Title TRINNODD: Transfer of Innovation on Dual Diagnosis
Project Number 2008-1-LU1-LEO05-00041
Product Results from needs assessment surveys carried out in new partner countries
Title Results from needs assessment surveys carried out in new partner countries
Product Type others
A survey on staff, users and families needs was carried out in Spain, Romania, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal. A 17-item questionnaire was completed by 170 experienced staff members (educators, psychologists, social workers, nurses, …) and 160 persons with Dual Diagnosis and their families. They were randomly selected in different settings across the 4 countries participating in the project. Staff were asked to describe the context of their work, the subjects related to DD that could have been useful to them, the principles or practices their team was following and the specific training they had received so far. Families and users were asked to express which topics should be developed by the support team to help them achieve a better quality of life.
Within the settings of these four countries, the following subjects were identified as a priority for training: stress prevention, assessment of individual and family quality of life, complexity of individual vulnerability, environment (family and community), different approaches to intellectual disability, technical knowledge of Dual Diagnosis, effective communication.
These conclusions (which were added to recommendations from the former project TRIADD and results drawn form recent research studies) helped partners to start developing new training modules in their respective countries.
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