In the Olkusz district there are currently 275 registered Blue Cards (pending procedure when domestic abuse comes to light). According to a report produced by the Olkusz Social Welfare Center (2019) in more than 80 families, physical and mental abuse also affects children. In these families there are no positive role models, conversations, and attention from parents. A study conducted on a group of more than 60 people, in a sociotherapy service and elsewhere, shows that 90% of respondents do not receive support in any form, more than 80% believe that they are treated worse by teachers because they come from a dysfunctional family, and more than 90% believe that they are treated worse within their age group for this reason.
The project addresses the lack of emotional, psychological, and motivational support for children and young people who are facing exclusion due to living in a dysfunctional and/or vulnerable family.
For children and young people, we envisage direct psychological support and eight group motivation workshops. Participants aged 13 upwards will also have an opportunity to become involved in voluntary work at our therapy center, helping to conduct learning activities for younger children. We will operate a school for parents (eight meetings) and educational staff workshops (four meetings). We will publish testimonies of “Ambassadors for Success” and dreams of participants in the “Wind in my Sails” project.
The participants in the project will be children and young people from dysfunctional and/or vulnerable families and the people around them (parents, teachers). As a result, 80 people (children and young people) will learn new social skills and how to overcome difficulties connected to age group and family, and mental problems, 40 parents will learn how to help children and establish better relationships with them, and 40 teachers will learn how to provide support for schoolchildren from dysfunctional and/or vulnerable families.