSWD Field Office IV-A

  • General Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite

  • Gerona, Tarlac

  • Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

  • Guinobatan, Albay

  • Gumaca, Quezon (2)

  • Infanta, Quezon

  • La Paz, Tarlac

  • Lagawe, Ifugao

  • Lamut, Ifugao

  • Luba, Abra (2)

  • Mabalacat City, Pampanga (3)

  • Macalelon, Quezon

  • Malolos City, Bulacan

  • Pandi, Bulacan

  • Pasig City, Metro Manila (2)

  • Patnanungan, Quezon

  • Pura, Tarlac

  • Ramos, Tarlac

  • San Fernando, Camarines Sur

  • Santo Domingo, Albay

  • Tagkawayan, Quezon

  • Tinoc, Ifugao

  • Unisan, Quezon

  • Villaviciosa, Abra