The transformation of the Special educational complex into Resource Center

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Implemented Projects

About This Project

Location: Yerevan, RA

Overall objective: To promote the Rights of children with behavioral and social problems by reducing the number of children attending the Special educational complex

Specific objectives:

  • To contribute to the improvement of current situation of children with behavioral and social problems by working out and putting in place the transformation plan of the “The Special Educational Complex” into the “Resource Center”
  • To foster the integration of children at risk in their native societies and public schools by working out the methodology of preventive actions and the tailor-made assistance

The Activities of the project:

  • Already elaborated manual ″What the teachers need to know about the unwanted behavior″ was submitted for the approval of the RA Government for using as a training manual for the teachers of the public schools
  • Simultaneously a survey was conducted concerning the children with behavioral and social problems (region of origin, the schools they attended for the academic year 2016-2018, their age, sex, story, family causes)
  • Also a survey on the number of children who returned back to school from the Special Educational Complex for the academic year 2016-2018 was conducted
  • The approved manual into training modules by inviting the specialist who has elaborated the manual was divided
  • Trainings for the responsible persons of the educational department from the schools which are concerned with the anti-social behavior of children by involving psychologist and the social worker were organized
  • New charter and financial procedure for the Resource Center by involving a lawyer and a financial specialist were developed
  • Public discussions on the developed new charter were organized
  • The elaborated charter for the approval of the RA Government was submitted

As a result of the project

  • The Resource Center already has an exemplary new charter and financial procedure
  • The accurate data on the number of children who returned back to school from the Special Educational Complex during the academic year 2016-2018 has been achieved within the project
  • Responsibles of the educational department are more ready to respond to the problems of anti-social behavior of children
  • The Resource Center already has a professional psychologist and a social worker
    The project was funded by the St. Sarkis Charitable Foundation.
    End date: March 2020