петък, 10 юли 2009 г.

Celebrating the successful finish of the qualification training


The professor is strict, but fair and compassionate.

Celebrating the successful finish of the qualification trainingT

Together in the classroom and in the dancing floor.

Celebrating the successful finish of the qualification training


Small souveniers but intensive feelings...

Celebrating the successful finish of the qualification training


Colleagues and friends

Final examination of the tarinees in Batak


The Chairman of tthe examination commettee is announcing the results

Final examination of the tarinees in Batak


The examination commettee is very exacting...

Final examination of the tarinees in Batak


The final countdown...

Qualification Training in Batak, Bulgaria

The trainees' poster presentation.

Qualification Training in Batak, Bulgaria

Working together is so stimulating...

Qualification Training in Batak, Bulgaria


Interractive work in small groups

Qualification Training in Batak, Bulgaria


Zlatomira is making a presentation.

Qualification Training in Batak, Bulgaria


The professor in action!

Visit to the Institutional Secured Setting for ID Men in Batak


A nice one...

Visit to the Institutional Secured Setting for ID Men in Batak

Here they live...

Visit to the Institutional Secured Setting for ID Men in Batak

Some of our friends...

Visit to the Individual Secured House in Batak


The trainers and the clients - we are all the same men.

Visit to the Individual Secured House in Batak

Look what I can do modeling the plasticine!

Qualification Training in Batak, Bulgaria


We are opening the training process in Batak.

Study Visit to Belgium

Last shot with Jef in front of the MPC

Study Visit to Belgium


Visit to the protected house in Asse.

Study Visit to Belgium


Meeting professor Bea Maes in the University of Leuven.

Study Visit to Belgium

Learning about the Vlaskamp Theory in MPC "Sint Franciscus" in Roosdaal.

Study Visit to Belgium

The training team is discussing the Flamish experince in supporting the sexul matters of the intellectually disabled people in Gent.
UNIVERSITY OF PLOVDIV, DEPARTMENT OF PEDAGOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
MPC "SINT FRANCISCUS", ROOSDAAL, BELGIUM

FOUNDATION "HELP THE CHILDREN" BELGIUM

QUALIFICATION TRAINING COURSE

TOPIC: “SOCIAL WORK AND CARE FOR MENTALLY RETARDED PEOPLE LIVING IN PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT”.
QUALIFICATION: “SOCIAL WORKER IN SECURE SETTINGS FOR INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED CLIENTS”.
TOTAL TRAINING HOURS: 150

QUALIFICATION TRAINING COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Ø to present and to organize a system of knowledge, necessary for effective social work with mentally retarded people;
Ø to improve the existing practical skills and to develop new professional skills of the nonqualified personnel;
Ø to stimulate the professional efforts, to reward the commitment to the social care and to raise the interest to the wellbeing of the mentally retarded men, living in a social institution.


CURRICULUM



1.Issues of the social policy and legislation for disadvantaged and disabled people in Bulgaria.
Ass. Prof. Galin Tzokov
2. Specific terminology in the social work with intellectually disabled people.
Ass. Prof. Galin Tzokov
3. Individual profiles, evaluation of the clients (assessing the individual strengths and weaknesses) and personal action planning.
Ass. Prof. Ognyan Koychev
4. Individual approach to the clients.
Ass. Prof. Albena Aleksandrova
5.Planning and organizing the free time and the leisure of the clients.
Ass. Prof. Albena Aleksandrova
6.Specific methods for individual and group work to develop clients’ social skills.
Prof. Plamen Radev
7.Methods and techniques for motivating the intellectually disabebled clients.
Ass. Prof. Albena Aleksandrova
8.Social integration and creating, stimulating social contact skills of the clients.
Ass. Prof. Zlatomira Kostova
9.Techniques of communication with the intellectually disabled clients.
Ass. Prof. Zlatomira Kostova
10.Methods and techniques to cope with and to control clients’ aggression.
Ass. Prof. Ognyan Koychev
11.Team work in the social care for disabled people. Team building and mastering the team working capacity of the personnel. Ass. Prof. Ognyan Koyche
12.Building “client – team – social worker” system.
Ass. Prof. Galin Tzokov
13.Speeking with the intellectually disabled clients about sexuality, sexual hygiene and sexual problems. Prof. Plamen Radev
14. Individual cases problem solving. Ass. Prof. Zlatomira Kostova

METHODS:

The methodology of the Qualification course is based on the concept of experiental learning (Kolb) and includes the following methods:
interaction;
discussion-group teaching;
skills training;
coaching;
facilitating;
intervision and counseling;
programmed instruction.

ORGANIZATION:

As the total number of the nonqualified personnel is 42 people we propose the trainees to be organized in three groups (14 people each). In such way every group will be trained for 10 weekends – 15 training hours in Saturday and Sunday, on site in Batak.

PROCESS MODEL OF QUALIFYING SOCIAL WORKERS TAKING CARE FOR ADULT MEN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES IN BULGARIA – A TEAM TRAINING A TEAM.

Authors:
Plamen Radev, Ognyan Koychev, Zlatomira Kostova, Albena Aleksandrova, Galin Tsokov – University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The concept of the process model is defined as a specific substantiated pattern of selected topics in qualifying particular target group of social workers supporting the well-being of adult intellectually disabled men. The target group consists of nonqualified personnel without basic level education in social care working in an Institution and an Individual Secured House in a small town of Batak. In its completed form the process model is aimed to answer the questions: why, what, where, when, who and haw is going to be qualified. The model is presented as a complex (integrity) of interrelated components – the underlying principles, the goals, the training procedure, the qualification technology, the contents and the subjects of the qualifying process together with the evaluation of the results.