Workshop                                                        European Parliament                                       ...
Contents   1. Basic conditions          1.1 Sociopolitical conditions          1.2 Occupational situation of the client   ...
1.Basic conditions                1.1 Sociopolitical conditions• Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union• Inte...
1. Basic conditions1.2 Occupational situation of the client                                           4
Starting point• Lack of self-determination in the field of occupation• Affected individuals are often allocated to the sam...
2. Structure of the project      2.1 Objectives                              6
Main objectives of the projectCreation of a professional support conceptionEuropean-wide networking and exchange of experi...
2. Structure of the project2.1 Approach                              8
Literaturanalyse    Literature analysisLiteraturanalyse   Future workshop   Questioning of affected individuals   Question...
3. Cooperation3.1 Project partners                       10
Josefsheim             Pluryn               Bigge             Rea College          Germany         TU             Netherla...
3. Cooperation3.1 Support conception (Methodical tool box)                                               12
Instrument 1: Guidelines for action and practical help in training and vocationInstrument 2: Empowerment and self-manageme...
Instrument 1: Guidelines for action and practical help in training and              vocationTarget group:   Teachers and t...
Instrument 2: Empowerment and self-managementModule 1:     Keeping a jobTarget group:   Young people with Spina bifida and...
Instrument 2: Empowerment and self-managementModule 4:     Self-management trainingTarget group:   Young people with Spina...
Instrument 3: Information for professionals in the field of vocational              guidance, job placement and monitoring...
Instrument 4: Information, advice and tips for employersTarget group:   Employers, staff membersFormat:         Informatio...
Instrument 7: Peer Support TrainingTarget group:   People with SBHFormat:         - Training course                - Indiv...
Lena Rudolph , Germany,   member of ASBH board and project team“The exchange on aEuropean level is for meparticularly exci...
Marcel Hoiting, The Netherlandsinvolved in the project as an „expert on own affairs“                         „The project ...
Thank you  for your attentionwww.we-empower-us.eu
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IF workshop at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, October 2012. Martin Künemund presented the project “We empower Us bh” to share knowledge and good examples to improve job opportunities for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

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Project "we empower us bh"

