As a social partner, we actively participate in the development of new solutions and preparation of training programs for intervention services in order to counteract domestic violence.
FAMILY CONSTELLATION PROGRAM
The “Family Constellation Program” project is implemented as part of the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020 co-financed by the European Social Fund. Axis IV Social innovation and transnational cooperation.
Co-financing from European funds in the amount of 1 099 713,60 zł.
Project implementation period: from: 2019-07-01 to: 2022-06-30
Project goal: The goal of the Family Constellation Program project is to develop and implement new solutions in the field of creating and implementing public policies, thanks to cooperation with foreign partners.
Project implementation area: Poland
The goal will be achieved through:
raising social competences in the field of communication methods and impact on the perpetrator/victim of domestic violence and the ability to intervene under the Blue Card procedure among 90 employees of intervention services and assistance institutions,
increasing the quality and availability of services provided to families experiencing violence through training support for intervention workers and assistance institutions,
implementation of the new Family Constellation Program (FCP) solution including employee training programs and assistance programs for victims and re-education of perpetrators of domestic violence by 30 entities and its application for minimum twelve months from the end of the project.
The project is implemented in partnership by:
Grupa Profesja Sp. z o.o – Project Leader
The Association VsI Zmogiskuju istekliu stebesenos ir pletros biuras – Project partner from Lithuania
The Foundation Nodibinajums “Latvijas Bernu fonds” – Project partner from Latvia
As part of transnational cooperation, two types of project activities are envisaged:
1) exchange of information and experience between partners and maintaining the continuity and durability of a new solution as part of further cooperation after project activities are completed (min. 12 months);
2) developing and implementing a new solution with the participation of transnational partners – close cooperation from the concept creation stage, through the development and testing of a comprehensive solution, to the development of an implementation version for the institution’s users prepared the solution.
Under the project, a minimum of 50 solution users and 130 employees will be supported:
at stage 2 (testing) of a minimum of 40 employees of intervention services, assistance institutions and other entities participating in the project and recipients of the solution, i.e., perpetrators and victims of domestic violence (about 40 people) directed by testing institutions to participate in intervention sessions under the procedure of Blue card
at stage 5 (implementation) of a minimum of 90 employees of intervention services, aid institutions and other entities participating in the project
Who can become the institution’s user of the project?
intervention services: police (examples of positions: district policeman, policemen from the prevention department); family court (examples of positions: court guardian for family and minors),
assistance institutions: PCPR, ROPS, etc. (examples of positions: social worker, social guardian, family assistant, assistant/carer for the elderly),
healthcare (examples of positions: family doctor, health visitor),
schools and educational institutions (examples of positions: school pedagogue, school psychologist),
a non-governmental organization operating in the area of prevention of domestic violence (examples of positions employees/specialists in the field of work with a dysfunctional family, victims, and perpetrators of violence, e.g., psychologist, pedagogue, sociologist, street worker, etc.).
What do the project participants gain?
Project participants will take part in the development, testing, and implementation of the Family Constellation Program solution that will improve the functioning of interventions under the Blue Card procedure. As a result of project activities, a minimum of 80% of employees participating in training and workshops will raise their competences. Thirty-one entities, including the Leader entity, will implement the new solution in the institution’s practice of operation and will apply it for at least 12 months from the end of the project.
What will be created as part of the project?
The project will develop a new Family Constellation Program (FCP) solution that will cover the following areas:
development of assistance programs targeted at victims of domestic violence;
the development of corrective and educational programs for people using domestic violence;
development of social competences of employees of institutions and entities undertaking activities in the field of counteracting domestic violence, among others through:
developing effective forms of communication and influencing the perpetrator or victim of violence (including information on the legal effects of using violence and possible forms of assistance to victims);
developing standards for motivating employees of various entities to report and document (as part of the Blue Card procedure) situations that bear signs of domestic violence, develop training programs in the field of diagnosing domestic violence and making decisions about the type of intervention.
The solution of the Family Constellation Program will consist of three main elements:
1) training programs for employees of user institutions in 5 thematic areas – modules:
Module 1. Family – includes workshop training in methods of diagnosing the phenomenon of domestic violence and forms of therapy/support using innovative techniques, e.g., System Settings
Module 2. The perpetrator includes training in forms of communication and impact on the perpetrator of domestic violence
Module 3. The victim includes training in forms of communication and impact on the victim of domestic violence (various age categories: children, adults, over 60 years of age; people with disabilities)
Module 4. The intervention includes training in the field of assistance services and institutions, types of intervention used in various countries (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia)
Module 5. Support includes training on forms of social support for a family experiencing domestic violence, e.g. neighborhood intervention, cooperation, and networking of support institutions (assistance, health services, educational establishments, NGOs).
2) programs supporting victims and re-education of perpetrators – 2 programs (separate for victims and perpetrators, but with the possibility of combining joint activities with family members experiencing violence), based on elements of methods used by the Applicant and project partners (Lithuania, Latvia).
3) training films – a set of 5 films for 5 training modules indicated at element 1:
the first film will illustrate examples of good practices regarding methods of diagnosing the phenomenon of domestic violence (with particular emphasis on psychological and economic violence) and forms of therapy/suport
the next 2 films will illustrate examples of good practices regarding forms of communication and impact on the perpetrator and victim of domestic violence (various age categories: children, adults, people over 60 years of age; people with disabilities)
the film No. 4 will concern the activities of services and institutions implementing tasks in the field of counteracting domestic violence, presenting examples of types of intervention used in various countries (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany),
the film No. 5 will concern forms of social support for a family experiencing domestic violence, e.g. neighborhood intervention, cooperation and networking of support institutions (assistance, health services, educational establishments, NGOs) for the prevention of domestic violence (e.g. against children, women, the elderly, disabled).