Training Hearing Impairment

Pilot Training: Psychosocial Intervention for people with sensual disabilities - Germany BBK

The Pilot Training took place on the 1st and 2nd of July 2014 at the Federal Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection, Ahrweiler. The Training was held with 16 representatives working in different areas of psychosocial crisis management: school psychology, crisis intervention teams, fire brigade, pastoral care and psychology in emergencies, rescue service and experts for sensual disabilities and human aid and civil protection from the council of Europe.

For more Information download: Report and Program (German)

Pilot Training: Psychosocial Crisis Management for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals - Denmark

The Pilot Training took place on the 8th of September 2014 at the University of Southern Denmark. The training was held for first responders (police officers, firefighters, rescue workers, paramedics) and mental health professionals. The overall goal was to provide professionals with training in psychosocial crisis management (in acute and aftercare situations) for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. The primary focus was on deaf individuals in acute situations.

For more Information download: Report and Program (Danish)

Pilot Training: Communication of the members of IZS (Integrated rescue system) with people with visual or hearing impairment - Czech Republic

On 19th and 20th May 2014 the pilot trainings of the EUNAD project took place at the Department of Psychology Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. On the 19th of May, there where 37 participants attending the training, these where mostly police psychologist, psychologist of the fire brigade, psychologists of the ministry of the interior and intervents from the fire brigade. On the 20th of May, there were 44 participants, these were mostly fire fighters and the psychologists of the firebrigade. Primary goal of the course was deepening the knowledge and skills of psychologists and intervents of IZS in the field of work with people with visual and hearing impairment or disability during the crisis, catastrophes and critical incidents. Another goal was to provide sources for further education of all professionals (members of IZS). Important point of the trainings was also a creation of networking among the different groups, that participate on management of crisis situations - during the whole process - from preparatedness, during their acute phase, to the follow-up solutions and to offer a platform for exchange of practical experience.

For more Information download: Report and Presentations (Czech)

Pilot Training: Post trauma interventions for hard of hearing and deaf individuals - Norway

The 24th of April the pilot trainings of the EUNAD project took place at the Norwegian center for hearing and mental health, Oslo University Hospital. The staff of the center is specialized in the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders in hearing impaired people and has in depth skills and knowledge of the diverse communication modes of the clients, their cultural background, and specific developmental aspects and psycho-social challenges associated with being deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. The participants were mainly clinicians with psychological/medical background. Several of the therapists are skilled sign language users. Twenty five participants attended the lectures and discussion. The sessions were translated into sign language.

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Pilot Training: Intervention with Deaf – Needs in acute crisis situations - Germany CoP

The Pilot Training about „Intervention with Deaf – Needs in acute crisis situations” took place on the 7th of December 2016 at the Centre for Psychotraumatology in Krefeld. The Training was held with 27 participants working in the field of victim protection in order of the regional authority and experts of hearing impairment.

For more Information download: Report and Program (German)