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IASIS: An Online Seminar with The British Embassy and Consular Network of Greece and Cyprus was successfully completed, focused on the major issue of domestic violence
The Seminar took place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
It is our great pleasure that today, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, an Online Seminar with The British Embassy and Consular Network of Greece and Cyprus was successfully completed, focused on the major issue of domestic violence.
Following the request of the Consular Network, IASIS NGO and Psychologists-Adult Educators Hara Spyropoulou and Marianna Anagnostopoulou designed, organized and carried out a Webinar for 14 members of the Consul’s staff, based on the social phenomenon of domestic violence, which plagues modern societies, especially after the outbreak of COVID-19, where there has been an increase in incidents during the quarantine.
During our Online Discussion, we talked extensively about domestic violence, including some key characteristics of the phenomenon, its different categories, as well as the consequences and early signs of this form of violence.
In addition, while remaining firm in the main reason of the Consular Network’s educational request, we discussed in detail the process of early intervention and support for victims of domestic violence by professionals, where it was deemed necessary to actively listen, to evaluate the situation without criticising, while also to act effectively, in order to provide assistance.
In addition, there has been an extensive exchange of views regarding the prevention of domestic violence and the ways in which individuals, as well as organizations and services, can raise public awareness about the social this issue.
Throughout the training, the professionals of the British Consular Network actively participated in the whole discussion process, which proved to be extremely beneficial for all of us, as different views and ideas on how to approach incidents of violence within a family were heard. Also, an important pillar of assistance in conducting the active dialogue were the Case Studies based on real incidents of domestic violence, which were given to the participants, in order to analyse them and share their thoughts with the group, focused always on the issues that they presented. The use of Online Tools also benefited the active participation and interaction of the Adult Educators with the participants.