CarePath project partners from Bulgaria, Moldova, Greece, Italy and Hungary met in Athens to discuss the most important developments of the project.
Field visits in each project country have been conducted with adolescents in care and care leavers in order to gather information about the possible improvements that could be made in order to bridge the gaps in the system. Good practices have also been collected with the aim to be formed into policy recommendations.
The online training materials have also been drafted which will provide free trauma-related training materials for professionals. They will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the field of trauma, trauma research and children’s rights. The platform will provide an opportunity for professionals to communicate with each other, ask for advice and thus enhance their knowledge. In September there will also be an opportunity for professionals to take part in an offline, face-to-face course. The pilot phase of the platform will launch in the summer and will be ready for use after the testing-phase.
About the project:
The project CarePath: Empowering public authorities and professionals towards trauma-informed leaving care support aims to develop an integrated approach for the protection of children, who are at an age, when they are required to leave care in the European Union. The project will also empower professionals and public authorities to use more trauma-related approaches.
The three main objectives of the project are the following:
- To ensure that children leaving care have access to adequate trauma-informed aftercare support.
- To increase the capacity of professionals in child protection systems in order to support traumatised children.
- To develop a sustainable mechanism for providing integrated psycho-social support services based on trauma-informed interventions.
For more information about the project, please visit https://www.carepath-project.eu/site/
The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Citizenship and Equality Programme.