Work with the abuser – self help groups
With the aim of healing disrupted family relations and through practice of group therapy with family members within the group, Foundation for local democracy is starting up a projected titled “Work with the abuser – self help groups.” Project is sponsored by the FIGAP program funds.
Even though there are positive movements in work with victims of violence in Canton Sarajevo, the fact remains that the perpetrator of the violence (the abuser), as the main cause of the problem, is left aside. Realization of this project will conduct adequate educational trainings with the staff members of the Centers for social work in Canton Sarajevo and the employees of the Safe house for the purpose of forming self-help groups in the Centers for social work. Self-help groups imply therapy work with the group of abusers/perpetrators of the family violence. Project would include families, i.e. abusers, whose family members are currently under the placement in the Safe house.
First activity, i.e. educational training, within the project will take place from 22.02.2011 until 25.02.2011 in Hotel „Bosnia“, Kulovića br.9, from 10.00 until 16.00.
This projected is funded by the Program for Implementation of the Gender Action Plan BiH (FIGAP program 2009-2014). The program is a result of cooperation between the Agency for gender equality BiH – Ministry of human rights and refugees BiH, Gender center FBiH and Gender center RS, and it aims, with the help of international donors, to ensure sustainable implementation of the Gender action plan BiH.