Teaching positive parenting. Conference for specialists who work with teenagers.

October 17th, 2017 international Multiplier Event – Conference –  “Teaching positive parenting. Conference for specialists working with teenagers” was organized in Lithuania, Vilnius. Conference was organized while developing and finalizing Erasmus + (KA2) Vocational Training Strategical Partnerships POSITIVE (VET specialists competencies development in the field of positive parenting teaching” (Project No. 2015-1-LT01-KA202-013480)) project and seeking publicity and dissemination of results.

The conference organizer was Public Institution “My Family Academy” (coordinating institution).

The conference was dedicated to educators and specialists who work with adolescents in the field of education (social pedagogues, psychologists, medical staff in educational institutions, etc.), as well for as decision-makers and those who are relevant to the issues of communication and working with young people, especially in the area of positive parenting.

Agenda could be found here: Conference agenda 20171017

Presentations could be found here:

I part of the conference

1. PRESENTATION OF THE POSITIVE PROJECT

2. TEACHING POSITIVE PARENTING. METHODICAL GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATORS OF ADOLESCENTS

3. PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS: THEIR IMPORTANCE AND PECULIARITIES WHILE WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS

4. POSITIVE PARENTING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A YOUTH

5. EXPERIENCE OF USING INNOVATIVE TOOLS IN TEACHING POSITIVE PARENTING FOR ADOLESCENTS

6. IMPORTANCE OF POSITIVE PARENTING TO ENSURE THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

7. ASPECTS OF POSITIVE PARENTING TEACHING IN VET

8. Youth challenges paradoxes

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II part of the conference

8. TOOLS FOR WORK WITH UNDERAGE MOTHERS
THREATENED BY SOCIAL EXCLUSION (Poland)

GENDER AND SEX EDUCATION AS WELL AS TEACHING OF POSITIVE PARENTING
AS A PROGRAM OF INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT:

9. PRACTICE OF PARENTING

10. SEX EDUCATION IN EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: RESPONSIBLE
PARTNERSHIP AND SEXUALITY

11. USE OF A SMART BABY SIMULATOR WHILE CONSULTING ADOLESCENTS

12. POSSIBILITIES OF MEDICAL CARE AND PREVENTION OF ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY IN LITHUANIA

13. GOOD PRACTICE IN POSITIVE PARENTING TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF ADOLESCENTS (Italy)

Multiplier event: Final conference of the project

We are pleased to announce that October 17th, 2017 it is organized international Multiplier Event – Conference –  “Teaching positive parenting. Conference for specialists working with teenagers“. Conference is organized while developing and finalizing POSITIVE project and seeking publicity and dissemination of results.

The conference is organized in the framework of Erasmus + (KA2) Vocational Training Strategical Partnerships project “VET specialists competencies development in the field of positive parenting teaching” (Project No. 2015-1-LT01-KA202-013480).

The conference organizer is Public Institution “My Family Academy” (coordinating institution) and project partners institutions.

We invite you to attend the conference and register (registration is open until October 2). So far, the registration is open to no more than 2 persons from the institution (if you wish to participate more, please inform us in the comments).

The conference is dedicated to educators and specialists who work with adolescents in the field of education (social pedagogues, psychologists, medical staff in educational institutions, etc.), as well for as decision-makers and those who are relevant to the issues of communication and working with young people, especially in the area of positive parenting.

Date of the conference: October 17, 2017

Seminar place: Conti hotel, conference hall Nemunas, Raugyklos g. 7/2, LT-01140 Vilnius

Conference program

3rd transnational Project’s partners meeting

On the 24-25th of April, 2017, all partners of the Project gathered together to the meeting which is organized in Vilnius and Trakai (Lithuania).

The main topic to discuss was Methodical material piloting and development/finalization issues.

Partners shared their experience about piloting courses (organized in purpose to test prepared methodical material) in their countries for VET institutions and their teachers, specialists, who work with teenagers. Also institutional representatives shared feedback got from participants.

Partners presented good practice and experience in dissemination of project and its activities, shared examples. We also discussed about evaluation importance and strategical steps for its development.

During the meeting we had very valuable visit to Juvenile Mothers House “Užuovėja” in Vilnius. There we spoke with teachers, as well single mothers, listened about education process development and challenges in such institutions.

