EU and UNDP train health workers in Ukraine in psychological first aid for victims of sexual violence
January 11, 2023

EU and UNDP train health workers in Ukraine in psychological first aid for victims of sexual violence

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, with financial support from the European Union, has organised a series of training sessions on psychosocial support for medical workers accompanying survivors of sexual violence. 

Seven training events, targeting over 120 participants, took place in October-December 2022 in Chernihiv, Dnipro, Poltava, and Vinnytsia.

The aim of the training was to develop health care workers’ skills in recognising, making contact with and providing first psychological support to survivors of sexual violence. The training programme included theoretical and practical sessions, including additional information on the characteristics of stress, trauma and post-traumatic states, and an introduction to the emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioural signs of sexual abuse.

The training sessions were organised within the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with the financial support of the European Union.

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