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This is a reference for Marta Skorczynska

No Need for Panic

The training activity took place
in Frankolovo, Slovenia
organised by Ribalon Institute
27.07-03.08.2018
Reference person

A. Biba Rebolj

(co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the project was to prepare youth workers, trainers, project coordinators, and mentors to deal with situations and act accordingly, when participants of your activities experience a crisis and find it difficult to continue with the activity. As a continuation of the training course "No Panic", we dedicated more time to practice Solution Focused conversations, adding more empathy practice, and moments of sharing the experience and competence between the participants.
You can read more about the project here: ribalon.org/no-need-for-panic

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The project has brought together organisations from 11 programme countries: Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey

Training methods used & main activities

The program was based on working in groups, self-exploration and reflection, peer couching, learning by doing, and applied drama techniques. Participants were practicing communicating with others using the methods and tools from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Coaching, as well as Nonviolent Communication.

Outcomes of the activity

The project delivered following outcomes:
– 22 youth workers equipped with competences and tools needed for empathic, focused and constructive communication with their participants in their activities
– 22 youth workers who have increased awareness of how to address challenging situations during their own activities
– increased networking and peer support in the target group
– increased number of youth workers competent to include young people in disadvantaged situation, facing difficulties to participate in a mobility activity
– increased number of youth workers open to manage their work in a diverse environment, including linguistic diversity.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was part of the trainers' team responsible for the applied drama activities, and creating the context for using the presented tools and methods in work with youngsters and volunteers.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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