2nd three-day training on managing a person exercising gender-based violence
Thursday, Jun 23

June 27-29 from 09:00 a.m. at Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality

With the Norwegian Organization “Alternative to Violence”, in the context of the “Time to Talk” project.

From June 27 until June 29, the second three-day training on the provision of advisory services to the abuser of gender-based violence will be held at the Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality.

This training will be held by the Norwegian organization “Alternate to Violence” with many years experience in research and training in the fight against gender-based violence and in the treatment of people who exercise, experience or witness incidents of abuse. The first three-day training was carried out in April 2022, with the substantial participation of 26 mental health professionals from the social services of the Municipality of Drama and representatives of the Police. The basic lines of the training were the exchange of good practices, the presentation of the operation of the organization, the basic guidelines and protocols that the agency follows from its first contact with the abuser of gender-based violence until the completion of the treatment.

All psychologists, social workers, lawyers from the services of the Prefecture of Drama and representatives from the Police are invited to the second three-day training. The purpose of the second training is greater specialization in the provision of advisory services to abusers of gender-based violence, through case analysis. This action is of particular significance both for the professionals and for all the citizens of our city, as the Norwegian team will continue the work they started, by transmitting the know-how and methodology of their organization to the social services of Drama, resulting in the information and specialization of professionals and the strengthening of their advisory services to the citizens of Drama.

“Time to Talk” is implemented in the context of the Active citizens fund program, with Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality as implementation body. The €13.5 million Active Citizens Fund program is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) financial mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims at fortifying and strengthening the sustainability of civil society and at highlighting its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active Citizens Fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodossaki Foundation and SolidarityNow. For more information: www.activecitizensfund.gr