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Общи :: Health education and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities November 19-21 2013

Health education and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities November 19-21 2013

Keep me safe LogoSofia, November 25, 2013

A workshop on „Health and sexuality education, appropriate health messages and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities (YPLD)” was organized by BFPA together with a partner association from Germany – a nongovernmental organization for family planning, sexual education and consulting Pro Familia Passau http://www.profamilia-passau.de/ . The training was held from 19 to 21 November 2013 and gathered in one place specialists from the whole country working with different types of institutions and different groups of YPLD. The professionalism and experience of participants impressed the guests form Germany. The trainers Perdita Wingerter and Markus Ubelhor, assisted by a youth volunteer of Pro Familia – Jessica Ashraf presented lots of interactive methods and techniques for working with the target group. 

The workshop is part of the project Keep me Safe / DJ Justice DAPHNE 3 Program / DAPHNE – JUST/2012/DAP/AG/3092 “Keep me Safe”, co-funded by the EC Daphne III Program. A few more training for guardians, teachers and caretakers on one side and young people with learning disabilities and their parents on another will be held in our country in the frame of the project by the end of 2014.
Part of the deliverables of the project is a full package of training manuals consisting of three items: one for professionals and parents who directly work with YPLD, one manual for YPLD and also a good practices manual which establishes standards at European level.
Project partners with BFPA in the project are another 12 member associations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation – European Region, and IPPF is the leading partner of the initiative. Investigations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that in Europe between 39 and 68 % of girls and between 16 and 30 % of boys with problems in intellectual and / or physical development are victims of various forms of attempted sexual abuse before the age of 18 years. Violence against children with developmental problems occurs 1.7 times more frequently than violence against other children. Nevertheless, these needs of YPLD for health information and education, as well as respecting their rights and protecting form abusive practices are still a need across Europe.

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Group work

Exercise

Perdita, Markus, Jessica

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Общи :: Health education and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities November 19-21 2013