The Croatian GEAR against IPV Package was originally developed in 2010 and in 2015 it was revised and updated.
Provides information about the project, its material and activities and describes its dissemination actions carried out by the Center for Education, Counselling and Research (CESI), namely the responsible organization for the intervention’s implementation in Croatia, as well as possible ways of lobbying towards the incorporation of the GEAR against IPV Workshop in secondary schools’ curriculum.
Provides, in three separate sections, all of the necessary step-by-step instructions for the organization, implementation and evaluation of Seminars; its aim is to achieve an, as much as possible, uniform and effective training of teachers who intend to implement the GEAR against IPV Workshops with secondary school students in our country.
Separate parts of the seminar focus on teachers’ sensitization and training on: a) gender equality issues and gender stereotypical attitudes, as well as how these are related to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), b) how to handle cases of abuse (IPV or child abuse and neglect) and c) the methodology of organizing, conducting, monitoring and evaluating the GEAR against IPV Workshops in their classrooms.
Section Β includes tables that were specifically created with the aim to link each part of the Seminar with the respective supportive material of Booklets ΙΙΙ (Teacher’s Manual) and IV (Students’ Activities Book). Lastly, Booklet ΙΙ concludes with Annexes providing useful tools for the organization and evaluation of the Seminar.
> In order to receive the Revised Croatian Booklet II, please complete the order form here; Your request will be reviewed and CESI will contact you in order to request more information (if necessary) and to provide you with Booklet II.
Provides all of the information and material teachers are needed for the organization, step-by-step implementation, documentation and evaluation of the workshops in the classroom. The largest part of the Manual consists of a series of 45 experiential activities that are structured in three modules:
- Gender Stereotypes and Gender Equality
- Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
- Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
In order to facilitate the teacher, the activities are presented with the same structure: short introduction, learning objectives, duration, material and preparation, suggested step-by-step process, expected outcome and teacher’s tips. The “Material and Preparation” section refers to the material included in Booklet IV that is necessary for each activity’s implementation.
In Annexes, the workshops’ evaluation tools are included, as well as useful theoretical and practical information concerning the specific issues addressed in each module of the Manual, in order for the teacher –before proceeding with the implementation- to have the opportunity to be properly informed on issues that probably s/he is not sufficiently aware of [e.g. Gender (In)Equality in Croatia, What is Intimate Partner Violence, How to React in Suspected/Disclosed Child Abuse and Neglect & IPV] .
> The Revised Croatian Booklet III is available here for full text free donwloading.
Includes, in a ready-to-use format, all of the material (Worksheets and Handouts) necessary for the implementation of each activity described in Booklet ΙΙΙ. This Booklet has been structured in such a way that facilitates the implementer in locating and reproducing the respective material for each activity. Parts of the material can be used in the classroom, while there is also available material that can be given as homework to the students who participate in the workshops. Lastly, it includes informational and self-assessment material that can be distributed to adolescents for their own use, either at present or in the future.
> The Revised Croatian Booklet IV is available here for full text free donwloading.
Some of the comments provided by teachers who have evaluated the Croatian “GEAR against IPV” Package are quoted below:
"This kind of educational material is of utmost importance because of the low level of awareness among youth about intimate partner violence"
“I've noticed that activities are very well designed, interesting and educational"
"We need to prepare young people for their future relationships and this educational material can help!"
“Educational material deals with important issue for our society and our youth and I'm pleased to see that so much effort is invested in the preparation"
"Booklets are very useful and helpful in implementing workshops in schools"
"For a teacher who is conducting a workshop it' s clear what has to be done in each moment"
"Congratulations on the great booklets!"