COERR Mae Hong Son Organized Capacity Building of Camp Based Refugee Staff Training

   COERR Mae Hong Son organized a Social Work Training “the Code of Ethics of Social Work and Case Management”, focusing on the case management and home visiting skill.

   The training took place on 13th June 2018, had 6 Ban Mae Surin camp base refugee staff and on 10th July 2018 had 20 Ban Mai Nai Soi camp base refugee staff attending.

   The training followed the methodology of Pretest, explanation about Concept of Social work science and Case management, Home visiting skill, Genogram or Family Tree, Taking notes, Reporting skill, Planning and Post-test.

   The participants were encouraged to learn and take this opportunity to refresh and review their Social Work knowledge and skill, in order to improve capacity in social work of staff in refugee camps. There is expectation that CBRS bring all knowledge and skill that they would gain from this training to adjust and apply to their current activities.

   After the Pre-Test session, trainer explained about home visiting process and mechanism, based on the situation of the refugee camps. The team conducted an activity to make participants understand why it was important to work for vulnerable people in the camp.

   Then trainers explained about the concept and value of the Social Work theory, and continued with home visiting skill and individual case management procedure.

   In the next session, all Camp Base Refugee Staff learned about “How to make a Genogram/Family Tree” of their cases. Then they practiced writing the Genogram with a child protection case study.

   In the last session, the training team conducted the Post-Home visiting skill session, focusing on taking notes and reporting skill. Then, the training team raised questions and made some conclusions and Post test.

   Based on the result of the test and informal assessment by trainers, there is a need to maintain coaching the CBRS in terms of Case management and Home visiting skill.

   There is also need to urge the CBRS to be alert to potential risks posed to children and help them to practice in analyzing information of the child’s needs and circumstances.