  1. 1. Workshop European Parliament Strasbourg 23.10.2012 We Empower uS bH – Better career opportunities for people with Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus in Europe“Andrea Nobs, Technische Universität Dortmund, GermanyLena Rudolph, ASBH, GermanyMarcel Hoiting, Pluryn Rea College, The NetherlandsMartin Künemund, Josefsheim Bigge, Germany
  2. 2. Contents 1. Basic conditions 1.1 Sociopolitical conditions 1.2 Occupational situation of the client 2. Structure of the project 2.1 Objectives 2.2 Approach 3. Cooperation 3.1 Project partners 3.2 Support conception 4. Statements from „Experts on own affairs“23rd October 2012 Andrea Nobs, Lena Rudolph, Marcel Hoiting, Martin KünemundWorkshop – European Parliament , Strasbourg 2
  3. 3. 1.Basic conditions 1.1 Sociopolitical conditions• Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union• International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health ICF (WHO 2001)• UN – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 3
  4. 4. 1. Basic conditions1.2 Occupational situation of the client 4
  5. 5. Starting point• Lack of self-determination in the field of occupation• Affected individuals are often allocated to the same occupational activities, such as office work• No individual occupational profiling• Repetitive preparation for further rehabilitation systems (e.g. special schools tend to recommend internships in sheltered workshops)• Affected individuals often suffer from occupational dissatisfaction See Nobs/Schieferecke 2010 5
  6. 6. 2. Structure of the project 2.1 Objectives 6
  7. 7. Main objectives of the projectCreation of a professional support conceptionEuropean-wide networking and exchange of experiences inthe field of vocational and educational training (VET)Enabling of individuals to become active and to act on theirown responsibility (as defined by empowerment-concept)Participation and respect for the capability instead of callingon presumed experts (affected individuals should beregarded as experts on their own affairs) 7
  8. 8. 2. Structure of the project2.1 Approach 8
  9. 9. Literaturanalyse Literature analysisLiteraturanalyse Future workshop Questioning of affected individuals Questioning of professionals 9
  10. 10. 3. Cooperation3.1 Project partners 10
  11. 11. Josefsheim Pluryn Bigge Rea College Germany TU Netherlands Dortmund GermanyThe CedarFoundationIreland ARSBH Romania ASBH Dortmund SRH BBW Germany Neckargmünd SBH Germany Switzerland 11
  12. 12. 3. Cooperation3.1 Support conception (Methodical tool box) 12
  13. 13. Instrument 1: Guidelines for action and practical help in training and vocationInstrument 2: Empowerment and self-management of young people with Spina bifida and HydrocephalusInstrument 3: Information for professionals in the field of vocational guidance, jobplacement and monitoring of youths with Spina bifida and HydrocephalusInstrument 4: Information, tips and hints for employersInstrument 5: Vocational biographiesInstrument 6: Promoting activities with the help of friends, colleagues and the social networkInstrument 7: Peer support training 13
  14. 14. Instrument 1: Guidelines for action and practical help in training and vocationTarget group: Teachers and trainersFormat: Seminar for professionals; a rubric on the project websiteObjectives: - To support teachers and trainers in their development of professional capacity and the broadening of respective approaches - To support and assist pupils individually when they prepare for their career orientation processContents: - The principles of self-determination and self-responsibility,(examples) resource orientation and supportive care - Training of the guidelines 14
  15. 15. Instrument 2: Empowerment and self-managementModule 1: Keeping a jobTarget group: Young people with Spina bifida and HydrocephalusFormat: - Manual - Training course - Rubric on the project websiteObjectives: - To face challenges in the (first) jobContents: - To discover what problems there are(examples) - Be able to talk about it and come up with solutions - Communication training as main condition for solving work problems 15
  16. 16. Instrument 2: Empowerment and self-managementModule 4: Self-management trainingTarget group: Young people with Spina bifida and HydrocephalusFormat: Training course; a rubric on the project websiteObjectives: - To encourage self-management and solving one‘s own problemsContents: - Tips for efficient learning(examples) - Help against lack of concentration - Self-confident behavior - Dealing with stress - Time management - Highlighting personal hygiene 16
  17. 17. Instrument 3: Information for professionals in the field of vocational guidance, job placement and monitoring of youths with Spina bifida and HydrocephalusTarget groups: Rehabilitation consultants, employment consultants, integration managers, job coachesFormat: Seminar for professionalsObjectives: - To open minds - To improve the vocational training and employment situation - To individually consult people with SBH - To attempt to respect and realize students‘ career aspirationsContents: - Basic information about the disabilities - Sensitizing of Empowerment - Analysis of educational and vocational biographies 17
  18. 18. Instrument 4: Information, advice and tips for employersTarget group: Employers, staff membersFormat: Information events; a rubric on the project website; individual meetingsObjectives: - Disability awareness - Improvement of the chances of integration on the labour marketContents: - General information on the disabilities(examples) - Disability awareness training - Reasons to employ someone with SBH - Benefits to employers - Factors to consider 18
  19. 19. Instrument 7: Peer Support TrainingTarget group: People with SBHFormat: - Training course - Individual meetingsObjectives: - Help to help oneself - Exchange of experiencesContents: Module: The competence of peer support - Deeper understanding of one‘s own disability - Recognize the role of peer support - Recongnize the boundaries of confidentiality - Application of various methods of support - Information on social services and referral to other specialized centres - Dealing with difficulties and problems that arise from peer support 19
  20. 20. Lena Rudolph , Germany, member of ASBH board and project team“The exchange on aEuropean level is for meparticularly exciting andinspiring“. 20
  21. 21. Marcel Hoiting, The Netherlandsinvolved in the project as an „expert on own affairs“ „The project encouraged me to go my own way independently and to stand up for others“. 21
  22. 22. Thank you for your attentionwww.we-empower-us.eu

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