The six-month psychosocial counseling training for members of women’s cooperatives and one stop crisis management Centre and social mobilizers of the Women and Children’s office from 10 districts ended. The closing workshop was held at the Department of Women and Children and chaired by the Director Ms. Indira Ojha in the presence of UNFPA program officer, officers of the DWC, representative of ministry of health and population, staff/ trainers of Centre for Victims of Torture (CVICT) Nepal. The newly trained counselors shared stories of how they handled various cases with skills received during the training period. They talked about how this training brought about changes in their personal life as well as how it cleared their previous mis-conceptions about mental/psychosocial illness and health.
The training that began on 15 April – 11 October 2018 was organized in three phases — theoretical part, practical part and on-the job training. The training mainly focused on providing insight about identifying and assessing the cases and finally implementing the acquired techniques in improving the psychosocial health of service recipients. The training was provided by CVICT Nepal with technical and financial support from the United Nations Population Fund, Norwegian Embassy and Department of Women and Children.