Irene went to maliga to talk about domestic violence,signs,health effects and prevention.
The meeting started with a word of prayers a word from the chair person,review of the previous lessons then introduction of the lesson. The members discussed the meaning of domestic violence, giving examples of domestic violence and health effects to the family and community members. Besides the obvious physical injuries, domestic violence can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Abuse also might trigger suicide attempts or psychotic episodes. Those were some of the some of the areas discussed.
The members also suggested on how to prevent domestic violence. Reporting all kinds of abuse to the police, improving communication in homes,prevention of habits and behaviors that may lead to abuse among others.
Irene then informed the members that she is coming towards the end of her lessons but encouraged the members to continue putting into practice the different areas discussed and visiting the health units for screening and treatment.
Lesson Use Examples
Yes, improvement in the need to know about one’s health.
2021-03-12 - Purpose: Irene will be talking about alcohol and drug abuse.
Yes, several community members are turning up for the meetings after the door to door visits and mobilization.
Program Critical Needs
Increased number of members turning up for the meeting.
Other Program Observations
Greatly improved in smearing the stoves and kitchens.
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize the members for the next meeting.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson and call the village for the next appointment.
Maliga village: one of the members of maliga village explaining the meaning of domestic violence.
Maliga village: some of the members in Maliga village who turned up for the health lesson.