Around 20 care professionals from Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania are gathering in Budapest 30 September - 1 October 2019 for the Training of Trainers organized as part of the regional project Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE). The BRIDGE project is supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) and is implemented under the lead of Terre des hommes Hungary in partnership with Defence for Children International Belgium (DCI Belgium) and FEDASIL (Belgium), Association for the Social Support of Youth – ARSIS (Greece), Kopin (Malta) and Terre des hommes Romania.
The focus of the training is on building the knowledge and capacity of care professionals from the project countries to prevent, identify and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) affecting children and youth on the move. By the end of the training, the professionals will have:
- The knowledge and capacities to raise awareness, identify and address specific forms of GBV and its impact amongst children and youth on the move
- Built skills and knowledge about their specific statutory role in child protection and knowledge of child safeguarding
- Designed strategies for preventing GBV in care facilities
- The ability to identify and address GBV amongst children and young people on the move using psychosocial skills to address trauma
- Developed approaches for empowering children to report and an awareness of referral mechanisms in their project country
- Created approaches for working with youth facilitators
- An awareness of how to use the online Childhub platform
In addition to capacity building, as a Training of Trainers, this event will also prepare the participants to successfully roll-out the training to other professionals as well as youth in their respective countries which is to occur following this training in Budapest. Following the holding of the local roll-out trainings, this Training of Trainers will be complemented with a follow-up Mentoring and Coaching Workshop in early 2020 in Budapest.
The BRIDGE project is supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)