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30.12.2015.

On the 28th of December in 2015 with a closing seminar in Kurzeme is finished the project "Animal therapy inclusion of abused children in the social rehabilitation" (contract no. 2012.EEZ / PP / 1 / MAC / 153/034).

All interested persons from social services, Orphan's Court, and  specialists from other children's institutions are invited in the seminar, to be able to present the project, its results and the resulting practice of working with victims of violence with kanistherapy and reittherapy / Riding pedagogical methods.

The final workshop took place in Vidzeme on the 10.27.2015., in which took part specialists from Vidzeme.

During the project there was developed  an innovative rehabilitation program. Experience in teaching riding, reittherapy was mastered at partners in Norway "EKJ Riding school and pet park AS". Project target group included a total of 618 abused children from Vidzeme and Kurzeme, which rehabilitation process was integrated kanistherapy and reittherapy / Pedagogical Riding. The results show that children participating in animal therapy classes are becoming more open, more specifically, that gives the opportunity to identify the consequences of violence to be able to work more effectively to violence traumatic reduction.

The project realization time, 2014 January 1st. - December 31st., 2015. Project is implemented by "Centre Valdardze '',partners in the crisis center for families with children" Paspārne ",Talsi Crisis Centre, the EKJ Riding school and pet Park AS (Norway).

The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total project cost of 102 841.05 euros. 95% of the grant of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and 5% of the Latvian state budget.

 

 

30.11.2015.

Approaching the end of the project "Animal therapy inclusion of abused children social rehabilitation" (contract no. 2012.EEZ / PP / 1 / MAC / 153/034).

Results of the projects:

  • By participating specialists of the reittherapy, kanistherapy and specialists from 3 Crisis Center was prepared rehabilitation program for abused children to integrate pedagogic riding / reittherapy kanistherapy and social rehabilitation process.
  • There was organized the 4-day fact-finding trip to the project partner EKJ Riding school and pet Park AS (Norway) at Tursons Falk Sissel (Sissel Thorson Falch), to step up acquisition of reittherapy method. During the mission were visited organizations that work with victims of violence;
  • There was arranged the seminar for the social rehabilitation service providers to victims of violence - a crisis center experts / 2 days /. The seminar was attended by 17 specialists from the "Centre Valdardze" crisis center for families with children "Paspārne" Talsi Crisis Centre. Specialists mastered the basics about kanisterapy and reittherapy to understand new methods and opportunities for the integration of social rehabilitation process.
  • There were organized informative seminars for the project started in Kurzeme and Vidzeme, in which were invited  social workers from local governments, the Orphan's Court and other professionals who work with victims of violence and their children placed in crisis centers. It was presented the project, its intended activities. Seminars were essential for the emergence of the same understanding of what is kanisterapiyand reittherapy and what are opportunities working with this method. Specialists were available in a variety of informative materials.
  • Social rehabilitation services received ... .. abused children. Activity continues.
  • It was published an informative practical material, calendar of year 2015 with illustrations of children who received social rehabilitation services. There was included ithe information about the project in the material.
  • There were arranged the project closing seminar in Vidzeme, which invited social workers from local governments, the Orphan's Court and other professionals who work with victims of violence, to introduced with unique practices, including kanistherapiy and reittherapy abused children in social rehabilitation. It was presented the project and its results. Closing seminar for specialists from Kurzeme will take place in 28/12/2015 .

Project implementation time, 2014 January 1 - December 31, 2015. Project is implemented by "Centre Valdardze '', partners in the crisis center for families with children" Paspārne ",Talsi Crisis Centre, the EKJ Riding school and pet Park AS (Norway). The project is financially supported by Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. The total project cost of 102 841.05 euros. 95% of the grant of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and 5% of the Latvian state budget.

 

 

27.08.2015.

The implementation of canis therapy and therapeutic horseback riding in social rehabilitation process of children-violence victims is successfully continuing in three crisis centres - “Centre Valdardze”, Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne” and Talsu districts crisis centre.

Within the project “Including animal therapy in the social rehabilitation of children-violence victims” (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034),  kanistherapy has proved itself to be a type of activity which can be successfully used in work with the target group – children-violence victims.

