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Social workers of Caritas have mastered the basics of providing medical and psychosocial care

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22.04.2016, Sviatohirsk

April 19 to 21 near Svyatohirsk social workers of Caritas Ukraine participated in training “Multidisciplinary approach to organizing and providing medical and psycho-social assistance to the most vulnerable people living in the buffer zone.”



It took place within a joint project of Caritas Austria and Caritas Ukraine aimed to provide medical and psycho-social assistance to the most vulnerable people living in the buffer zone of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including chronically ill elderly people, people with disabilities, single mothers and children.

Within three days, social workers together with local project coordinators from Starobilsk, Mariupol and Kramatorsk learn the basics of case management. Training conducted deputy director of charitable organization ‘Social Service ‘Bethany’ and Master of Social Work Oksana Volhina.

During the training students gained knowledge on the basics of case management: definitions, objectives, stages and models of case management; learned to make an initial assessment of the situation and identify basic needs of customers, to prepare a plan of interventions, set goals and plan events; mastered multidisciplinary approach, responsible interaction between members of a multidisciplinary team, organization of medical and psycho-social assistance to the most vulnerable people living in the buffer zone.

Then, medical manager of sector Yuriy Nakonechny spoke about managing a process of medical assistance. Maksym Skrypal who is responsible for security issues in Caritas Ukraine shared his knowledge about organizing security in the ATO zone.

Let us recall training “Fundamentals of supervision” held in February in Kyiv and organized by Caritas Ukraine under the project ‘Implementation of Case Management Approach to Work with IDPs’. The best case managers and administrators of the project from Kyiv, Odessa, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kramatorsk participated in the training.

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