In addition to the ongoing provision of Psychosocial counseling services to its beneficiaries using approaches of tele-counseling, the Liberia Association of Psychosocial Services(LAPS) has taken another step forward in the fight against COVID 19 in Liberia by training and  deploying community outreach teams in 2 slum communities of Monrovia as well as, in Tubmanburg city, Bomi County. Members of the LAPS’ community outreach teams known as “Psychosocial Front Liners” (PFL), are working in pairs, observing safety protocols and offering vital COVID- 19 related services in ways that minimizes risks of infections to staffs and community members.

The community outreach strategy takes into consideration: the care and safety of staffs and, service provision approaches that minimize risk of infection to all potential beneficiaries of services.

LAPS COVID—19 Response activities are funded by our international partners: Center for Victims of Torture—Partners in Trauma Healing (CVT—PATH), Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), and the United Nation Volunteer Funds for Torture Victims (UNVFTV).

LAPS COVID 19 response activities are being implemented in collaboration with various MHPSS actors in Liberia and in coordination with relevant government line ministries including, the Ministry of Gender Children and Social protection (MGCSP) and the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

 

Date

Friday, 4th December 2020
11:55:06am