General evaluation of sensitivity courses for police officers on specific needs of transsexual persons in Serbia

Background

Members of the expert team on mental health of trans individuals from the Counselling Service for Persons Diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria (Department of Psychiatry, CHC”Dr D. Misovic) took part in sensitivity training for... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim of this course was to support reducing trans and homophobia as well as discrimination and bad practice on an institutional level. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The sensitivity training consisted of 10 two day courses from October 2014.till December 2015. Various educational methods were used: 1. ex cathedra lectures defining terminology, etiology, special characteristics, general... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Thus resulted in nomination of 8 Liaison Officers with the LGBT community in 4 major cities in Serbia and encouraged reporting acts of violence. [ view full abstract ]

Results

236 police officers from 27 police departments from various regions of Republic of Serbia attended the courses and learned that gender incongruence is not a mental disorder, choice, cannot be changed... Since trained officers... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

These courses were the latest in the line of similar courses performed for medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, elementary and high school teachers. Future plans are directed towards creating a wider network of... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Dusica Markovic Zigic (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade), Ljiljana Kicanovic (Department of Psychiatry, Clinical/Hospital Center "Dr Dragisa Misovic", Belgrade), Aleksandra Gavrilovic (Non-government Organisation for Lesbian Human Rights "LABRIS", Belgrade)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Social sciences

Session

PS-1 » E-Posters Endocrinology & Voice & Social Sciences (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Baltic)

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