Our methodology

Our psychosocial support methodology is founded on a public health approach that assumes the following:

See WHO’s page for details on the community’s role and the importance of self-care in ensuring wellness and supportive community processes. See the diagram below:

Basic PSS care has tremendous positive impact on communities. With minimal training, people can connect with their inner source of resilience and to that of their community.  Through the appropriate kind of attention, healing begins. Focusing Initiatives International teachers/facilitators practice these skills and share them with others through our innovative and culturally appropriate programs. To tap into this local wisdom, we identify those who are already recovering and thriving.  We learn from them, adopt and adapt strategies, and help them share their experiences with others in their community.

Through our process, community members: