First IPV counsellor training sessions coming up

As part of the preparations for the STOP project, much effort and many thoughts have been put into how the video counselling sessions should be carried out. On January 11th – 13th, we reach an important milestone as we invite the first video counsellors to a specially developed training programme. The first group is Danish midwives appointed to the project. During the three days, the midwives will get to know more about what intimate partner violence is (IPV), how it affects the women and their unborn child, what tools can be used in the counselling sessions to help the woman acknowledge that she is in a violent relationship, how to empower the women, and also how to carry out a counselling sessions via video. And much more.

As COVID-19 is still a dominating factor in Europe, the training sessions will be done virtually. The virtual setting provides a great opportunity for the IPV counsellors to get used to the digital communication environment.