Resilience, Rights, and Respectful Relationships
Developing and nurturing the mental health of children and adolescents through the implementation of comprehensive educational programs focused on social and emotional learning and prevention of violence in close relationships.
- Project No: ZD-MGS1-020
- Implementation period: 3/2022–12/2023
- Programme area: ZD – Zdraví
- Financial mechanism: Fondy EHP 2014-2021
- Alternativ til Vold (Norsko) , Centrum LOCIKA
A brief summary of the project:
The project aims at supporting and nurturing mental health via the school curricula and primary prevention of violence in close relationships. The project targets children and the youth from the 1st grade of elementary school to the last grade of secondary school.
- Transfer of methodologies (Resilience, Rights, and Respectful Relationships) to the Czech education system. We are adapting for the use in the CR eight comprehensive and practical methodologies for teachers developed and used in Australia, which target social and emotional learning and respectful relationships. The topics are adapted for different levels (from preschool and elementary education to secondary schools). We are well aware of the fact that schools are often the only place where children and adolescents may become aware of the meaning of terms such as mental health, mental hygiene, prevention of violence in close relationships, gender, etc. These valuable methodologies build on the existing and newly planned Framework Curricula (RVP/Rámcové vzdělávací plány).
- Implementation of the adapted methodologies (RRRR) into teaching in the 3 pilot schools in the academic year 2022-23 in collaboration with the pilot schools´ execution teams.
- Adaptation of the movie Home sweet home to reflect the Czech reality, with Czech commentary and subtitles. We will develop therapeutic and educational guidelines to accompany the movie to share necessary information on domestic violence and to make the movie into a tool to be used for preventive, awareness-raising, therapeutic, and educational purposes. The movie and the guidelines will be used in educating pupils and students in the 13-19 age group. The respective activities will be implemented in cooperation with ATV, a Norwegian partner, and Locika, our partner centre.
The project objectives comply with the Psychiatric Care Reform Strategy in the Czech Republic, the Strategy of Educational Policy of the Czech Republic for 2030+, and procedures and guidelines issued to respond to the global pandemic.
- Mgr. Veronika Bačová (project manager)
- Bc. Magdalena Olšanová (logistics)
- Mgr. Petra Saňáková (expert)
This project is funded by the EEA Grants 2014-2021 used by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway to help reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthen cooperation with 15 European countries.