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Improving multi-professional and health care training in Europe — building on good practice in violence prevention (2007-2009)

About the project

This project is part of Daphne II Programme.

What is the Daphne II programme?

The Daphne II programme runs from 2004 until 2008 with a budget of EUR 50 million. It aims at supporting organisations that develop measures and actions to prevent or to combat all types of violence against children, young people and women and to protect the victims and groups at-risk. Read more about Daphne II program on the offical website.

Aims of the project:

This Daphne project aims to strengthen violence prevention by developing a framework multi-sectoral training programme based on promising practice and designed for key professionals involved in domestic violence prevention and/or services. The programme will offer a a specific training module for health care professionals. Tasks: (1) develop good practice criteria for multiprofessional training, (2) map training materials for health care providers, primarily train-the-trainer and multi-professional programmes, (3) review and analyze material, identify promising and verified good practice, (4) develop new directions for multi-professional training, emphasizing modules for health care sector, (5) pilot test the programme in existing community level networks in 7 EU countries and evaluate it, (6) revise, peer review and disseminate the programme for adaption especially in countries where training concepts and material are unavailable.

Rationale behind the project

Despite international normative guidance on the need for comprehensive, multi-sectoral strategies, most capacity building teaching measures continue to train relevant professions separately. A multi-sectoral approach most readily helps professionals develop a mutual understanding of interpersonal violence and DV. Specific contributions of diverse actors and their interconnectedness become clear, increasing co-ordinated cooperation in theory and practice. The project will foster the multi-sectoral approach in training contexts and strengthen cooperation skills, paying special attention to training of health care providers as they are underserved. The project responds to priority 6 of Daphne programme as it is based on training/train-the-trainer programmes developed under Daphne and will reenforce evaluated practice development such as S.I.G.N.A.L./Germany and the Finnish multi-professional training programme.

Specific objective of the project

In order to respond to the problem experts will:(1) generate criteria for good training/train-the-trainer programmes, (2) incorporate cultural sensitivity and socio-economic factors into the design of an improved module for health care professionals and multi-sector training programmes,(3) pilot test and evaluate the programme in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Austria, France and Hungary; amend as indicated by the evaluation,(4) publish the final programme via Internet and on CD-ROM, dessiminate through WAVE, EWHNET, CAHRV, WHO, Baltic Network, EU Violence Prevention in Health Network, policy agencies.

Project Result: PRO TRAIN Training program

The training programme is designed to provide the information needed for changes both in the practice of individual professionals dealing with violence victims as well as institutional changes. The programme is divided into basic modules for multi-professional training (I) and specific modules aimed at health care professionals (II). Within the multi-professional training there are five modules and the health care training consists of four modules. The fifth module for multi-professional and the fourth module for health care focus on institutional approaches.

Each module contains the following three files: (1) theoretical background for trainer, including references, (2) interactive exercises with notes for the trainer and (3) handouts and/or powerpoint presentations.

The whole training program is available in six languages for download on the PRO TRAIN website and on CD-Rom.

Partner institutions

University of Osnabrück, Germany – Co-ordinator
Sabine Bohne, Christine Freitag, Patricia Gozalbez Cantó (Project Assistant)

University of Helsinki, Finland
Sirkka Perttu, Tiina Savola

S.I.G.N.A.L. e.V., Germany
Hildegard Hellbernd

NANE Women’s Right Association, Hungary
Judit Wirth

Cécile Morvant

Associazione GOAP, Italy
Beatrice Biggio

Emergency Medical Services of Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Jana Seblová

Austrian Women’s Shelter Network/WAVE, Austria
Rosa Logar

Gesine – Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., Germany
Marion Steffens

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