Healthcare work, trauma-sensitive
Doctors, midwives and nursing staff are often the first point of contact for women and girls who have experienced sexualised violence. So they require more than just medical knowledge – they need psychosocial skills, empathy and a great flexibility in order to understand the personal situation of each affected person and deal with them in a trauma-sensitive manner.
Our main aim is to ensure the women and girls are met with respect and understanding, so they don’t suffer another traumatic experience and to help them regain stability and strength. If the healthcare professionals can manage to create a safe space for the women, they will open up. Then appropriate offers of further assistance can be arranged, including psychosocial or legal counselling.
Training by partner organisation of medica mondiale