European Multiplier Event
European workshop for professionals on empowering families through the development of positive parenting skills
5th October 2022 – Prague, Czechia
COFACE Families Europe hosted a workshop with 20 professionals from 16 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia) in order to present the Skills4Parents learning guide for parents accompanied by handbook for professionals as well as the online Hub.
The 5 learning packages were described in detail: communication, empowerment, mediation, problem-solving, digitalization. This was followed by group work on how professionals can use the S4P resources in their respective countries and a general feedback session.
Ideas for using the S4P resources included:
• to shape policies on parental support,
• to create an e-learning course as part of COFACE’s European Family Lab,
• to build a European community around positive parenting, building on the parents and professionals of the S4P project,
• further translate the guide into different EU languages for use in training and programs.
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Belgium Multiplier Event
Workshop with professionals in Belgium
21st October – Brussels, Belgium (online)
COFACE Families Europe co-hosted a workshop with 9 professionals working with families in Flanders and Brussels, with the following agenda:
- Overview of family supports in Europe
- Presentation of Skills4Parents resources (learning guide for parents, handbook for professionals, and online Hub)
- Deep dive into empowerment skills
This was followed by group work on how professionals can use the S4P resources in their respective local communities and a general feedback session. The family support professionals who attended the workshop work with different types of families and from different perspectives: criminal justice system, parenting support, gender equality, building training for professionals, and using the PPP approach on positive parenting.
The S4P resources were considered useful in different ways:
- to kick-start discussions with parents whose children are in the criminal justice system
- to develop parental education programmes with a clearer pedagogical approach
- to use in low-threshold services like family centres where parents come for help on specific issues (e.g. if they have a child with autism)
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Croatia Multiplier Event
Conference for the SKILLS4PARENTS project in Zagreb
14th October – Tribine grada Zagreba, Croatia
Parents’ association Step by step on 14th October held a Multiplier event where the results of the Erasmus+ project “SKILLS4PARENTS” were presented.
The modern way of life, busyness and complexity of everyday situations require parents to quickly adapt and successfully cope with new situations. In order to respond to these requests, parents must have specific knowledge in different areas. However, parents often find themselves in situations where they do not have answers, which is why they often need additional support, which is the main goal of this project, both for parents and for adult educators in developing their professional skills.
The Multiplier event was held in person in Tribine grada Zagreba conference room from 10:00 until 12:00 o’clock. PASBS first presented the project, its goals, objectives and the consortium which worked together on the project. After the general presentation, the results of the project were presented with an accent on Parent’s Guide, Handbook for professionals and S4P Online Platform. Afterwards, there was a very dynamic discussion with a lot of questions regarding the project and its results which also continued on the reception for participants of the Multiplier event.
The feedback of the participants (teachers, pedagogues, parents, social workers, psychologists etc.) was very positive and they were very much interested in the results of the project and implementing them.
Cyprus Multiplier Event
SKILLS4PARENTS: Empowering skills for parents- Cyprus
7th October – Strovolos Cultural Centre, Cyprus
The Skills4Parents Multiplier event in Cyprus was organized on the 7th of October 2022 in order to present the aims objectives and outputs of the project to the target group, key stakeholders and interested parties. The event was organized by Emphasys Centre and EACG with the cooperation of Strovolos Municipality.
The event began at 18:00 and lasted until 20:00. The event commenced with a warm welcome and an introduction to Emphasys Centre by Chrystalla Thrasyvoulou (Project Coordinator). Effi Hadjiacovou (Project Manager) then presented the Skills4parents project, the consortium, its rationale, target groups and aims. She then proceeded with presenting the IO1 Methodological framework and the IO2: Parents Guide & Handbook for Professionals. Afterwards, Chrystalla Thrasyvoulou showcased how to navigate through the IO3: Skills4Parents Hub. During the next part of the event, Effi Hadjiacovou provided a presentation of the Digital Skills Learning package which included concreate applications and key tips mainly on how to effectively manage screen time with children. The last 15 minutes of the session were dedicated to questions and discussion with the participants. Finally, finger food and drinks were provided to the guests during which all the participants and trainers had the chance to mingle and discuss possible future workshops related to the Skills4parents results.
Event name and country SKILLS4PARENTS: Empowering skills for parents- Cyprus
23rd October – Agia Varvara Community Centre (ΕΝΑΒ), Cyprus
Emphasys Centre organized a second Multiplier Event for the Skills4parents project on the 23rd October 2022 at Agia Varvara Community Centre in the outskirts of Nicosia. The aim of the event was to reach and inform parents as well as professionals working with parents who live far from the center of Nicosia and have fewer opportunities in terms of attending such events and trainings.
The event began at 10:30 and lasted until 13:30. The event commenced with a warm welcome and an introduction to Emphasys Centre by Andrianna Georgiou (Project Coordinator). She then presented the Skills4parents project, the consortium, its rationale, target groups and aims and then proceeded with presenting the IO1 Methodological framework and the IO2: Parents Guide & Handbook for Professionals. Afterwards she showcased how to navigate through the IO3: Skills4Parents Hub. During the next part of the event, a presentation of the Digital Skills Learning package was provided, which included concreate applications and key tips mainly on how to effectively manage screen time with children. The last 30 minutes of the session were dedicated to questions and discussion with the participants.
Italy Multiplier Event
Rapporto genitori figli - Italy
12th September– Istituto dei Sordi di Torino, Italy
The event was held in the main conference room and a second meeting room in order to divide educators and parents. Two presentations and workshops have been presented. Both parents and educators worked directly on handbook and guidebook, giving them the chance to experiment and explore the material and give useful feedbacks.
Some leaflets were handed out in order to have a clear structure of the agenda of the event, which included the presentation of the 3 outputs and a practical demonstration of tangible outcomes of the project.
The Netherlands Multiplier Event
Skills4Parents op het Ontmoet en Beleef festival (Netherlands)
8th October – Inqubator Leeuwarden
A festival for parents, organized by Inqubator Leeuwarden in collaboration with other organizations working in the same area (childcare/education etc.). Different parties had their own stands to talk about their organization/project and promote it. Inqubator had their own stand for Skills4Parents where information was given on the project and its purpose. Furthermore, there were all kinds of activities for children to do, such as a small theatre performance, face painting and sports activities.