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First Step – Social Work Training

H.O.P.E are delighted to support First Step Cambodia (FSC), a local NGO designed to meet the needs of male victims and survivors of sexual abuse and their families, carers, supporters and communities in Cambodia.

Our support to date has been used to provide pivotal Social Work training for front line carers and support workers for young adult boys in the Siem Reap area.

This comprehensive six month training course  starts off with seven one week modules covers the following topics:

  • Knowing Yourself
  • Knowing your Client
  • Understanding Abuse and Exploitation
  • Impacts and Effects
  • Helping and Supporting

This is further supplemented by six months of follow-up support to include at least four recall days and support forums to share experiences, problems, successes etc.

There has been 19 beneficiaries, 16 of which are from organisations in Siem Reap, including some of the programme H.O.P.E actively work with and support.

Back in March we shared their news, read on to hear their thanks…

“After 10 months, and 352 hours of teaching, presentations, group work and role plays – the FSC Social Work Training ‘Class of 2014′ graduated today.

First Step Cambodia is proud of their commitment and the support of their NGOs, Directors, supervisors and managers throughout the last ten months. FSC would also like to acknowledge again the support of our partners Hope for Cambodia, FELM and CLSA, whose support enabled us to facilitate the training.

We will continue providing follow up support, and more training for the participants and their managers throughout 2014.

Thanks again to all the trainers – Sokhem, Sambath, Sreytha, Kunthea, Kroesna, Sopheap, Sokha, Socheat, Chanthao for your commitment and hard work of the last year. Also to Siden, Rotana and Sopharin for the additional help behind the scenes that you have also provided. Without all of you this would not have been possible.

This may be the end of the training for now but today also marks the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship – and we look forward to working with you all to protect and support children and young people affected by sexual abuse in the years ahead.

Click here to learn more about First Step.