International Aid Network

Round table about social inclusion of children and youth with behavioural problems

04.10.2016


img_6080In the frames of the project „Change for good“, a round table was organized in the Centre for Social Work Čukarica on the topic „Social inclusion of children and youth with behavioral problems and implementation of open care measures“. Project objectives were presented at the round table underlying the importance of intersectoral cooperation necessary for provision of good quality service to children and youth with behavior problems. The participants were also informed about the significance of early detection and prevention of antisocial behavior of youth through the community based service. Experiences of five Day care centres for youth in Kragujevac, Nis, Vranje Bor and Belgrade were shared.

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The round table was opened by Vladimir Ilic, director of the Belgrade City Centre for Social Work. He said that in 2015 children represented 29% of the total number of the City Centre beneficiaries i.e. 29.031 children. Out of this number 2.129 were children with behaviour problems, which is 14,8% less than in the previous year.
Coordinator of the Day Care Centre in Belgrade, Ivan Stojilović, pointed out the importance of intersectoral cooperation and provision of support to children with behaviour problems within the community. The licenced Day Care Centre in Belgrade operates within within our organisation, and supports youth and children aged 9 to 22 who have behaviour problems or are at risk.

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The project “Change for good” contributes to social inclusion and poverty reduction of children and youth with behaviour problems through implementation of the Serbian Social Welfare Law and Social Welfare Development Strategy. This goal is achieved through 1) enhancing resocialisation and preventing anti-social behaviour of children and youth with behaviour problems through tailor-made services in three day-care centres located in Bor, Vranje and Belgrade and 2) establishing and strengthening intersectoral partnership and efficient use of resources in targeted communities aimed at promoting positive development of children and youth at risk.

The round table was attended by the representatives of the centers for social work from Belgrade and Bor, higher public prosecution, local authorities, police department, representatives from School administration department, IAN – International Aid Network from Belgrade, NGOs “Kokoro” from Bor and Nexus Vranje, and the media.

The project is implemented by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia (www.europa.rs) in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs (www.minrzs.gov.rs).
More about the project can be found on a www.socijalnainkluzija.rs


Presentations from the Round table:


Additional information:

Bor: Milojka Milivojević, KOKORO , Cara Lazara 7 lamela 2, Bor, 030 24 96 760
www.kokoro.org.rs
Beograd: .. Ivan Stojilović, 
IAN Međunarodna mreža pomoći, Đure Daničića 5, Beograd, 011 3229 732
www.telecentar.rs
Vranje: Milena Dimitrijević Tomić,
NVO Nexus, Nemanjina 21, Vranje, O17 74 31 484
www.nexusvranje.com 
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IAN Telecentar
Djure Danicica 5 Street
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

tel. +38111 3229 732
e-mail: edu@ian.org.rs

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