In Krško, psychotherapeutic counselling for families, couples, children and adolescents or individuals who find themselves in a variety of personal problems related to addiction, relationships, family or workplace, will be established. Psychotherapeutic treatment will also be offered at the premises of the Family Institute Zaupanje in Sevnica.
We have noticed that the current system lacks free psychosocial support services, which could also be used by the professionals of different fields (teachers, health workers, social workers, counsellors at the Employment Service of Slovenia, judges and others) to refer their distressed patients/clients.
In collaboration with partners and the network of governmental and non-governmental organizations, professional initiatives for counselling for involuntary users will also be organized, along with training for general professional public.
With this project we want to improve interconnectivity and competence of professionals working with substance abuse in vulnerable groups. In April, a network of organizations “Posavje for Health” will be established; and any organization whose work is in any way related to alcohol abuse is welcome to join.
The purposes of the network are: cooperation, joint search for new solutions, peer education, information and exchange of good practice. One of the objectives is also to engage various institutions in constructing innovative regional projects for the target groups.
“Street work”, an innovative pilot project involving youth in Posavje, will be implemented. The project is aimed at people aged between 12 and 29 who are, due to various sociological factors, in danger of developing risk behaviors that could compromise their health and adequate psychosocial development.
This is a pilot activity in our environment, and it involves setting up a working structure to train volunteers involved the project, and establishing a series of preventive actions involving young people.
In the context of preventive activities for children and adolescents, short lectures and preventive workshops will be held by various experts in primary and secondary schools in the Posavje region within the activity called “In Posavje We Party Without Alcohol and Drugs”.
This activity will be complemented by a pilot prevention program for children in the lower elementary school grades. Schools and various institutions in the region are warmly welcomed to participate.
Preventive interventions will be offered to the parents at their workplace, and in this way we will incorporate the entire family and, subsequently, achieve the complementarity of activities and project’s goals.