#Trauma Training for Mental Health Specialists at the NGOs Fest
On 21st and 22nd May 2016, ICAR Foundation was present at the NGOs Fest to promote the training program on trauma organised within the project ‘Harmonisation in professional development standards in psycho-trauma intervention through Swiss-Romanian cooperation’, co-financed by a grant offered by Switzerland to Romania through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
Romanian mental health professionals were invited to join the pilot training program on trauma this fall. The program developed by ICAR Foundation in partnership with Swiss specialists will be the first training in Romania focused on migrants special needs and will benefit from certified credits from the Romanian College of Psychologists.
Why is this training necessary? Because the refugees arrived in Western countries carry with them trauma as a consequence of terrible experiences they’ve been through in their origin countries. The reintegration support is more effective if the mental health specialists understand the particularities of working with this special group of beneficiaries.