Over the past few years, the number of civil wars has increased and attacks perpetrated by governments and armed groups against civilians have risen. Sexual violence remains a pervasive tactic of modern war. Women and girls are subject to mass abduction, as well as forced conversion, marriage and sexual slavery. Men and boys are more often forcibly recruited to fight and face extrajudicial execution. More than 50 million people are in situations of internal displacement or in refugee camps, resulting in a significant burden for host countries, as well as the international community.
The objective of the course is to increase participants’ capacity to identify and manage their reactions to stressors while working in conflict and post-conflict settings. Participants will discuss symptoms and behaviours associated with chronic stress, and burnout. The final weeks will focus on developing and implementing strategies to enhance self-care and increase resilience.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify situations in which the risk of chronic stress and/or burnout are particularly high;
- Differentiate between normal levels of stress and chronic or unhealthy stress, as well as between stress and burnout;
- Identify ways to better manage stress in life and work;
- Apply tools to improve self-care and well-being;
- Apply three strategies for further developing resilience.
The course runs over 8 weeks divided between 2 weeks of readings, 4 weeks of staff-led activities covering 4 themes related to stress management and 2 weeks of preparation of assignments.
The Stress Management E-Learning course is a self-paced, web-based course to be accessed at will and at any time by the participants. The indicative themes covered by the course are :
- Understanding the physiology and psychology of stress and burnout;
- Managing stress and burnout in conflict and post-conflict settings;
- Practising self-care;
- Strengthening resilience.
The course is open to anyone interested in uderstanding the physiology and psychology of stress and burnout, managing stress in conflict and post-conflict settings as well as strengthening resilience and self-care.
UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following:
Windows XP, 7 or superior;
MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or superior;
Intel Core 2 Duo – or AMD – 3 GHz processor;
3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended);
Hard drive: 160 GB minimum.
Adobe Acrobat Reader;
Adobe Flash Player.
Google Chrome 30.0 or superior;
Mozilla Firefox 25.0 or superior;
Safari 7 or superior;
Internet Explorer 8 or superior.
- Apple iOS in Apple iOS 7 or superior on iPad:
Articulate Mobile Player;
- Android OS in Android OS 4.1 or superior (optimized for tablets):
Articulate Mobile Player;