Continuing training of probation workers in the country
Continuing training of probation workers under Project “European Standards in Probation Training” took place at hotel “Shato Montan” – Troyan, in the period of 3rd - 10th July. Twenty probation workers from probation services in Kardzhali, Pleven, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Sliven, Burgas, Yambol, and Pernik took part in it.
The three main expert-trainers in the training had only a supportive role in the working process since three of the probation workers who had already been trained during the first training took the role of trainers.
The probation workers were introduced to several general topics: Contemporary legal aspects of probation activity; Good practices in case planning and case management; Organizing and conducting of group work; Dealing with emotional burnout in professional environment.
During the training each of the probation workers also went through individual supervisions with experts in the field.
Specialists in efficiency assessment also took part in the training. Their aim was to gather and summarize the feedback from the participants and then to work on improving and refining the already developed educational programmes.
The Project has been funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 under Programme BG15 “Corrective Services Including Non-Custodial Sanctions”.