The Spanish GEAR against IPV Package was developed in 2015 on the basis of the revised edition of the Master GEAR against IPV Package. The Spanish Package was initially developed in Catalan and then it was also developed in Spanish.
Provides information about the project, its material and activities and describes its dissemination actions carried out by Plataforma unitària contra les violències de gènere, namely the responsible organization for the intervention’s implementation in Spain, 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 Spanish Booklet II (either in Catalan or in Spanish), please complete the order form here; Your request will be reviewed and Plataforma unitària contra les violències de gènere 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 Spain, What is Intimate Partner Violence, How to React in Suspected/Disclosed Child Abuse and Neglect & IPV] .
> The Spanish 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 Spanish Booklet IV is available here for full text free donwloading.
The Spanish GEAR against IPV Booklets II, III & IV are available here for downloading.
Some of the general comments provided by experts who evaluated the “GEAR against IPV” Package for Spain are quoted below:
I am impressed with the extension, the richness and usefulness of this material.
It is an accurate work of compilation and selection to reach the goal of GBV prevention in adolescence
Even we have many materials available to implement GBV prevention activities at schools I have never seen such a complete material. It is really designed for teachers and can help them to recover their active role as educators.
Huge work of bringing together the activities and methodology that works and comes from the best practices around Europe and the world. I am looking forward to see the last version printed and distributed in the secondary schools of Catalonia
There are some aspects that can be improved for cultural adaptation in Catalonia but it is a high quality material that I am sure it will be strong tool for preventing IPV, DV and SV in adolescence