The project aims to prevent violence against children with disabilities. It will focus specifically on the role of families as primary care givers. This role is often ambivalent: families offer important protective environments, but families might also generate various form of violence and obstruct the development of independency, an important form of neglect. Primary prevention should therefore be articulate, focusing both on the creation of supportive networks and on the empowerment and education of families and children. The project will lead to an improved capacity of associations, social cooperatives and health, education and social services (target audience) to develop and implement models of primary prevention in this field.
The results will be achieved by the publication and dissemination of an information brochure based on research and innovative models of intervention and training aiming at prevention. The main beneficiaries, children with disabilities and their families, will be actively involved in the project, including a small number of families of migrant workers.
Links with the past:
2003 Childhood, disability and violence (C) 2003/215/C