WP2

2nd partnermeeting in Varna

Needs assessment for in-service training of people working with children and youth with complex and intensive dependency.

In this summary, we find out how professionals involved in support and care of children with CISN, are prepared during their study programmes, what they are missing and how trainings for professionals compensate the possible lack of information, knowledge and skills. Additionally we explore what competences are expected from the professionals involved and if, considering the paradigm shift towards continuous support, quality of life and inclusion, training of these professionals should be based on training specific competences or rather on reflection on a new value system.

Continuous Support Systems and Good Practices towards Inclusion, Activation and Participation of young people with complex and intense support needs (part 1 & 2)

This report explores the systems of continuous support and methods facilitating activity and participation regarding children with complex and intensive support needs due to multiple and severe disabilities. Part I analyzes the existing systems of support in the different partner countries. Part II describesa selection of “examples of good practice” in the various partner countries, combining adequate support as well as initiatives in activation and participation in education and other domains of society, which comply, fully or at least partly, with the principles of “quality of life” as defined by Schalock & Verdugo..

Continuous Support Systems and Good Practices towards Inclusion, Activation and Participation of young people with complex and intense support needs (part 3 & conclusions)

Part III, presents a selection of relevant methodologies in supporting care&education of children withcomplex and intensive support needs

Article: Good Practice towards Inclusion, Activation and Participation of young people with complex and intense support needs

Article based on the report on Continuous Support Systems and Good Practics, to be submitted in a European professional journal . This article reports some research into examples of good practices, where the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability with its emphasis oninclusion, participation, de-institutionalization, fully or partially, has become the source of innovative implementation.We present the process of arriving at criteria of good practice via a Delphi procedure andwe briefly describe some examples of good practice on the way to implementation. Finally we describe how these practices have formed a basis for developing the envisaged training.