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Общи :: Training for specialists working with young people with disabilities

Training for specialists working with young people with disabilities

MaterialsSofia, October 8-10, 2014

 Education for specialists on „Health education, adequate health messages and prevention of sexual abuse and violence among young people with physical disabilities” carried out Bulgarian Family Planning Association (BFPA) together with its Dutch partners from the center for expert knowledge on sexual and reproductive health and rights Logo.
The trainers – Paulien van Haastrecht and Annelies Kuyper – are long-year educators and consultants on problems of young people, connected with sexuality, and they also have a specific experience in the work with people with disabilities. Techniques and methods for work and education the target group were shown, as well examples Discussionand best practices on topics, including working mechanisms for finding problem cases and solving conflict situations, connected with unacceptable sexual behavior.

The interactive exercises provoked finding decisions of difficult cases trough changing information and points of view on topics.
Annelies Kuyper: "In The Netherlands we strive to find different ways to make the education process for young people more interesting and inspiring. For this purpose we are developing different games. Young people like these games. And despite they have different degree of disability, we find that the topics they are interested in are quite similar."
The universal method of work Flag System, developed firstly in Belgium, was shown. It Exerciseis a professional instrument with the help of which could be defined when sexual behavior is acceptable and when it is not. The system is very popular in The Netherlands and is actively used in schools and institutions. It classifies the cases on the principle of the colors of the traffic light plus black according to six criteria. If problematic behavior is defined there is a procedure for finding solutions and working with person/s.
Specialists from Sliven, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Kazanlak, Ruse, Silistra, Dolni Dabnik and Sofia, representing day and resource centers, boarding schools and NGOs working on problems of people with disabilities took participation.

Photos from the event: http://bfpagallery.wordpress.com/events/rutgers-sofia-workshop-on-health-issues-for-people-with-disabilities/

 

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