The Online Certificate provides, to all those people who work with populations in vulnerable conditions, theoretical and practical tools to adequately serve these groups. Some skills that will be developed are the following: observation, listening, interview techniques, self-care, team care, among others. In addition to an in-depth analysis of the psychosocial challenges that arise in the global panorama of 2021.

You will interact with participants from different regions of Mexico, the United States, Central, South America and Europe who work with migrants in transit, asylum seekers and forced displacement.



General objetive:

The Seventh Edition of the Online Certificate in Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees, and Displaced Persons “Building dignity: human rights, empathy, and solidarity”:

Seeks to create a space for reflection, offer new coping tools, and share strategies and proposals to face the hostile realities of the region, prioritizing the application of an approach based on the principle of solidarity that dignifies the lives of people in contexts of human mobility.


Specific objectives: 

  • Make visible the challenges for global governance in relation to the issue of human mobility, including the implications that the COVID-19 pandemic has had in this context.

  • Identify the migration and refugee process in the region, emphasizing the opportunities for improvement in relation to the defense of human rights and accompaniment of migrants, refugees and displaced persons.

  • Provide psychological tools to face the different implications of migration, asylum and forced displacement in the current context.

  • Identify the risk behaviours of migrants, refugees and displaced persons from an intersectional human rights perspective, in order to channel them to specialized care services.

  • Building a culture of self-care and caring for the teams that work with the migrant, displaced and refugee community (especially children, adolescents and women).

  • Make visible the construction of the social system that has been built through humanitarian networks to develop a new human rights agenda from the perspective of solidarity and empathy.


  • The realities of migration, asylum, and displacement.

  • Defense of the human rights of migrants, refugees, and displaced persons.

  • Self-care as a path to dignity.

  • Basic psychosocial intervention tools based on empathy and solidarity.

  • Networks of solidarity and empathy.




The Certificate is a course taught in a blended mode, that is, some activities require attention "in real time" and some others may be carried out online with previously established deadlines and with a minimum of weekly dedication, but always according to the time that the participants are able to spend.

"Live" activities

  • On Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. at 7:00 p.m. – Central Mexico Time – classes will be held in real time with an expert teaching staff in migration.

* We mean that it is recommended that people connect during class and live conversations.

Asynchronous activities

  • The rest of the week, collaborative activities (forums, videos, practical cases, readings, etc.) will be carried out through a virtual learning platform monitored by expert facilitators in migration and virtual tutoring.


The forms of participation in the classes are the following:

Online: Connect on the date and time indicated to follow the class from a computer and carry out the virtual live activities (following the indications of the Certificate staff).

Offline: It is possible to follow up the classes in an “on demand” format, that is, to allow people to access the classes (after their real-time version), at the moment they request it, and viewing them online from their devices.

Who is the Certificate for:

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   Civil society.
•    Human rights defenders.
•    People in the public function at different levels.
•    Members of international organizations.
•    Diplomatic corps.
•    Members of academic institutions.
•    Social leaders.
•    Students.
•    People interested in the topic.




With the people having access to the didactic material of the Certificate (calendar, delivery dates, readings and learning activities), they can decide their own study rhythm, taking into account various aspects such as the place and the time to take the classes or make the activities.


  • The contents for synchronous (classes) and asynchronous activities (forums, readings, videos, etc.) are designed to promote the participation of all participants through spaces to encourage dialogue and the construction of meaningful learning by building a bridge between the previous knowledge and the new knowledge.

  • The Certificate favours the exploration, inquiry, production and exchange of knowledge to appropriate the knowledge and in the future share it.



​People will reflect on the multiple topics provided, relating them to their reality. To do this, different resources are used to develop the Certificate. Here are some of them:


  • Educational platform for the Certificate: it is the most important resource for the development of content and asynchronous activities throughout the course.

  • Videoconference transmission program: It is a learning environment that facilitates the interaction between the headquarters and the people connected online, allowing communication, learning and the development of activities in real time during the synchronous phase of the Certificate.

  • Readings and videos: they facilitate the understanding of the contents of the Certificate, being adapted and systematized exclusively for people according to their professional profiles.

  • The participant's guide: contains the information necessary to organize the study throughout the Certificate. It presents the general data, the Manual of the platforms, the explanation of the contents and the academic calendar, as well as the communication, collaboration and evaluation activities.



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Registration requirements

  • Identification.

  • Basic knowledge of computing and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

  • Fill out the registration form.

  • It is suggested to have a gmail account, to facilitate communication.

  • Commit to comply with the schedules and activities established in the Certificate.

  • Make the respective bank deposit. 




1st. $100 payment no later than July 31, 2021.
2nd. payment of $75 before September 17, 2021.
3rd. payment of $75 before October 15, 2021.


*You can cover the cost in a single payment or in three different payments

Registration deadline: July 31, 2021.

Steps to enroll


If you are in the United States, please register on the following page.

1.- Fill out the online registration form

2.- Make the payment.

3. Send the digital file of your identification and proof of payment here (only if you have gmail, it will ask you to open your session). You can also send the files to


Note: regardless of the method of payment, please send a photo or a scan of it.​

Payment methods


1.    Bank transfer or deposit to the following account:

Iniciativa Ciudadana PCD, A. C

Bank: Banco Nacional de México, S. A (Banamex)

CTA. 2242551

Branch office: 844

CLABE: 002180084422425518

For tax deductible receipt

Puente Ciudadano, A. C
Bank: Banco Nacional de México, S. A (Banamex)
Account: 7009-4909579
Branch office: 5999
CLABE: 002180700949095792

2.    Payment via paypal and / or by Credit Card:

3.    If you want to make the bank deposit via OXXO, you can generate your order for the first payment, here

All set! 

We will send you a welcome email with the necessary instructions to start the Certificate, depending on the modality in which you have registered. If you have any questions, please write to