1st Educational Seminar for the workers of the first Counseling Centers (Athens, Lamia, Patras, Iraklion) [1ο Σεμινάριο Επιμόρφωσης Στελεχών Γ.Γ. Ισότητας των Φύλων]
First Phase: Training
The training targeted all types of gendered-based violence, including domestic violence, as well as the available supporting services in order for the counselors to be able to make appropriate referrals. Even though the entire Seminar's duration was 30 hours (20 Seminar + 10 Distance training), according to the Seminar's Agenda, only 4 hours were devoted to domestic violence. The Seminar was conducted on 29-31 March 2012.
Second Phase: Supervision (Scheduled to start at the end of August)
Supervision and monitoring the of counseling process via 12 3-hour sessions that will be conducted in each Counseling Center. All employees are anticipated to participate in these sessions. The supervision sessions will be facilitated by trained school psychologists. The counselors who provide legal support services, will also have an additional session (via telephone) with a lawyer-consultant, who will provide them with instructions regarding legal issues that may face.
Both phases are scheduled to be conducted for each of the 61 new structures (counseling center or shelter) that will be established (see sheet 18).
Part of the training material can be found at: http://www.psy.auth.gr/isotita/index.php?option=com_content&view=article.... The educational material that trainees had access to via a Blackboard, is currently available only upon request, but soon it will also be uploaded at: www.psy.auth.gr/isotita
The trainings are funded in the context of the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013, Operational Program: Public Administration Reform.
Aims and objectives
Training of the counselors of the 4 new Counseling Centers which started their functioning on the beginning of April 2012 (see also Sheet 23)
Results and impact
It is reported that:
a) Trainees were evaluated on the basis of assignments they undertook in the context of the Seminar and
b) The training was evaluated by the trainees via a self-completed questionnaire.
The Evaluation Report is not available yet.
Psychology Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Stakeholder, Firstname: Vassiliki
Stakeholder, Family name: Deliyanni-Kouimtzis
Duration: 4 hours (2 Seminar + 2 Distance training) + 36 hours supervision
Periodicity: upon establishment of a new Counceling Center or Shelter
Nr of beneficiaries: 15
Nuts code: EL3, EL232, EL431, EL244 (to be expanded)