Considering the diversity and heterogeneity of health care structures and professional groups across the EU member countries, a training programme for all of Europe must feature one quality above all: flexibility in implementation. Thus, the concept and the materials have been designed as an open modular system. This makes it possible to select individual elements, depending on time frame, specific interests or work-related matters to focus on, as well as prior knowledge, and if required to add further items. This way, the programme can be employed according to specific target groups.
The audiovisual training material takes modern reception habits into account. Central elements are short film sequences combining topic-related information, e.g. physiological brain reaction processes in traumatised persons, with experience-related content, such as (visual impressions of) flashbacks. Two different learning techniques are used here: the cognitive method, employing typologies and graphs to provide knowledge about the various pictures of disorder; and the method of sensuous and emotional perception by means of visualising the perspective of traumatised persons. Particular attention was paid to keeping the programme closely practice-related, e.g. by including a counselling scenario as an example. All short films can be played back separately as individual chapters on a DVD.
Additionally, a multitude of background materials is available on a CD-ROM. These can be combined as a folder for participants or used as further didactic materials for trainers.
Whether and to what extent any further methods, such as tutorials or role playing, are used depends on the individual network partners offering the training units in the respective EU member countries.
For information about appropriate training offers in your country or region, please refer to the web pages of the local partner organisation.