A special skills training for community health workers was held on September 27-29, 2019. The CHWs came from four barangays, namely, Barangay Malingin of Daanbantayan, and Barangays Mahawak, Antipolo, and Dalingding Sur of Medellin
The training is part of the health component of the project “Integrated Community-based Livelihood Project for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors in Medellin and Daanbantayan, Cebu” in eight impoverished mountain barangays in the two municipalities which is funded by Caritas Austria. It is a social development project implemented by the Cebu-Bohol Relief and Rehabilitation Center (CRRC) which provides livelihood projects and social services to the residents in the barangays.
The project lasts from December 1, 2017 to November 31, 2019. Its objective is to contribute to an increased resilience of Typhoon Yolanda survivors through sustainable livelihood and health support in Medellin and Daanbantayan.
Topics of the training included first aid and the Community Resiliency Model. First aid skills provided CHWs with the skills to provide first and immediate assistance to any person suffering a serious illness or injury with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
The CRM is a framework of the Trauma Resource Institute consisting of simple biologically based skills based on current neuroscience that help persons get back into balance in body, mind and spirit. It educates individuals how to reduce common reactions related to stressful and traumatic experiences and how to integrate wellness skills into their daily life.