On December 19 - 21, 2012 Rumah Cemara organized “Burnout prevention training for CAHR implementing partners in Indonesia” involving 18 participants from 4 CAHR partner organizations and 3 self-help groups for injecting drug users and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).
The main problems for a social worker, who directly provides services to beneficiaries in the field, are burnout and stress which lead to unproductive work. The training was aimed at development of knowledge and skills on knowing personality, including information on one’s strengths, brain work, how to maintain positive energy and how to manage overburden.
It was facilitated by Mrs Efnie Raditya and Mrs Sistrianova SE who are psychologists from Maranatha University and have experience in working with drug users and PLHIV. The objective of the training was to increase the capacity of implementing personnel, such as outreach workers and volunteers from each partner organization, to facilitate strengthening of partner organizations in organizational areas.
All the participants found the training useful for their daily work in the field. Most found something new and fresh from the material delivered during the training. The participants also mentioned the need to conduct the similar training in the future.