Lastega ja lastele

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Tunnustusauhinna taotluste voor on avatud 15. aprillini.

Esita taotlus

Training for shelter workers

15.11.2007

In association with the Sina ja Mina Family Centre, the Charity Fund organised a four-day training course for shelter staff and social workers titled ‘Relationships around me and inside me’. The course was designed to enable the participants to better understand and be able to influence children in their work situations and to create the right conditions for cooperation. The course was made up of two training groups, one from northern Estonia and the other from Ida-Viru County, saw 30 staff members from children’s shelters in attendance, and featured short lectures, discussions, group work, practical exercises and role play.

Training in social coping skills gave carers some efficient tools to use in their work. What was learned on the course – contact skills, self-assertiveness, dealing with resistance, conflict resolution management and more – will mean the workers are better able to recognise children’s problems and intervene earlier. The course stressed the negative consequences and futility of (physical) punishment and provided effective alternatives to it. Engineering changes in the way that staff behave makes it possible for there to be changes in the way that the children in their care behave and cope – their sense of self-worth grows, they become more creative, and their behaviour and sense of responsibility improves.

The motivation of the trainees to learn was great, and their participation in all aspects of the course was enthusiastic. By the end of the four days they were happy to be able to say that as carers they had become more tolerant, having learned to listen to their charges more actively and to help them sort out their problems.

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