The partners of "The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change" (OSSPC) project are announcing the launch of the capacity building programme in the countries of the consortium (Cyprus, UK, Italy, Greece, Romania).The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
The Minimum standards for perpetrators behavioural change programmes and the capacity building methodology as well as the training material for frontline professionals (social workers, health and mental health professionals and law enforcement professionals) have been developed by Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti Onlus- CAM (Italy) with the support of all consortium partners.
The capacity building programme aims at increasing the competences of 300 frontline professionals, preparing them for men change and at improving their knowledge, skills and abilities to adequately address perpetrators of domestic violence. The training material will also focus on the dynamics behind domestic violence and abuse and of the typical beliefs, values and tactics of domestic violence perpetrators.
The 3 training courses (addressed to social workers, health and mental health professionals and law enforcement professionals) are structured in 4 modules each and they will be delivered in all countries of the consortium, according to each partner’s planning, between March-June 2022.
About the project:
The OSSPC project is being implemented by: The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (Cyprus) as Coordinator and its partners, Bournemouth University (United Kingdom), Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti Onlus (Italy), The Union of Women Associations of Heraklion Prefecture (Greece), European Knowledge Spot (Greece) and Direcția de Asistență Socială și Medicală, Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
The aim of the OSSPC project is to prevent further domestic violence and change violent behavioral patterns by increasing the capacity of frontline workers that will further teach perpetrators of domestic violence to adopt non-violent behavior in interpersonal relationships and understand the impact of domestic violence on the them, their family and community.
For further information please contact:
- Filio Kyriacou, Project Coordinator, APHVF (Cyprus): firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dr. Jade Levell, Project Manager for UK: email@example.com.
- Dr. Silvia Amazzoni, Project Coordinator for CAM (Italy): firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dr. Nicholas Spetsidis, Project Manager for UWAH (Greece): email@example.com.
- Regina Kalodiki, Project Manager for EKS (Greece): firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Crina Moisă, Project Manager for DASM, Cluj-Napoca (Romania): email@example.com.
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This press release is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)