Professionals got training to provide assistance to victims suffering violence damages

El Paso, TX, May 7, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – Violence in Ciudad Juarez has become something regular, city residents live in a fear culture where they are either witnesses or direct victims of violent acts. Victims can suffer of depression from mourning that they have not overcome, anxiety, post traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts, and some other problems that have not been treated, that is why the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office and the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) in collaboration with other organizations got together to implement an integral model for violence prevention through an advance mental health graduate course that took place from October 2011 to May 2012.

The main objective for the advance graduate course goal was to train participants to realize a psychotherapeutic Gestalt humanist approach that will allow violence victims to surpass those experiences throughout acceptance of reality and the emotions that it produces (pain, fear, outrage, etcetera); and to find a personal option to live in peace. This graduate course included 200 in-person hours distributed in 10 units with 20 hours each. Some of the subjects that were included in these units are: crisis intervention, mourning resolution, family attention, and the victim’s environment.  

A graduate course of Human Security will start May 1st and end on October 6, 2012. Materials of study is the conceptual framework include: security doctrine, introduction to public safety, security, Human Rights, international protection of Human Rights and the prevention and rehabilitation in Mexico.




For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication
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