Canis therapy is a method that increases the rehabilitation efficiency with the help of specially bred and trained dogs who are led by qualified kanistherapy specialists. Kanistherapy helps in the social rehabilitation – to solve problems in mental, physical, intellectual and communication spheres.

The basic principles of canis therapy – canis therapy works only with positive methods; the dog is chosen accordingly to the client’s problem; the dog is motivation for the client.

Latvijas Kinologiska Federacija (LKF) carries out the development of kanistherapy in Latvia and the specialist and dog therapeutist training. In 26th April, 2010 LKF signed a cooperation contract with Poland’s kanistherapy organization PTK (Polskie Towarzystwo kynoterapeutycne). The contract determines that the kanistherapy specialists and dog therapeutists are trained and dogs are chosen and certified according the standards and recommendations of PTK.

By including kanistherapy in the social rehabilitation process, during the project, work group specialists from “Centre Valdardze”, Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne” and Talsu districts crisis centre are meeting in order to develop, adjust the tasks for the needs of the target group and to discuss the project’s success and necessary changes.

The project is implemented by “Centre Valdardze” and the cooperation partners are Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne”, Talsu districts crisis centre, EKT Horseback riding school and Pet Club AS (Norway).

The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total costs of the project are 102 841,05 EUR. 95% of this sum are financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and 5% - from the budget of Latvia.

 

 

03.03.2015.

Within the project “Including animal therapy in the social rehabilitation of children-violence victims” (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034), canistherapy is successfully implemented in the social rehabilitation process of children-violence victims in three crisis centres – “Centre Valdardze”, Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne” and Talsu districts crisis centre.

 

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The project is implemented by “Centre Valdardze” and the cooperation partners are Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne”, Talsu districts crisis centre, EKT Horseback riding school and Pet Club AS (Norway).

The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total costs of the project are 102 841,05 EUR. 95% of this sum are financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and 5% - from the budget of Latvia.

 

27.03.2015.

Within the project “Including animal therapy in the social rehabilitation of children-violence victims” (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034) a programme was developed “Animal (horse and dog) therapy programme for implementing social rehabilitation activities for children-violence victims”. The aim of the programme is to offer children-violence victims an opportunity to raise their self-esteem and decrease the violence consequences and impression to their life quality. Therapeutic horseback riding and kanistherapy work methods and elements are used to lessen psycho-emotional trauma and exclude further violence towards yourself and aggressive, destructive behaviour towards peers.

The tasks of the programme are to solve the psychological and social problems of the clients-

·         To develop children’s social skills;

·         To offer knowledge about communication with animals;

·         To provide the client’s skill improvement in communication with animals;

·         To offer support in the client’s communication with animals.

As a result of cooperation with different sphere interprofessionals from “Centre Valdardze”, crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne” and Talsu districts crisis centre, an Animal (horse and dog) therapy programme has been developed, that is offered as an innovative measure and is directly connected to the children-violence victims’ social rehabilitation process extension.

The project is implemented by “Centre Valdardze” and the cooperation partners are Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne”, Talsu districts crisis centre, EKT Horseback riding school and Pet Club AS (Norway).

The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total costs of the project are 102 841,05 EUR. 95% of this sum are financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and 5% - from the budget of Latvia.

 

19.12.2014.

The foundation “Centre Valdardze” (established on 1st January, 2014) is implementing a project “Including animal therapy in the social rehabilitation of children-violence victims” (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034). The cooperation partners are Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne”, Talsu district’s crisis centre, EKT Horseback riding school and Pet club AS (Norway).

Results achieved in 2014:

·         Organized workshop for crisis centres’ staff about kanistherapy and therapeutic horseback riding and about its inclusion in social rehabilitation of children-violence victims;

·         Within the project, specialists from “Centre Valdardze”, Talsu districts crisis centre, crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne” went on an experience exchange trip to EKT Horseback riding school and Pet Club AS (Norway);

·         59 children from “Centre Valdardze”, 89 children from crisis centre for families and children “Paspārne” and 113 children from Talsu districts crisis centre participated in therapeutic horseback riding/pedagogical horseback riding and kanistherapy activities;

·         3 informative seminars were held for crisis centres’ cooperation partners and for specialists of social services in Kurzeme and Vidzeme districts.

