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Field Officers providing counseling and psychosocial support to receive further training

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Field officers providing counseling and psychosocial support to persons affected by the war in the North and East will undergo further capacity building training in order to strengthen and improve the quality of their service delivery.

The National Counseling Center of the Ministry of Social Services will conduct “Awareness and Coordination Workshops” for social service officers, counseling assistants, officers under the Ministry of Child Development and Women's Affairs, and other relevant officers attached to the District Secretariats of Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. The training session in Jaffna took place yesterday (May 9) while the other two will take place May 12 and 13, 2014, respectively.

The Ministry of Social Services is engaged in conducting numerous programs including counseling and livelihood support programs for the war-affected and vulnerable sectors in the North and East under the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).