Competency Enhancement Training Program Evaluation and Stress Management for PHILJA Facilitators and Trainors
On December 9, 2013, the PHILJA conducted a Competency Enhancement Training (CET) Program Evaluation and Stress Management for PHILJA Facilitators and Trainors. It was attended by 37 participants composing of PHILJA officials and personnel, and CET facilitators and lecturers.
There were two parts to this program. The first part was the review of the following training programs: CET-Child Abuse; Judicial Integrity and CET-Trafficking. As a form of a workshop, the participants were divided according to these three programs and were tasked to review and assess each program's components and identify those that could either be retained, changed or eliminated in accordance with the changing times and the application of prevailing doctrines. Future targets in terms of new trainees, venues, topics and matters of implementation were further discussed. The outputs were presented and critiqued in plenary. The second part was the stress management training and workshop. Dr. Norieta Balderama, one of the most prominent psychiatrists in the country, facilitated this workshop by engaging the participants in physical and mental exercises that identify the stage and stress level of participants; analyze the physical, emotional, and social causes of stress and the different coping mechanisms; and suggest ways to manage stress.