Basic Training for Psycho-social Court AssistantsThe aim of this newly structured training programme for psycho-social court assistants, which was regulated by means of an administrative agreement by and between the (former) Federal Ministry of Justice, the (former) Federal Ministry for Family and Youth and the (former) Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs, is to work out the common features of psycho-social court assistance for all three victim groups, i.e. “children and young adults”, “women affected by male violence and trafficking in women” and “victims of situational violence”, in a general training module and to impart specific knowledge regarding these three victim groups in specific training modules.
Requirements:The training for psycho-social court assistants is only available to staff of proven suitable institutions which have been engaged by the Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice pursuant to Section 66 (2) of the Austrian Code of Criminal Procedure [Strafprozessordnung/StPO] to offer court assistance to victims as defined in Section 65 No. 1 (a) and (b) StPO as well as victims (Section 65 No. 1 StPO) of terrorist attacks (Section 278c of the Austrian Code of Criminal Law [Strafgesetzbuch/StGB]) after a review of the statutory prerequisites.
- Bases, aims and tasks
- Quality standards for psycho-social and legal court assistance
- Legal bases
- Role, function and process of court assistance
- Basics of psychotraumatology and trauma processing
- Methodical ways of dealing with the ambivalence of the victim
- Victim group-specific, gender-specific, violence-specific and development-specific aspects
- Organisational structures
The training for psycho-social court assistants includes 66 units of 45 minutes each which are held in three seminars of three days each. The maximum number of participants is 27. One half of all seminars are held jointly for psycho-social court assistants of all victim groups and the other half of the seminars are held separately for each victim group in small groups. By ensuring that the number of participants is equal it is intended to deal with all three victim groups, i.e. “children and young adults”, “women affected by male violence and trafficking in women” and “victims of situational violence”, in a balanced manner.
Dates:Justice Training Center (Justiz-Bildungszentrum / JBZ) Kitzbühel:
23 April – 25 April 2019
20 May – 22 May 2019
24 June – 26 June 2019
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