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NEWS

We continue to spread empathy, this time through training for professionals! On 13th and 14th February will be the 2nd edition of the training in Portugal and on the 15th and 22nd February, the first edition in Spain! All news and documentation regarding the training will be shared on the forum!

What we do

THE PROJECT

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.

Details

Execution Period
October 2015 - July 2017

Direct Beneficiaries
 468 young people in residential care settigns
194 care settings professionals

Other Beneficiaries 
7500 members of Child Protection Community and other public authorities
 
Partners
 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

 
Financer
 DAPHNE, a Justice Programme line, under the purview of 
European Comission.

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RESOURCES

We invite you to use the publications we have created for you. From theory to practice, here you can you can consult the various resources with the signature “Houses of Empathy”.

Scientific articles, case studies, news, amongst others. Take a look at other options in the  bibliography to increase your knowledge on bullying and residential care settings for children and young people.

More resources and tools that will allow you to better understand bullying and keep you aware of other projects and initiatives that share the same mission of Houses of Empathy. 

Houses of Empathy

PROGRAMME

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!

Theory

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COMMUNITY

Professionals are essential to the construction of this community.

Join a network made by residential care settings staff, public authorities and other professionals that also believe that the key is empathy!

Talk with us

CONTACTS

empathy@par.org.pt

Coordinator

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Par - Respostas Sociais

Telephone  00351 217 500 493

Mobile phone  00351 91 385 74 68

Email  info@par.org.pt | comunicacao@par.org.pt

Partners

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VOYPIC

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

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Sticks and Stones

Telephone  +353 (0)87 9015199

Email  info@sticksandstones.ie

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Hechos

Telephone  0034 947 20 23 73

Email info@hechos.eu

Financer

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Coordinator

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Partners

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Other financers and partnerships

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