Prevention of Violence: Say NO to Bullying and Child Abuse
Erasmus+ course summary
Primary prevention plays a very important role in ensuring safe and encouraging environment for children to develop their potentials. Strengthening values of non-violence and developing skills for dealing with violence and child abuse should be our priorities. Children spend a lot of their valuable time in kindergartens and schools. With primary prevention we can build protective factors in educational organisations. We can help them to stay safe and prevent harmful effects of violence and abuse, ensure healthy personal development and raise the quality of their lives. Effective primary prevention against violence is often listed as one of important factors for preventing early school leaving. The course doesn’t offer quick solutions. Instead it shows how to provide holistic and long term support and achieve better results step by step.
This open course is designed for teachers and counselors in preschool, primary and secondary education level. However, we have all the teaching material available also for students up to 18 years old and you can apply for a tailor-made course if your work in high or vocational school.
Besides English some of the learning material is available in Turkish language.
"Before you speak think: Is it True, is it Helpful, is it Inspiring, is it Necessary, is it Kind?"
C - Confirmed
Show Proactiveness in Creating a Safe School Atmosphere.
Provide holistic and long-term support. Strengthen children's capacities to cope with different life challenges and difficult situations.
DAY 1: Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.
Icebreakers, introduction to the course. Introduction to the problem of violence and child abuse. Introduction to primary prevention programme for kindergartens, preschools and primary schools (CAP programme).
Experiential work part 1: Work in pairs and small groups for understanding the following characteristics: types of violence (bullying, domestic violence, child neglect, sexual abuse…), dynamic of violence, symptoms and consequences of violence and child abuse. Learning how to respond to the disclosure of violence/child abuse and how to offer help to child-victim of violence /abuse.
DAY 2: Experiential work part 2: Work in pairs and small groups for understanding the following characteristics: types of violence (bullying, domestic violence, child neglect, sexual abuse…), dynamic of violence, symptoms and consequences of violence and child abuse. Learning how to respond to the disclosure of violence/child abuse and how to offer help to child-victim of violence /abuse.
DAY 3: Fieldwork: Visit of a Slovenian school that is an example of good practice in the field of primary prevention and implementation of primary prevention programmes CAP (Child Assault Prevention).
DAY 4: Implementation of primary prevention programmes in kindergarten, preschool and primary school. Practicing opening communication with a child in distress. Leading role-play workshops for teachers and parents. Offering supportive communication and suitable protection to children in distress.
DAY 5: Strengthening protective factors of teachers – taking care of ourselves. Raising awareness of needs, listening to ourselves and practicing different self-care strategies.
DAY 6: Key learning points.
Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.
* Some changes in the programme are possible. The participants will receive the Informational Booklet a few weeks prior to the start of the course.