The project will last until 31st December 2015.

The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total costs of the project are 102 841,05 EUR. 95% of this sum are financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and 5% - from the budget of Latvia.

 

15.09.2014.

 Within the project “Including animal therapy in the social rehabilitation of children-violence victims” (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034) therapeutic horseback riding and pedagogical horseback riding activities are taking place at the “Centre Valdardze” and Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne”.

During this project, a programme was developed “Animal (horse and dog) therapy programme for implementing social rehabilitation activities for children-violence victims”. For implementing this programme specialists, from the “Centre Valdardze”, Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne” and Talsu district crisis centre came together and adjusted the project activities for the target group needs.

While implementing this project, we concluded that for work in a crisis centre pedagogical horseback riding with elements of therapeutic horseback riding is more suitable. Pedagogical horseback riding is a type of therapy when horseback riding is used to solve mental health and social issues, but therapeutic horseback riding is a rehabilitation method when horseback riding is used to solve physical health problems.

The project is implemented by “Centre Valdardze” and the cooperation partners are Crisis centre for families with children “Paspārne”, Talsu districts crisis centre, EKT Horseback riding school and Pet Club AS (Norway).

The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total costs of the project are 102 841,05 EUR. 95% of this sum are financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and 5% - from the budget of Latvia.

 

 

12.06.2014.

The foundation "Centrs Valdardze" implements a project "Animal therapy for social rehabilitation of abused children" from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2015 (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034). Among partners are family and children’s crisis centre "Paspārne", Talsi regional crisis centre, EKT Horse riding school and AS pet park.
             The innovative social rehabilitation programme of kanistherapy and horse riding therapy was developed and implemented by cooperation of specialists from "Centrs Valdardze", family and children’s crisis centre "Paspārne", Talsi regional crisis centre and kanistherapy and horse riding therapy specialists, including specialists from Norway. The experience for implementation of kanistherapy and horse riding therapy services was gained in knowledge exchange at EKT Horse riding school and AS pet park. A seminar on the importance of kanistherapy and horse riding therapy for social rehabilitation of abused children was conducted for the employees of the crisis centres. The crisis centres have successfully included kanistherapy and horse riding therapy in the social rehabilitation.
             Extension of social rehabilitation services by the innovative approach of kanistherapy and horse riding therapy will considerably improve the psycho-emotional condition of the abuse victims and increase their self-confidence. That will help to integrate the victims into society. The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

 

30.04.2014. 

The foundation "Centrs Valdardze" implements a project "Animal therapy for social rehabilitation of abused children" from January 1st, 2014 till December 31st, 2015 (contract No. 2012.EEZ/PP/1/MAC/153/034). Among partners are family and children’s crisis centre "Paspārne", Talsi regional crisis centre, EKT Horse riding school and AS pet park (Norway).
            The objective of the project is to encourage the growth of well-being, introducing an innovative social service and providing social rehabilitation for victims of violence and persons who are at the risk of becoming isolated. The target group of the project is abused children.


The activities of the project:

·         Development of the social rehabilitation programme with kanistherapy and raittherapy.

·         Seminar for the employees of the crisis centre on kanistherapy and horse riding therapy and its introduction into the social rehabilitation of abused children.

·         Knowledge exchange of the specialists of "Centrs Valdardze", Talsi regional crisis centre, family and children’s crisis centre "Paspārne" in EKT Riding school and AS pet park.

·         The introduction of kanistherapy and horse riding therapy in social rehabilitation process for abused children in three crisis centres: "Centrs Valdardze", family and children’s crisis centre "Paspārne", Talsi regional crisis centre.

·         Informative seminars for the partners of the crisis centres in social services in Kurzeme and Vidzeme

 The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The project costs are 102 841.05 EUR. The European Economic Area financial instrument funds 95% and 5% are funded by Latvian state budget.

 

 

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