Circle of Health International and MADRE are bringing these one-time trainings to Gaziantep in a collaboration to support clinicians and NGO workers who are working with Syrian refugees and other populations affected by crisis. Any professional who works with individuals who have undergone human rights violations and/or who have been affected by trauma will benefit from these workshops. Professionals who lead teams are in a special position to affect broader change within their organizations by employing the techniques learned in these workshops.
Lunch will be provided
RSVP by November 21, 2013
Human Rights Advocacy
Presented by MADRE
10am – 1pm
This workshop will focus on educating participants on human rights advocacy and will emphasize participation among health care providers as a critical component towards addressing human rights abuses and holding governments accountable for violations. Human Rights are rights that belong to every person regardless of race, nationality, political or religious conviction, social status, sex, gender, or age. A human rights-based approach to advocacy recognizes individuals as “rights-holders” and views governments as having obligations to individuals. Human rights violations can be addressed and often prevented through civil society participation, and health care providers are often on the front lines of witnessing these types of violations.
Healing from Secondary Trauma
Presented by Circle of Health International
2pm – 5pm
This workshop teaches clinicians and NGO workers how to recognize and heal the effects of secondary trauma in themselves and in the staff they support. Secondary trauma is the stress that results from helping traumatized or suffering individuals. It is the cumulative effect of working with people who have survived traumatic life events. Clinicians, health workers, social workers and NGO workers have a very high rate of secondary trauma due to the often stressful nature of their jobs and their exposure to others’ stress. The quality of a person’s work and life may suffer if they have been secondarily traumatized and do not receive assistance. Secondary trauma is also a contributing factor to workplace turnover. The costs of recruiting, hiring and training new staff are significant.