To protect children and young people from the devastating consequences of violence, teachers and families must join forces to act before it occurs. In Slovenia, a project provided training to education professionals, parents and volunteers to help them prevent violence and deal with violent incidents.
Organised by a consortium including two non-profit organisations and an institute for psychological counselling, the project organised five training programmes covering measures to:
The training programmes combined theory with practical case studies and spread the five training days over a longer period to enable participants to put them into practice in their everyday work and family life.
The initiative, which was made possible thanks to financial support from the European Social Fund, was highly successful with participants. An evaluation of the project revealed that teachers and parents who participated in the initiative found that the concepts and strategies presented made a tangible difference when dealing with critical situations.
|Project name:||Training of professional workers in education in the field of strengthening the competences for the prevention of violence in the period between 2010 and 2012|
|Area of activity:||Education and training|
|Project duration:||October 2010 – July 2012|
|ESF contribution:||€630 351|
|Total budget:||€741 590|
|Participants:||2 900 education professionals|
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