On May 11-12, 2022, the Council of Europe project "Internal displacement in Ukraine: development of lasting solutions. Phase II" and "Youth for Democracy in Ukraine: Phase II" organized training for youth workers of Ukraine. The training is devoted to the basics of burnout prevention, compassion fatigue and psychological support skills in crisis situations and was conducted by the Israeli Trauma Coalition.
The training program provided for the dissemination of knowledge about modern results of research on stress exposure, features of the manifestation of stress in teenagers and young people, elements of protocol methods for providing psychological first aid, self-help skills, managing one's own condition in emergency and stressful situations, communication skills with persons who have experienced a traumatic impact.
Among the participants of the study:
- employees of local self-government bodies who work with young people;
- employees of the administrations of territorial communities who are responsible for the youth sphere;
- specialists of state and municipal institutions/organizations who work with young people;
- representatives of regional and local youth councils and other youth advisory bodies;
- youth leaders, representatives of civil society organizations that work with young people;
- representatives of youth centers and clubs, youth workers.
The need for this training for youth workers is based on the results of a survey that was conducted in March 2022 in cooperation with the Council of Europe project "Youth for Democracy in Ukraine: Phase II", UNDP in Ukraine and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine. The need for this training was also confirmed during group discussions during four meetings with youth workers in April 2022.
More educational resources for youth work and work with young people on the Project page - https://www.coe.int/uk/web/kyiv/youth-for-democracy-in-ukraine
The Council of Europe project "Internal displacement in Ukraine: development of durable solutions. Phase II" has been conducting long-term training on developing community resilience and overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since 2016.
More information materials on the basics of work with trauma on the Project page - https://www.coe.int/uk/web/kyiv/idps2-ukr