Trainings on child abuse in institutions in Latvia

In November 2009 Center against Abuse "Dardedze" invited professionals for two trainings titled "Child abuse in institutions - recognizing, helping, stopping". 40 participants, mainly social workers, care workers and psychologists from child care institutions, were introduced to the basics of the phenomenon. A lot of time was dedicated to identifying possible cases of abuse in institutions represented by the participants and problem solving. Resilience approach as an effective approach in working with children in institutions was also introduced.

Almost all of the participants rated the topic of the trainings as very relevant to what they face at their work place and said that the institutional abuse is rarely covered in other trainings.

As the demand for the trainings was much higher then the number of participants admitted, "Dardedze" will carry out additional trainings on various themes related to child abuse and prevention of it.

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2010-01-12 14:43.