Staff nurses of district hospitals trained on psychosocial counseling receive certificates from the Secretary of the Health Ministry, Dr. Praveen Mishra on the 13th of September 2012 at the Ministry’s premises. The training program was supported by UNFPA.
Six months long training on psychosocial counseling to nurses working in 13 district hospitals where the one stop crisis management centre (OSCMC) is established or planned to be established concluded on the 12th of September 2012. The nurses who are now psychosocial counselors as well will be managing various problems faced by women affected by GBV through a psychosocial approach and appropriate referrals. According to trainers, the 13 nurses are the best batch of psychosocial counselors produced by CVICT who can not only solve the physical health problems faced by the victims but psychosocial and some mental health problems. The nurses (most from their home districts) are employed by the government in the same districts making our efforts sustainable. Women whose lives were affected
by violence will receive better care and support in the 13 project districts. We seek support from the health ministry to create a welcoming space for the newly trained psychosocial counselors so that they can help women affected by violence.(13 Sept. 2012)