Title TRA-PRE-VI - Training for the Prevention and Treatment of Youth Violent Behaviour
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-66490
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Providing professionals with the necessary tools for developing a culture of prevention and treatment of Young violent behaviour.
The violent behaviour in the centres fostering young people is one of the most important concerns of the workers of this sector. However, the staff of the centres and services attending these minors is not properly trained to manage violent situations. Preventing and treating violence represents an essential way to ensure the welfare of young people and the favourable conditions for their development and protection.
In this context, the aim of our project was to develop efficient and useful materials to provide responses to the needs of professionals and of the institutions and services where they work.
The goals of the project were:
- To train workers in the acquisition of new skills that lead to the promotion of new tools of work.
- To provide workers with reference points to improve the development of their professional practice.
- To provide a theoretical content that meets the needs related to professional competences and adapts them to their field (social work/assistance).
- To enable institutions to build their own responses according to the specific mission they assumed.
- To develop a culture of prevention and treatment of the youth violence phenomena at all levels of the organisation and for all the agents.
The project was developed in six European Union countries: Spain, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy and Latvia. Every partner took an active part in implementing, developing and assessing the activities that were developed throughout the project.
Results: A website containing methodology, educational and training resources (in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Estonian and Latvian) and validated and experienced by every partner country.
Our project started from the Recommendations of the ANESM entitled “Violent behaviour in adolescent foster centres: prevention and responses”. This material meant for us our starting tool, the reference frame for our work on young violent behaviour phenomenon. These recommendations were organised to achieve a great exactitude and effectiveness in communication, showing the most important aspects to face youth violence and aggression in residential centres and other meeting points.
The basis of our project was the adjustment of ANESM recommendations to the specific needs of the professionals surveyed during our international work.
In order to carry out our work we took those recommendations that we considered as imperative both in the partner countries and in the different work situations with young people and we tried to turn them into the most useful and practical tool for educators. So we turned these recommendations into the training cards. These cards are divided into Sequences and these are divided into Sessions and are accompanied by numerous exercises. Furthermore, these cards reflect and respect the experiences acquired during the implementation of our training materials in the different countries. The piloting period allowed us to appreciate and revise our materials to improve their quality and functionality.
This way we created a training proposal which is freely available on our website www.traprevi.com.
Human Health and Social Work Activities
We developed a website which includes the training materials and that has been useful to spread the outcomes and general information of the project to the target audience and the general public.
The Recommendations of good practices (ANESM) from which we started out are also available online in English, French, Latvian, Estonian and Spanish.
Our Recommendations TRAPREVI intended to reflect the philosophy which inspired our work and the conscious and rational choices we made concerning the priority of the objectives.
We developed three training modules and an introduction frame about the child protection system of every one of the partner countries. The three Training Modules consist of a set of Didactic Units divided into Sequences and these divided into Sessions. In each Sequence we developed a summary card with a general description of the activity, the sessions to be developed and a set of questions for self-assessment. Finally, in each Session can be found a card describing the objectives, knowledges, skills, competences and exercises to develop in that session.