Trainings organized by Centre Dardedze

Centre “Dardedze” organized in 2006 two trainings for psychologists, social workers, care givers, nurses.

The first one was held on the 16th and 17th of November covered the subject of capacity of organization working with abused children and their families in terms of interdisciplinary and team work. The participants were professionals from one organization. The main aim of the seminar was to evaluate work of the organization and to find its strong and weak points. More detailed issues discussed during the seminar were:

Local supervisions in Latvia

The first local supervision was organized on the 4th of December 2006 for 15 social workers dealing with children and families. During this supervision, led by a social worker Laila Balode from "Centre Dardedze", the following problems and topics were discussed:
• Role and responsibility of social worker and other involved actors (custody court, psychologist, etc.).
• The necessity of correct and timely information for successful case management, diagnoses and treatment.

Subregional training in Latvia

On the 26th and 27th of October 2006 social workers and care givers from Latvia and Lithuania took part in the subregional training led by Erki Korp from Estonian organization “Tallinna Laste Turvakeskus”. The main theme of the training was “Child protection in institution” and among the covered issues were:

The supervision for social workers assisting sexually abused children in Latvia

The supervision took place on 14th of November 2006 and was led by an international expert Alice Newman (principle therapist with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation). It was organized for 20 social workers dealing with sexually abused children in all regions of Latvia. It was the first international supervision for social workers, therefore social departments and crises centers were highly motivated to participate in it. There was recognized a problem that situation in Latvia and U.K.