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FIKSZ Program (adaptation of the PRIDE Program in the United States) PRIDE (Pre-Service Foster and Adoptive Parent Training)

Target group addressed
  • Carers
  • Educators
  • Foster parents
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists

Priority area addressed
preventative measures aimed specifically at the community level against violance

Country of origin
Transnational partnership with the support of EC

  • European

Type of training
  • Training
  • Other,

Brief description
The overall aim of “C You! – Communities preventing Youth violence” project was to develop and implement preventative measures aimed specifically at the community level by integrating all groups of persons and organisations that are in close or more general contact with young people and have the opportunity to influence and / or interact.


The activities of the developed programme address:

- young people between 15-25 years

- persons working with youth (providing guidance, influence, support)

- more general the environment of youth


The project was funded within DAPHNE III programme

Period: 03/10/2011-2/10/2013

Main achievements
Main achievement of the project was

- the elaboration and publication of workshop guidelines to be used by youth workers

- awareness raising campaign by organizing community events and competitions

The workshop content was successfully implemented within the structure of a Child Protection System. The workshops received appreciation by both youngsters and personal working with youth


Related documentation

Contact / Information

Name: Maurer Elke

Position: project coordinator

E-Mail address: elke.maurer@jaw.or.at

Address (work):

Country: Austria


Key words
Akreditovani programi hraniteljstva