- VIOLENCE IS POWERLESSNESS
The aim of the project is to increase the involvement of the local community, the inhabitants of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in tasks related to counteracting the phenomenon of domestic violence. As part of the project, specialized and participatory programs will be developed to support the development of competencies of experts, but also representatives of local communities unrelated to the subject of preventing and combating domestic violence, which lead to an increase in the activity of these communities in efforts to reduce violence.
The project will enable the preparation of three publications on violence against children, and the elderly and the use of Jyvaskyla therapy for perpetrators. As part of the project, we want to sensitize representatives of education, police, social services and local authorities to the phenomenon of domestic violence, so as to be able to prevent and counteract its effects. The project was implemented for a period of 24 months (01.11.2021 – 31.10.2023) by the DROGA Association in partnership with the Olsztyn Association of Telephone Help.
The project is financed by the Norway Funds.
2. HYBRID CRISIS INTERVENTION POINT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
The project consists of launching and running for 18 months in Olsztyn and Olsztynek an intervention support point for victims of domestic violence, providing services in a hybrid form: online and stationary, including first contact telephone services, providing professional care, specialist support for victims of violence and renting and adapting a flat to the needs of victims of violence (mothers and children). As part of the functioning of the point, legal, psychological and therapeutic advice will be provided. The project was implemented for a period of 18 months (01.11.2021 – 30.04.2023) by the DROGA Association in partnership with the Olsztyn Association of Telephone Help.
The project is financed by the Norway Funds.
3. Model Theme Villages. Program for the development of competencies of local leaders
The project was designed to develop tools and methods for adult learning in the area of local development and valorization of local resources, taking into account the specific needs of people at risk of social exclusion, especially people facing domestic violence. The project assumed establishing international cooperation in the field of local development, valorization of cultural heritage and local resources, increasing the competencies of employees specializing in work for people at risk of social exclusion and developing assumptions for training programs and learning processes of organizations supporting the implementation of local development management and valorization of resources.
The project was carried out in cooperation with non-governmental organizations from France and Malta from the Erasmus Plus program.
4. Model Jyväskylä. An innovative program in the field of psychotherapy of families with the problem of violence
The aim of the project is to implement an innovative, original program of prevention and psychotherapy for families with the problem of violence called the Jyväskylä model, which was developed by researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. This model is designed to conduct group and individual therapy whose relationships were characterized by violence. The Jyväskylä model tries to incorporate different approaches, combining knowledge of violence with classical elements of psychotherapy. In the Jyväskylä model, the primary goal of therapy is to determine how a violent situation occurs. The therapy method focuses in particular on topics and areas related to responsibility and safety, the study of the use of various conversational practices, and the analysis of their impact on the experiences of both partners in the treatment process. The project was implemented in cooperation with the University of Jyväskylä with the support of Prof. Juha Holma. As part of the project, we have prepared a publication whose task is to present the assumptions of the model in Polish realities.
5. Violence – a road to nowhere. Development of a support program for victims and perpetrators of violence.
The aim of the project was to develop a method of providing online support services for victims and perpetrators of violence with the support of the Maltese Victim Support Malta foundation and to adapt the implemented programs to Polish practice.
6. A WAY TO BETTER SKILLS
The main objective of the project is to increase the knowledge and skills of the staff of the Association for Supporting Activities for People in Need of Help DROGA by developing tools and methods of learning for adults at risk of social exclusion, which is caused by their material status, low personal or social competences, but also learning skills and competences civic.
The project is aimed at improving the quality of educational services provided by members of the Association, developing international cooperation with organizations that directly or indirectly support the activities of people at risk of social exclusion and increasing the competencies of employees specializing in working with people at risk of social exclusion and developing better programs in the field of overcoming social exclusion. social exclusion.
The project involves 20 mobilities in three EU countries and will be implemented in cooperation with our long-term transnational partners: Victim Support Malta (Malta), Jyväskylä University (Finland) and Association Franco-Polonaise Côtes d’Armor Warmie Mazurie (France).
7. New path – new opportunities. A program to activate local services for the inhabitants of the Olsztynek commune
In February 2019, the DROGA Association, in partnership with the Association of the Center for Supporting Non-Governmental Organizations and Civic Initiatives in Morąg, started the implementation of the project „New road – new opportunities. A program to activate local services for the inhabitants of the Olsztynek commune”.
The project is aimed at people (and their families) who cannot cope with addictions or forms of aggression occurring in the family, as well as with stress or emotions. Participants of the project took part in practical social skills workshops such as interpersonal communication or building self-confidence. As part of the project, free legal counselling, psychological counselling, as well as counselling by addiction specialists and workshops for co-addicted people and victims of violence were offered.
The project is co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship for the years 2014-2020.
Project value: PLN 700,768.75, including a contribution from the European Funds: PLN 595,653.
8. Olsztynek – a commune without violence
The aim of the project was to increase the activity of the citizens of the Olsztynek commune in matters related to counteracting the phenomenon of domestic violence.
The project provided for:
– development and implementation of a proprietary preventive program „Dating Violence”, the aim of which will be to make young people aware of how to communicate with a loved one without violence; constructive;
– preventive lectures for parents in the commune of Olsztynek in order to sensitize adults to the phenomenon of domestic violence;
– establishing a Consultation Point for people experiencing violence, within which legal advice and therapy will be provided for victims and perpetrators of violence for the residents of the Olsztynek commune;
– carrying out the social campaign „React to violence”, the aim of which is to draw attention to neglect and destruction in families where violence occurs.
9. Investing in the future 8
The aim of the project was to develop the psychosocial skills necessary to maintain abstinence and social and professional activation, as well as to solve problems associated with addiction – domestic violence. In 2019, the program was used by 52 people, including 26 addicts and people using violence, and 26 family members of addicts who are victims of violence. The aim of the project was to acquire skills by wives, mothers, partners of life and functioning with an addicted and violent person in the process of socio-professional reintegration, but also to develop social skills, develop strategies to prevent personal relapses of addiction and violence, including in particular the acquisition of coping skills dealing with stress and anger.
Source of funding: National Bureau for Drug Prevention.