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Houses of Empathy is an European project that aims to contribute to the reduction of violence amongst peers in residential care settings, by building a programme on bullying prevention.
Like the building of a house, the project proposes to develop and reinforce personal and social skills, the foundations of healthy relationships, in order to gradually promote empathy skills among children, young people and staff.
What makes Houses of Empathy an innovative project is its ecological approach. It intervenes on different levels, involving not only young people, but also the staff in residential care settings and other stakeholders in the child protection community.
Through awareness raising activities and dissemination of several resources, Houses of Empathy intends to activate all the community to prevent bullying in residential care settings; inviting all the actors to play a key role in the promoting positive environments in those contexts. To achieve this, in addition to an anti-bullying programme for young people, the project will promote training for professionals, seminars, conferences and also provides an online platform for support.
Houses of Empathy’s activities will take place simultaneously in three different countries: Portugal, Spain and Northern Ireland.
October 2015 - July 2017
468 young people in residential care settigns
194 care settings professionals
7500 members of Child Protection Community and other public authorities
Par – Respostas Sociais, as coordinator - Portugal
Asociación Hechos - Spain
Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) - Northern Ireland | United Kingdom
Sticks and Stones - Republic of Ireland
Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
of the European Comission.
Houses of Empathy
Building Houses of Empathy, brick by brick, is what we intend to do through the implementation of anti-bullying programme.
This programme was designed to develop a set of personal and social skills, essential to the promotion of empathy and healthy relationships among peers in residential care settings, leaving no room for bullying!
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Par - Respostas Sociais
Telephone 00351 217 500 493
Mobile phone 00351 91 385 74 68
Email email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballymena Tel: 028 2563 2641 / Fax: 028 2565 5934
Belfast Tel: 028 9024 4888 / Fax: 028 9024 0679
Derry/Londonderry Tel: 028 7137 8980 / Fax: 028 7137 7938
Lurgan Tel: 028 3831 3380 / Fax: 028 3832 4689
Sticks and Stones
Telephone +353 (0)87 9015199
Telephone 0034 947 20 23 73
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This website has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union.
The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Par - Respostas Sociais and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.