The Open Door Crisis Care Centre has noticed an increase in calls for assistance from the community around issues such as drug and alcohol abuse in schools and the workplace, conflict management at work and at home, and depression and suicide.
To meet these needs in our community, The Open Door will be running courses on a variety of topics during 2020. These will be open to anyone with an interest in these topics, particularly school staff, HR managers, pastoral counsellors, and family members or friends of anyone struggling with any of the below issues. These courses will provide you with information and tools to assist those around you.
The workshops will be facilitated by either a member of the Open Door staff, experts in their fields, or a registered Counselling Psychologist. Cost will be R425 per person, and workshops will be run on a Saturday morning (see dates below) from 8:00am to 12:30pm.
For more information, please contact The Open Door on (031) 709 – 2679.
Date & Topic
18 April 2020 – Child abuse and grooming
9 May 2020 – Trauma
23 May 2020 – Rape
6 June 2020 – Domestic Violence
20 June 2020 – Anxiety and mood disorders
5 September 2020 – Drugs and alcohol
19 September 2020 – Conflict management
5 December 2020 – Suicide
Training young ambassadors on anti child trafficking
Training SAPS on anti human trafficking
Over the past 19 years The Open Door has intentionally focused their attention on the equipping and training of ordinary men and women to be involved in counselling, support awareness campaigns to address serious social issues of crimes. against our women and children. Over 5000 men and women have been trained as lay counselors preparing them to impact their communities on HIV/AIDS, child abuse, rape, domestic violence and human trafficking.
The Open Door has developed training materials and resources that are used to educate the wider community with a special focus on rural areas where development, social and health services are vastly inadequate. In 2014/15 in excess of 6000 learners viewed our training DVD on human trafficking alone.
Training courses & programmes
The Open Door Crisis Care Centre realises that it cannot rely solely on Donors for support and actively promotes and offers it’s service’s to Corporates and the Public to generate income.
Lay Counselling Course Content
Three lay counseling courses are run each year at a cost of R2500 per student. The program runs over eight weeks covering – Theory, Practical Skills, Personal Development, and Methodology.
Purpose of the course is to equip lay counselors to meet their social needs within the community.
B Psych interns also attend the course to back up their theory
This course is for adults who live and work with upper primary children and teenagers and have completed Protective behaviours Level 1 Training. This program teaches skills and strategies to prevent and/or reduce abuse and violence in the community, particularly sexual violence.
10-25% of staff, both employers and employees, at any one given time, are troubled at work due to concerns as to how to deal with family, relationships, stress, anger, domestic violence, loss, grief and bereavement, drug and alcohol or gambling addictions.
These factors affect the health of companies through increased absenteeism, low morale, workplace conflicts, personal and family-related problems. The results can be a decrease in individual work performance and overall productivity loss. Based on extensive research, it was found that companies that implement programmes dealing with these issues realise a significant return on investment through increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
The Purpose is:
To promote the well being of the company through its employees, thus promoting greater productivity and efficiency and improved quality of life.
To develop team-driven partnerships between The Open Door, the company and its employees.
To offer a cutting-edge response to both current and future societal and personal needs of both the company and its employees.
The Open Door will design a program specifically for your needs.
Self-Awareness, Attitude, World View, Origins of HIV/AIDS, Socio-Economic Impact, Wellness Wheel,
HIV Basic Science, Basic on ARVs, Basic on side effects, Adherence Counseling, Legal & Ethical Issues,
Pre HIV – Test Counseling, HIV Testing Demo-Post-HIV-Test Counseling, Listening Skills, Probing & Paraphrasing.
Sharing of experiences, attending to a client
Counseling and interpersonal relationship skills
Individual, couples, group casework
Video – “In your face”
Presentation – HIV/AIDS