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Общи :: Training in Kazanlak on „Health education, adequate health messages and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities”

Training in Kazanlak on „Health education, adequate health messages and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities”

LogoGroup photoKazanlak, April 7–8, 2014

The first of a series of seminars that are carrying out in the country on the project KEEP ME SAFE, took place on 7–8 April 2014 in the town of Kazanlak. Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova and Daniela Dikova from BFPA presented interactive methods for working with young people with learning disabilities (YPLD). They included different combined approaches. Specialists from the helping professions – psychologists, teachers, social workers and health professionals which work is directly or indirectly connected with YPLD, as well as parents of such young people, actively participated in the two-day intensive training. A wide range of topics in the area of health and sexual education, including reproductive system, hygiene of body and contraception was concerned. The training included work in groups, case studies according to the legislation discussing, role plays and exercises connected with adequate communication and partnering between YPLD, their parents and trainers.
The workshop took place in cooperation with Future for the Kids with Disabilities Association, Kazanlak.

Pictures from the event. http://bfpagallery.wordpress.com/events/keep-me-safe-kazanlak-7-8-april/

KEEP ME SAFE is a two year (2013–2015) European initiative, coordinated by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and co-financed by European Commission (DJ Justice – Program Daphne III).

More information about the project. http://www.safesex.bg/en/ongoing-projects/keep-me-safe

 

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Общи :: Training in Kazanlak on „Health education, adequate health messages and prevention of sexual abuse for young people with learning disabilities”