In addition the trainers discussed methods of self-rehabilitation and burnout prevention for the therapists.
Larisa Kopneva and Elena Zabadykina introduced the participants to the concept of telephone counseling.
They also discussed relaxation techniques for the counselors, an essential aspect of this extremely difficult work.
A training, "Foundations of Telephone Counseling and Supervision" for domestic violence help line counselors was held at the Center for Social Work and Psychotherapy (Resource Center) in Petrozavodsk.
The trainers, well-established professionals in this field, came from the St.-Petersburg- based Social and Legal Services for Victims of Violence.
They spoke about their experience of obtaining legal protection for children - victims of violence, as well as about the center in genral - its goals, guiding principles, and structure.
The participants of the seminar saw a film about the center.
The organizers of the roundtable invited the director of Volgograd's domestic violence Resource center and the chairman of the newly created community organization "Volgograd's Alternative." The colleagues from Volgograd shared their experience of working in a coalition, and offered to collaborate with Volozhsk.
Specifically, they offered to make it possible for victims of violence in Volozhsk to use the hotline established at the Volgograd resource center, as well as informational support for the Volozhsk colleagues.
Natasha Andreeva, Coordinator Project Harmony, Petrozavodsk [email protected] group of experts from the United States arrived in Irkutsk to offer a series of seminars as part of the second stage of the Domestic Violence Community Partnership Program. Local experts who work in the field of domestic violence prevention and victims assistances services also attended the seminar.