Psychosocial Risks: Understanding and Communication

Start Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
End Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Category: Society Issues
Venue: ENM Paris
Country: France
Leading organisation: ENM (French National School for the Judicary)
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Language(s): French
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Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 2
Contact: Anthony Manwaring
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Contact phone: +33 144419954

Course Description

Psychosocial problems, which take many, constantly changing, forms such as stress, addiction, violence, absenteeism, burn out, harassment and suicide, challenge organisation and management methods, in both the public and private sectors.
The second health at work plan for 2010-2014, which derives from the Agreement of 20 November 2009 on health and safety at work in the civil service, envisages developing an active prevention policy.
A working group, which was set up within the Ministry of Justice in 2010, has responsibility for drafting and putting in place an action plan to be rolled out depending on the specialisations of the various professions represented.
On the basis of experiments carried out in big companies or other French or foreign public sector agencies, the participants will look at crossed analyses of the concept of psychosocial risks, considering what it includes, the identification of warning signs, critical situations and risk factors, and the preparation of a policy of prevention and support for personnel with problems within courts.
This session will also provide an opportunity to discuss the channels of communication to be put in place internally and how they might interact with the rights of troubled judges, prosecutors or other staff members and their families and friends (privacy, medical confidentiality, etc).

Based on lectures followed by Q&A sessions and round table discussions, this session will be led by professionals from different backgrounds (a doctor, a psychologist, a lawyer, a communicator, etc). It will allow judges and prosecutors to identify the skills required to deal with a complex, contemporary issue.