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Training on Secondary Stress Prevention

In Guatemala City, during the month of January 2018, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) conducted four self-care and secondary stress prevention workshops for frontline officers of the National Civil Police, Attorney's General Office and National Institute of Forensic Sciences, who work with cases of extreme violence and Internet Crimes against children. The workshops were held within the framework of the Project "Strengthening capacities to prevent and combat cybercrime and crimes committed on the Internet against children (ICAC cases)".

The objective of this workshops is to generate a space that helps the regeneration of affected social networks by the cases that each participant attends in their work positions, through formative, experiential and intrapersonal research processes. The experiences shared by the participants showed that the problems are similar, although in different contexts. The participants, in their majority, attend victims and handle cases of sexual crimes, crimes against children and adolescences, trafficking in persons, among others.

The methodology used during the four (4) workshops was focused on developing processes of self-care, stress reduction and healing, in order to increase awareness of the importance of the physical and mental well-being of each individual and to be replicators in their work institutions. The activities were developed with the purpose of developing confidence, personal safety, personal growth and self-knowledge of emotions and feelings, reducing stress and managing emotions in the workplace. The workshop was held thanks to the Canadian Government and its generous financial support for the project within the Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP).