MARTE aims to improve the quality of assistance and support provided by public and private services for minors experienced ACEs through tailored capacity building standardized in new Guidelines and operational cooperation protocols. This is going to be achieved through the elaboration of a training toolkit based of concrete needs mapped in a preliminary assessment.
Needs assessment is a fundamental preliminary activity in order to :
- highlight deficit in the assessment, treatment and prevention of ACEs caused by lack of awareness, legislative and local operational procedures
- Identifying the final beneficiaries’ needs (children) as well as the professionals and operators needs when encountering cases of ACEs
- Set a baseline for measuring the impact of the project’s activities
- To collect information in order to build a toolkit able to reach the most urgent and strategic elements in the provision of services to ACEs
This needs assessment activity is carried out trough:
- mapping activity to find all the beneficiary of the project;
- desk analysis based on literature review and official statistic at national/regional and European level;
- interviews with professionals;
- Interviews with children experienced ACEs.
A research toolkit was created to standardize the collection of data in each local areas.
The Training toolkit
The training needs emerged during needs assessment will be the basis of a training toolkit The toolkit aims:
- To increase knowledge and skills on main aspects of ACEs in terms of detection and treatment
- To strengthen the resilience of children through the establishment of positive relationships based on a positive multidisciplinary network
- To stimulate all the involved partner in the process of identification and treatment ACEs
Training contents cover the following topics:
- Module 1: EU framework for the detection and treatment of cases of ACEs and main examples of successful best practices at EU level ;
- Module 2: Specific methodologies and practices for the detection and taking charge of the children victims of adverse childhood experiences.;
- Module 3: Strengthen the resilience of children against trauma with a focus on the building of a multidisciplinary favourable networks and on the acquiring of post-traumatic functioning.
Guidelines for treat with and recognizing ACE and Operational protocol
Trauma affects more than 55 million children in the European Union. This is the result of an underestimated phenomenon that is conditioned by a lack of knowledge on the part of caring professionals.
The goal of MARTE is to counteract this through the implementation of knowledge for the benefit of those caring for child victims of ACE through skill building and new protocols and procedures from not only a restorative standpoint but also a preventive one.