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TITLE OF GOOD PRACTICE:

„Together against drugs and violence”

KEYWORDS:

Violence, children, special educational needs, drugs

GOOD PRACTICE TYPOLOGY:

National Project

TARGET GROUPS:

- Students (boys and girls) with special educational needs and multiple disabilities from School for children with special educational needs „P. R. Slaveykov” ;
- Students from the school for children and young people with mental disabilities „RAINBOW”– village Zgalevo, municipality of Pordim, Pleven;
- Young people with intellectual disabilities from Protected dwelling, Pleven;
- Volunteers – leaders, Parents, public (citizens working in the social field, local and regional authorities – institutions and organizations).

WORKING GROUP COORDINATING THE INITIATIVE:

School for children with special educational needs “P. R. Slaveykov”, Pleven
Association “Our children can”, Svilengrad
National commission on Национална комисия за бо

COUNTRY WHERE IT TOOK PLACE:

Bulgaria

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

DEFINITION OF TARGET GROUP:

Parents, Teachers, Young People.

DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE:

The main aim of the project is dependency prevention, prevention of violence and trafficking of children and youths with and without special educational needs from Bulgaria, Austria, Spain and Turkey.
This project has been approved by the regional council on narcotic substances – Pleven. Methodical guidance the project is about to receive from the municipal preventive-informational dependency centre in Pleven.
The project management is done through the joint participation of School for children with special education needs „P.R. Slaveykov”- Pleven, and association "Our children can" - Svilengrad. Media partner is current affairs for Bulgarians Abroad "le white cloud ".
Partners supporting the project this year are: the Department of education of the Municipality of Gaziosmanpasha – Istanbul (Turkey), and from Bulgarian side – the National committee on human trafficking, the Hungarian cultural institute, Zinev Art Technologies, the Regional inspectorate on preservation and control of public health (RIPCPH) – Pleven, Foundation „Development and realization of public resources”, Association for research and development of civil society, the International corpus „St. Lazarus” and the Austrian bilingual newspaper „Vienna today – Wien Heute” - Vienna (Austria) and the newspaper „Posoki” – Pleven.

RESULTS:

- Increased activity of the local community (school and medical specialists, students, parents) in the field of prevention of drug abuse and violence;
- Improved health culture of the target group with regard to drug abuse and violence: lectures, discussions, ole-plays, individual and group sessions, trainings and case-studies;
- Interaction and support by Municipality of Pleven, Regional Health Inspectorates – Pleven, public organizations, etc.;
- Extensive public and media support;
- Establishment of supportive environment which stimulates the interests and talents of children with disabilities and their aspirations to success;
- Development and approbation of Consultative program on the problems of drug abuse and violence, alternative training approaches to children with special educational needs and their parents to secure their inclusion into the planned activities;
- PowerPoint presentations, file archive of the accomplished results and events of the project;
- Printing of information materials – brochures, monthly editions, articles, radio and TV spots, etc. on the problems of drug abuse;
- E-bulletin.

INDICATORS:

Cooperative group work, Videos, Peer support, Intensity teachers (10 h. or more), Duration for teachers (4 days or more), Duration for children (at least one academic year).

EVALUATION:

The socio-political reality in the last several years has set serious problems of education, including the specialized one. The social pedagogical responsibility for the upbringing of children has increased and become more complicated. Today more than ever is necessary to talk openly with the children with special educational needs on the problems and prevention of drug abuse and violence.
In this struggle, prevention is the best treatment. The best prevention has been the successful incorporation of sports, tourism and art activities of the children with special needs. The school is the main place of prevention because of the access to a maximum number of children. When the young people are informed and convinced that the alternative of drugs and violence could be the sports, tourism, PC, music, then they would most certainly take the right decision and would not use drugs or harass their peers. pages

COMMENT:

A very useful practice, the multiplication of which in other institutions for children with special educational needs would be quite important and undoubtedly successful.

REFERENCES TO OTHER EVALUATION:

http://stopdrugs2.hit.bg/

NAME OF COMPILER:

Miglena Molhova

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

Zinev Art Technologies

ROLE:

Researcher

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