www.safesex.bg

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
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.

Group photo

Group work

Exercise

Perdita, Markus, Jessica

Work in pairsGroup work 2

More photos from the workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banner
Banner

Latest news

BFPA gathered the teams from Sofia, Yambol and Montana on a work meeting

Varshetz, May 10-12, 2019

From May 10th trough 12th in Varshetz, BFPA held a working meeting under the “My Body, my rights” project, funded as a part of the global “MSD for Mothers” programme. Hosts and speakers at the meeting were Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, Ventzislav Kirkov and Boyan Mladenov form the BFPA team in Sofia, and the participants were the local project coordinators, health mediators and social workers from the project locations: Yambol – the villages of Kukorevo, Hadjidimitrovo, Veselinovo and Zavoy; Montana – Ogosta and Kosharnik districts; Sofia –Fakulteta and Filipovci districts. During the working meeting were discussed theoretical and real practice cases from field work with representatives of marginalized groups on topics like hygiene, health messages and campaigns, STI prevention, family planning and contraception. The people working in the project locations shared their experience from this and preceding projects about field work with marginalized groups, they discussed what are the challenges and the most successful approaches for achieving the best results. Peter Tzvetanov, coordinator of project activities in Montana, presented a memorable educational session on self-help groups and his colleagues from Montana and Yambol re-enacted some interesting practical cases. Their colleagues from Sofia put up for discussion theoretical situations that may arise during work.

 
Second training of the peer educators from Sofia Academy for health education

Petrohan, April 12-14, 2019

In the three days between April 12 and 14 took place the second module of the preparation of peer educators from the Health and Sexuality Education Youth Academy, realized with the support of the PIST directorate of Sofia Municipality. The focus of the second stage of education was upon elaboration of communication skills, teambuilding and team work, acquiring of knowledge about the prevention of trafficking of human beings, knowledge of hygiene as a starting point to peer education, adopting healthy eating habits and preventing eating disorders, work with vulnerable groups. In addition to health knowledge, the future peer educators acquired also social and personal ones – how to define one’s personal space – useful when working with young people with disabilities, and how to plan their own free time.

 
The health mediators from Montana, Zaichar and Pirot share their experience

Zaechar – Pirot, March 20-21, 2019 

On March 20th and 21st 2019 the health mediators from Montana participated in working meetings with their colleagues in Zaichar and Pirot. The meetings are organized by BFPA and  take place within the final phase of the ZOV (HEA) programme (Health and Education for All), supported by the Bulgarian – Swiss Cooperation Programme. Besides the members of the National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) from Montana, in the study trip were included health specialists working with vulnerable communities in the field, representatives of the Regional Health Inspectorate and of the local municipality. Their colleagues were expecting them in Serbia: representatives of local authorities, local NGOs in Zaichar and Pirot, health specialists, volunteers from the vulnerable local communities.
The key topics on which Bulgarian and Serbian colleagues worked together were exchange of ideas, presenting good practices related to improving the access to health services, education and social services for marginalized groups. The health mediators from Montana were selected to share their experience due to the good results they achieved in their work on the ZOV Programme.

Banner

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