|abuse and neglect.LOCAL TRAINING|
In hotel Car Samoil, Bansko, in the period 26-28 December 2008, the First Children’s Embassy in the World – “Megjashi” organized training on – Specifics of contact with a traumatized child (Identifying emotional, physical and sexual violence over and neglect of children).
Seventeen participants attended the training, three of which were pedagogues, cooperating externally with the Children’s embassy “Megjashi” as representatives of primary schools, and the rest of the participants were the employees and the volunteers of the Children’s embassy working on the SOS telephone for children and youth and the free legal service.
The training lecturer was:
Mr. Antoni Novotni, psychiatrist at the Psychiatric Clinic in Skopje and a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje.
All of the participants had an opportunity to gain professional knowledge in the area of psycho-sociology which would enable easier and more appropriate identification of a traumatized child, as well as cases of families with children traumatized from emotional, physical and sexual violence. The training also addressed ways of profiling offenders. Other issues were discussed as well, such as the situations that SOS operators face and the methods of dealing with various cases being reported on the SOS telephone for children and youth and the free legal service.
The training abounded with examples from everyday life, practice activities the results of which were presented at the end, and finally, evaluation questionnaires.
At the end of the training, the First Children’s Embassy in the World – “Megjashi” awarded all the participants with Certificates for participation in the local training.