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PROVIDUS' research reflecting project results on innovative working methods for reducing risks provoked by antisocial behaviour in children.
The aim of this research is to provide the reader with evidence-based and concentrated information on effective and practice-evaluated inclusive early prevention methods for work with pre-school and primary school children and their parents (families) to reduce risks provoked by antisocial behaviour in children at pre-school and primary school age.
This research provides analysis of the data acquired in the pilot project monitoring and statistical data on preventive work in Latvia in general.
The target group included 48 children at social exclusion risk and their families. In fact, more than 200 people were involved in the project activities including in the project indirect target group also such categories as:
• other relatives of the project families – sisters, brothers, grandparents;
• municipal social work practitioners, educators, heads of educational institutions;
• NGOs involved in the project, and other interested members of the community.
The project was carried out involving specialists from several EU countries: piloting of this innovative work took place in Latvia – Kuldīga, Saldus and Cēsis, whereas the foreign experience was gained in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway and Belgium.