Published: Tuesday, 29.05.2018

In the shoes of emotional children

Being a child isn’t always easy. You have to learn to master your emotions and handle sudden surges of sadness, fury, anger and love. How to do this in a healthy way was the subject of the project “I’ll Step Into Your Shoes”, designed especially for children.

We ran the project “I’ll Step Into Your Shoes” Cycle III – Prevention of Violence among children, co-funded by the Ministry of Demographics, Family, Youth and Social Policy, throughout the school year 2017/2018.

Workshops took place in Primary School Mladost and PS Glina, and, for the first time, in PS Ivan Goran Kovačić Gora and Glina Secondary School. Every class attended three workshops dealing with the following subjects: stereotypes and prejudice, violence in romantic relationships and handling unpleasant emotions. Students who participated say that they had a wonderful, fun and instructive time.

All in all we held a total of 79 workshops for the students, two trainings for parents and two trainings for teachers. Support groups that took place in PS Mladost and PS Gora were particularly interesting, with 21 children participating in 18 workshops.

Children have expressed a high level of satisfaction with workshops. Here are some of the things they learned along the way:

“I learned to take people as they are and to not push anyone away.”

“I learned how to help myself when I’m angry, sad, lonely.”

“Support groups helped me to resolve conflicts and cope with my feelings.”


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