TOGETHER AGAINST VIOLENCE
“The project “Together against Violence” focuses on the prevention of cases of repeated violence by children and youths aged 14-18 years in Bulgaria, Spain and Austria. The main goal of the project is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the work with children and youths by improving the prevention activities and the intervention in view of reducing the subsequent violent behavior.
CULTURE AND CARE, THE ROLE OF THE EXTENDED FAMILY CARE
Paper Presented During the FICE-INTERNATIONAL FEDERAL COUNCIL Held in Barcelona – Spain on 7th November, 2014 by Simon Peter Otieno – President of FICE Kenya.
Abstract: “The Critical Review Paper (2010) informs that over 90% of OVCs are given care by the extended family system. This demonstrates and appreciates that the extended family care, a form of informal alternative care, in child and youth care, is the most suitable form of alternative care. This explains its growing popularity. The paper therefore demonstrates the suitability of this culture-based form of alternative care for children and youth in need of care and protection among communities, in comparison with orphanages or juveniles, among other categories of formal care.”
Jennifer Brooker, FICE Australia, RMIT University.
Abstract: “Youth work is conducted throughout the world, in one of three major frameworks: a therapeutic model in North America, community development in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and a social pedagogy in Europe. Despite these differences youth work remains the same – we work with and for young people in the hope of making their lives better.”
“Witness: Lack of Support in Japanese Orphanages”
“Nearly 34,000 children in Japan live in institutions after being taken from or abandoned by their parents. This is in stark contrast to what happens in the majority of developed countries, which place most such children in foster homes or with adoptive families.”
“TOGETHER AGAINST VIOLENCE”
a presentation by Hermann Radler, FICE Austria, presented at FICE Federal Council in Frankfurt, 11/12-th April 2014. “Together against violence” Project is funded by DAPHNE Programme of European Union and in partnership with FICE Austria, FICE Bulgaria and FICE Spain.
“Development and Planning of Professional Assistance in Germany”
a presentation by Uwe Uhlendorff, University of Dortmund, presented at FICE Federal Council in Frankfurt, 11/12-th April 2014.
Fundació Acció Social Infància F.A.S.I
(Children’s Social Action Foundation) has been created recently by a group of public and private institutions. It wants to promote the formation of citizens able to build their own life projects, promoting equal opportunities for the disadvantaged. F.A.S.I.’s project “Children’s houses” was motivated by the need to promote a new technical model of childcare, aimed to prevent the internment and to maximize the possibility of returning home.