- KHIK IT -
Strategies to engage socially isolated youngsters
Erasmus+ youth workers mobility in Italy in partnership with Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland).
Summary of the project
The project "kHIK it - Strategies to engage socially isolated youngsters" was created in response to the emergence of a new form of youth distress, revealed through a voluntary social isolation. It is a phenomenon that affects young people aged 14 to 30, who often experience school phobia and school withdrawal, anthropophobia, obsessive and compulsive symptoms, social avoidance, apathy and depressed mood. An emerging phenomenon not defined as for dimensions and characteristics by specific investigations at European level, that remains mostly the object of research.
How can we intercept young people in social withdrawal and those at risk? And when intercepted, how can we help them?
"kHIK it" intends to provide these questions with an answer, analyzing the characteristics of the phenomenon of social withdrawal in the realities of the partnership network, involving trainers and youth workers in the definition of suitable lines of intervention to intercept and recover young people in condition of social isolation and guidelines to structure information and prevention plans in schools, to be addressed to students, parents and teachers, in order to identify and prevent cases of social desease before it can become deviant.
13.07 (arrival day) - 17.07 (departure day), Italy.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
3 youth workers aged 18+ who will compare experiences, skills, techniques, strategies and good practices, to arrive at the definition of shared methodologies and tools, which will converge in a first draft of the handbook "Social isolation - Techniques and
strategies for preventing and combating the phenomenon ".
The ideal participant is graduated in education and training sciences, sociology, psychology or in humanities, or not graduated but able to demonstrate that he/she gained significant experience in the fields of interest of the project
The participants shall have:
English speaking and developed communication skills;
min. 3 years of experience as youth worker (paid or voluntary)
Ability to implement activities in local community and online;
The need to improve skills and competences relating to the topic of the project;
Motivation to share experiences and learn from others
Willingness to cooperate and develop within Erasmus+;
Accommodation, living, working materials & other project related expenses will be funded 100% by the European Commission, except the travel costs which is up to the limit of 275 euro/person for Polish participant.
Sending fee of 80 Polish zloty is charged by the Green Elephant Foundation for the statutory expenditures accordingly to the rules (Regulamin mobilności PL).
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.