Nature therapy for the improvement equal living st.. (NATURE THERAPY)
Nature therapy for the improvement equal living standards in Latvian-Russian border areas
Start date: May 14, 2013,
End date: Jul 13, 2014
As a result of socio-economic crisis during last 3 years in Daugavpils city and surrounding areas, Latvia, and in Pskov oblast, Russia, (regions located near the national borders and far from main state centres) the amount of families at social risk has crucially increased. Having in view this problem, common for all project area, a public survey has been organized by Latvian and Russian scientists and professional therapists in both countries in order to evaluate the situation in the social sphere, define the most problematic family types and choose the most favourable therapy methods.To make an impact into the development of sustainable social environment and improvement of living standards thus contributing to the decision of mentioned problems, the project is planning to popularise nature therapy, to present and use its main types and to ensure equal living standards for children with special needs and social risk groups. Achievements: 1. Trainings, workshops and camps - 18 social workers improved their daily work capacity • 64 children of large and one-parent families received different nature therapy courses • 80 parents and their children with special needs received new information and consultations on NT methods • Professional and personal beneficial networks between Latvian and Russian social workers established 2. Improvement of social sites - equipment and reconstruction of the objects • Children House - Shelter "Pried?te" and Social Care Day Centre for persons with mental disabilities in Daugavpils • Out-door playground for children. • Premises of Day center of Livani Social Department • Premises of Family Support Center in Il?kste • Premises of Beljsko-Ustjensky children house in Porhovsky district and Bobrovsky children house in Pechory district • The Center of Curative Pedagogy and Differential Learning in Pskov.
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