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Empathy

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Empathy is an Erasmus+ project, which is financed by European Commission. Merseyside Expanding Horizons  is one of the partners of this project. The Project aims to support parents of children with disabilities through education. Parents of disabled children face many challenges in social and economic life. So families need to effective training and learning resource and programmes  that will provide support to them and can help them  solve the problems they encounter.

Project Partners

-          Necmettin Erbakan University (TR) (Coorrdinator) https://www.konya.edu.tr/

-          Keçiören Municipality (TR) https://www.kecioren.bel.tr

-          Dost Special Education Center (TR) http://www.dostegitim.com

-          Lale Special Education Center (TR) https://www.sincanlaleozelegitim.com

-          Human Profess Közhasznú Nonprofit (HU) http://www.humanprofess.hu/

-          Spolupracou pre lepsiu buducnost - Velky Meder (SK) http://ozbuducnost.sk/

-          Merseyside Expanding Horizons (UK) http://www.expandinghorizons.co.uk/

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

-          Parents of disabled children are facing many challenges in social and economic life. So families need to effective trainign and learning resources and programmes that will provide support them and can solve the problems they encounter.

-          EMPATHY families of children with disabilities aim to provide psychological support to cope with social and economic problems.

Beneficiaries

-          Families with disabled children (primary)

-          Therapists, psychologists and rehabilitation counselors (secondary)

-          NGOs working with people with disabilities (secondary)

-          Policy-makers and decision-makers (tertiary)

Objectives:

-          Families with disabled children, psychological, social, and support systems to help them cope with economic problems, enabling them to solve problems raise by the  obstacles that their children face.

-          Families of workers with disabilities and experts to create an Internet-based platform can interact with each other. The main purpose of the children's development to follow these interactions, improve family responsibilities, education, rehabilitation and treatment approaches with their children during the process of change in a positive direction.

-          Families prepare fior the psychosocial support program for improving parental responsibilities and capabilities.

-          It aims for Parents to get support on issues such as;

  • Individual family support programs,
  • Disability types
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Effective communication methods
  • Legal rights of the disabled

Stakeholders

  1. Families with disabled children
  2. Therapists, psychologists, rehabilitation counselors and other professionals who work with disabled.

Project can be reached via: http://empathyparent.com/en/index.html 

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