Now that you have some basic information on the subject of stress, we would like to invite you to accompany Christine Winter on her assignment. Using her story as an example, you will be introduced to some specific stress factors that can appear during a mission. Our aim is not only to focus on the recognition of symptoms in yourself and others, but also give you some practical advice on how to deal with similar situations and help others if necessary.
Christine is a lawyer and will begin her assignment as judicial affairs officer in a few weeks. For the next 12 months, she will leave her home to work in the headquarters and field offices of the mission. She is 37 years old, married to her husband Paul Winter, and has no children. She will be assisting the Ministry of Justice in organizing a series of training seminars for judges on judicial ethics, and she will support judicial reforms in the capital and the provinces.