About

Aims:

  • Share good practices, improve methodologies and approaches in order to improve self confidence and self-esteem of adults with mental and/or cognitive difficulties.
  • Share good practices, improve methodologies and approaches in order to improve personal autonomy of adults with mental and/or cognitive difficulties by supporting their social inclusion and their entering in labour market.
  • Improve relations between organisations engaged in activities aimed at active social inclusion and entering in labour market of adults with mental and/or cognitive difficulties.
  • Exchange tools for operators’ needs analysis and self assessment.
  • Exchange means addressed to support operators in stressing situations and to prevent burn out syndrome

Rationale:

This project arises with a co-operative approach in the management and development of activities, it comes from the constructivist point of view where knowledge is a social activity built from a community in its interaction. This is why both organizations staff and learners will be involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of project activities.

The project comes from staffs needs and wishes. Our staff (i.e. us, because we are small organisations where the staff is the organisation), is interested in improve the effectiveness of its intervention in its context and its competences and skills in the social inclusion of adults with mental and/or cognitive difficulties and their entering in labour market, this is why we decided to achieve this project.

SU-TRA is aimed at recognizing supporting methodologies and exchange good practices among operators in order to improve effectiveness of their actions.

Often operators improve their skills by experiences: they need time and space to assess their skills for becoming more and more aware of them, refining them acquiring awareness of what they need to improve.

Further more sometimes operators don’t play managerial role and sometimes is very difficult to share know how from a person to another, because someone is not aware of his/her knowledge learned by experiences. Moreover in small organisations there is little time to carry out team building activities because often people play different roles in the same time. Nevertheless awareness is the key word for managing this kind of matter and improving effectiveness of actions performed by operators.

Otherwise, awareness and peer to peer support/comparison is an important mean in order to overcame stress (and prevent workers burnout syndrome) of social work plaid with suffering people. In order to improve management of our adult education organisations, we need to share good practices, methodologies, approaches, tools, for stress management. In fact stressing situations and possible related burn-out syndrome can hardly affect effectiveness and efficacy of social interventions and wellbeing of social workers.

This project will provide time and space for a peer to peer exchange about tool for identifying operators needs by self-assessment, for deep analysis of the situation.

The project is aimed at improving the knowledge processes management in small organisations dealing with social inclusion and entering in labour market of adults with mental and/or cognitive difficulties.

Objectives:

  • analysis of practices daily performed with users by each organisation
  • peer review of strong points and weak points of each practice analysed
  • re-design of practices in the point of view of previous comparison
  • analysis of practices performed in order to overcome stressing situations by each organisation
  • peer review of strong points and weak points of each practice analysed
  • re-design of practices in the point of view of previous comparison
  • testing of innovations
  • analysis of innovations introduced (on going)
  • final peer review of previous analysis