Workshop for pool of programmes for children at risk and in conflict with the law
23 November 2023
Capacities for professionals were strengthened to implement a tailored approach to address the needs of children at risk and in conflict with the law
Written by Aleksandra Ivanovska
UNICEF has supported the development of a pool of programmes for reintegration, rehabilitation and resocialization of children at risk and in conflict with the law. This aims to fill in the gap of programmes and tools for developing individual plans for children in the child protection and justice system. Nineteen subprogrammes were developed by international and national experts, including programs for developing life and health skills and programs for prevention of use of psychoactive substances. 37 professionals attended the workshop, representing the CSWs, the Educational Correctional Facility in Volkovija, the juvenile prison in Ohrid, school staff, civil society organizations, small group homes.
The workshops provided the participants with an overview of the following programs and sub-programs: gender and gender identity, sexual and reproductive health, protection from violence, developing awareness of addictions to psychoactive substances, how to conduct a motivational interview, resistance to peer pressure and skills for prevention of addictions.