Project Number 142748-LLP-1-2008-1- DK-LEONARDO-LMP
Product FAIRstart training program and material
Title FAIRstart training program and material
Product Type open and distance learning
It is a well-known fact that the ability to learn and the basic social trust of a person throughout life depend largely on the emotional and intellectual interaction developed in the close parent-child relation from birth to the age of three. Many orphans, however, are suffering from the lack of even the most basic human contact and care.
The FAIRstart training program and training material contributes to improving the quality of the basic human care offered to these children in order to give them a better start in life and to provide the proper conditions for the children to develop the basic early learning ability.
The most important product of the FAIRstart project is the training programme and training material.
The programme consists of 15 training sessions including a self-evaluation part, the FAIRstart game “FAIRship” and a Handbook with instructions and guides to the program. The Training session are:
Training session 1: Introduction to the FAIRstart training sessions
Training session 2: Understanding basic attachment theory
Training session 3: What is professional caregiver behaviour
Training session 4: The Hospital Model
Training session 5: Insecure attachment in outplaced children
Training session 6: How are we doing in our training?
Training session 7: The secure base model
Training session 8: Caregiver style and brain development in babies and toddlers
Training session 9: Promoting relations work in practical tasks
Training session 10: Designing family like groups for attachment
Training session 11: Promoting the development of peer relations
Training session 12: Promoting social, emotional and cognitive learning
Training session 13: Breaking down socail barriers between placement and community
Training session 14: Evaluating the entire staff’s development process
Training session 15: Future development and knowledge sharing.
The material has been developed in the basis of the knowledge we have of the crucial effect of attachment for a child in the first 3 years of its life. In these years the foundation of future development and possibility to learn for the rest of the life is created in an individual.
The target group of the training program and the training material is staff and leaders working with children who are placed outside their families.
The orphans are an indirect target group in the project, but naturally, it all concerns them.
The care given to them in the first years of their lives is crucial for their future learning and for their lives in general.
The training program and the training material are available in a web-based version as well as on DVD, and in 8 European languages.
Not less than 2.000 persons have become acquainted with the training material
Area of application Care of children placed outside their family either in institutions or in foster care environments.