Autonomous Women’s House Zagreb started to implement EU funded project “Improving GBV victims support services and the access to justice through Trauma-informed Care – Care4Trauma”.
The project started on June 1, 2022 and will last until November 30, 2024, with total project worth of EUR 412.432,00.
Project partners are: MondoDonna Onlus and The Italian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (SISST) from Italy, Union of Women Associations of Heraklion (UWAH) from Greece, Welfare and Development Association (ABD) from Spain, Women’s Support and Information Centre (MTU) from Estonia and Autonomous Women’s House Zagreb from Croatia.
Main goal of the project is to improve support services for women who have survived gender-based violence and their access to justice through Trauma-informed Care.
The target groups of Care4Trauma project are:
– Social workers, social pedagogues, lawyers, psychologists and psychiatrists,
– Organizations which provide support to women survivors of gender-based violence, institutions that work or provide support to women survivors (police, judiciary),
– Representatives of state institutions and representatives of local self-government units.
The project, among others aims to educate target groups and improve their knowledge and awareness of Trauma-informed Care, its applications and problems related to accessing justice for women who have survived gender-based violence.
Main activities of the project are:
– Research on women who survived gender-based violence and relation of country reports based on the collection and analysis of data on gender-based violence and the use of trauma-based help and support systems,
– Advocacy activities aimed at raising awareness of the effectiveness of trauma-based aid and support systems,
– Education of social workers, social pedagogues, lawyers, psychologists and psychiatrists on the approach to trauma-based care (TIC),
– Increasing the capacities of employees in shelters for women who have survived violence,
– Creation of training programs and conduction of trainings intended for social workers, lawyers who provide support to women who have survived violence, and creation of a specialized program for psychotraumatology and a system of help and support based on trauma,
– Creation of a manual on the access to justice through Trauma-informed Care,
– Communication activities aiming at Increasing the awareness and knowledge of stakeholders about the access to justice through Trauma-informed Care related to gender-based violence.