Health professionals training in Banke and Makwanpur districts
In coordination with Ministry of Health and Population, TPO Nepal carried out Seven days basic psychosocial care and support training under the Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Project to the community level health professionals especially Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV). The training has been conducted in two events & two districts Banke and Makwanpur. The training dates were 29th July to 4th August 2015 in Banke and 30th July to 5th August 2015 in Makwanpur. In total 40 (39 Female & 1 Male/ 1 CMA, 3 ANM & 36 FCHV) participants were participated from two VDCs (Sitapur and Khajurakhurda) of Banke and eight VDCs and one Municipality of Makwanpur district (Agara, Tistung, Manahari, Markhu, Dandakharka, Rasksirang, Dhimal and Hetauda Municipality).
Main objectives of the training were to promote the psychosocial well-being of the survivors and build the strong support system in community level where survivors felt emotional support. In community, people were suffered from several types of problem which could not be addressed from one agency so to address the problem we tried to develop referral mechanism throughout the training. The major content of the training was psychosocial concept, psychosocial support, communication skills, behavior sensitization, stress and anger management, Psycho-education, self care, documentation and referral mechanism.
We expected that participants could apply learned skills in their community incorporating with their existing services and identified the cases having psychosocial problem and will be able to provide emotional support without pre-judgment. At least, they were aware on their own behavior and able to listen survivors complain with respect and confidential. They could able to refer the cases in related agencies as per need of the survivors.