Agenda

 

2nd transnational Project’s partners meeting

On the 26-27th of September, 2016, all partners of the Project gathered together to the meeting which is organized in Warsaw (Poland).

The main topic to discuss was Methodical material development questions (it is one of the most important and final Project’s results which we are going to achieve).

Partners shared their experience about organizing workshops, organized in their countries for VET institutions and their teachers, specialists, who work with teenagers. Also institutional representatives shared feedback got from their workshops’ participants.

Partners presented good practice and experience in dissemination of project and its activities, shared examples. We also discussed about evaluation importance and strategical steps for its development.

During the meeting we had very valuable visit to Juvenile House in Warsaw. There we also participated in the lessons with juvenile teen mothers, spoke with them, listened about education process development and challenges.

Project meeting ended with cultural program and social dinner.

Agenda

 

Transnational short-term staff training event

The international Erasmus+ KA2 project’s “VET specialists competencies development in the field of positive parenting teaching” development is going with acceleration. 25-29th of April, 2016, an international 5 days training course took place in Boppard, Germany. The training was attended by researchers from five countries (Germany, Italy, Turkey, Poland and Lithuania) by 6 institutions specialists who developed their competencies in the field of working with teenagers.

The participants of the training were kindly welcomed and welcomed not only to the organizers of the training, but also to the town’s mayor, priest and other members of the community. During the first day of training, all participants shared their experience in working with young people in the field of sexual education, positive parenting. We saw that each country has its own experience, but there are also common needs – each country faces the problem of lack of time in schools for sex education, social skills or family planning. Sometimes teachers are not ready for it, but, according to the German teachers/instructors, if the teacher would like to talk about it with children, it’s just not the time, because the school time is very structured and distributed to certain things. So, just as Germany has such an excellent system – counseling centers that come to schools and work with children and their parents on the topics of sex education and family planning. In Germany, the rule prevails that every citizen has the right to get knowledge of what is going on with his body and how to prepare for family life. Indeed, in schools we get a lot of knowledge, but no one knows how to build relationships, live in a family, grow and educate children at school. We need to look for such knowledge themselves and very often this happens with errors – the test method. Which often leaves long-term consequences.

Participants were happy to have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and experience. We saw how many German colleagues have methodological tools and materials for work in the field of sexual education. All measures are tailored to the age of children. Such lessons are very useful to students as well, including parenting education. Because before starting the cycle of lessons with children, the counseling center’s specialists invite parents to attend their parents’ evening, which will provide in-depth tutorials for their children and give parents advice on how to talk with their children about sex education, family planning and positive parenting. Parents receive materials for them. Such training is a great help for parents and teachers who often lack the time and competence for such conversations. Skilled learners receive reliable information from competent professionals, and then the probability that students will follow the myths, which often fluctuate among peers, diminishes. This is also a great prevention against unplanned early pregnancy, as older students are given the opportunity to be “parents” and understand what really means having a baby and timely responding to their needs. This opportunity is provided to them by specialists from the same counseling centers who work with special baby simulators that are like a real baby. Several schools have had this opportunity in Lithuania because “My Family Academy” hosted seminars for teenagers “Positive parenthood in the eyes of a young person”, during which students had the opportunity to get acquainted with the simulator and its supervision. It is precisely this kind of aid that is lost in Lithuania, because after an international analysis, it turned out that Lithuanian students also want to talk with these reliable specialists on these topics. And now, research shows that most of the information on sexual education is received by teenagers from the internet and friends. Such sources are not always reliable.

Training program

1st transnational Project’s partners meeting

On the 23-24th of November, 2015, all partners of the Project met for the 1st face-to-face meeting, which was organized in Palermo, Italy (Sicily).

The main topic to discuss was Administration and Management issues (including traversal activities and their plan/strategies, such as dissemination, evaluation, exploitation), research/national and international analysis questions (it is one of the first Project’s results which we are going to achieve).

We shared experience and to presented situation in our countries concerning with the specialists’ (who work with adolescents) qualification, methodical material for them which describes how to work with adolescents, good practice examples in project area, similar initiatives in the country, including National priorities in the field of youth education, ongoing activities, experience in working area, problematic area, challenges, findings, etc.

The first time partners met online for virtual conferencing on the 15th of September, 2015. We introduced ourselves and our institutions, coordinator presented the project aims, planned activities, timetable, results which we are going to achieve. 

Agenda