Child-friendly Justice – training professionals

Wednesday 10 May 2017

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How can you interpret non-verbal cues when interacting with a child victim of sexual violence? How can you, professional, best communicate with a child victim?

This and more is the content of the JudEx+ training programme, designed for all types of professionals who may have to interact with and support a child victim, or even offender, of sexual abuse.

Developed within the framework of the project JudEx+: towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children, funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union, JudEx+ training programme aims to build the capacity of professionals, who work at different stages of the judicial proceedings in cases of sexual violence involving children, to communicate with child victims/witnesses/offenders.

It was tested in Linköping, Sweden, where the Swedish partner of the project, Folksuniversitetet, hosted the JudEx+ partners between March 15th and 17th, 2017. Professionals from the police, organisations working for the protection of children, and professionals from the education sector were delivered the core modules of the training programme in order to support the manual’s finetuning and finalisation before the official training course delivery takes place in all project countries and the training manual is released on the project website.

During the months of May and June 2017, the training course will be delivered to about 50 professionals in each country, to promote the sharing of skills and knowledge among professionas, and to contribute to their upscaling.

Following the delivery, the project partners will organise local events to present the products of the project in support of professionals working in the field of child protection, of children and of their families.

The local training event in Italy is open and free for all professionals working with children victims of child sexual abuse. The professional profiles encompass, for instance, police officers, social service workers, psychologists, doctors, teachers and school staff, lawyers, psychopedagogist, university students and graduates in the related fields, etc.

The training course will be held at Palazzo Cefalà, via Alloro in Palermo, on May 16th and 17th for a first group of professionals, and on the 18th and 19th May 2017 for the second group.

The topics of the non-formal multidsciplinary training programme encompass child-friendly justice in international conventions and Italian legislation, verbal and non-verbal communication with the child, interinstitutional cooperation, and awareness-raising against child sexual abuse.

The process of accreditation of the course for social service professionals is ongoing with the relevant authority.

Places are limited and attendance is strictly for registered participants only.

For any question, or to know more about the project, please contact Noemi De Luca – – 0916164224.

To sign up for the training course, please send a request via this link by May 12th 2017 at 12:00 CET. If places are still available when you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

JudEx+ is co-funded by the REC Programme of the European Commission.