Humanitarian organization “Genesis Project”, as a technical partner of UNICEF, continued the implementation of activities related to the Program of Secondary Prevention focused on the identification and protection of children from risk factors in primary schools in Una-Sana Canton and Hercegbosna County.
In the period from October 15 to November 13, in order to introduce the Program of secondary prevention and exchange of knowledge and skills needed for effective identification and support of children at risk, the trainings were held in 35 primary schools in the Una-Sana Canton. Through these trainings, a total of 772 teachers and representatives of school professional services were trained.
The trainings were held by the experts from the Una-Sana Canton, a total of 10 pedagogues and 5 psychologists, divided into 5 support teams. Each support team consists of 2 pedagogues and 1 psychologist, who provide the training of the teachers and professional services of schools, according to a pre-agreed schedule. All experts underwent a two-day training, during which they had the opportunity to get acquainted in detail with the Program of Secondary Prevention and the instruments used within this program.
The trainings were organized according to the already established plan, with respect for all hygienic-epidemiological measures, and the number of people gathered indoors was respected. Along with the lecturers and representatives of the Genesis Project, up to 25 participants were present at the trainings.
According to the plan, from October 15 to December 15, 2020, a total of 58 trainings, 49 trainings in the primary schools of the Una-Sana Canton and nine trainings in primary schools of the Hercegbosna County will be organized.
The Program of Secondary Prevention aims at timely prevention of the risk of socially unacceptable behaviors as well as protection of children from violence and neglect. Program activities are aimed at the student to adopt effective individual and socially acceptable behaviors by developing the skills necessary for comprehensive growth and development, and caring for themselves, others and/or the environment.
The program of secondary prevention in the schools of Una-Sana Canton and Hercegbosna canton is implemented by the humanitarian organization “Genesis Project”, as a technical partner of UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the project is implemented under the auspices of the Swedish government.