Emantik, a service for the detection and care of child and adolescent discomfort

Emantik, a service for the detection and care of child and adolescent discomfort

Andoain Town Hall

Programme for the early detection and care of situations of vulnerability, discomfort or violence towards children and adolescents.

Emantik is based on an application (Kanjo) that systematically records the emotional state of the pupils of the three schools that have implemented the programme (Aita Larramendi Ikastola, La Salle-Berrozpe Ikastetxea and Ondarreta Ikastetxea) through a tablet and an algorithm that subsequently analyses the emotional patterns in order to detect cases of risk early on. The main function and objective of the programme is to help children and adolescents to learn emotional management, as well as to prevent cases of risk and vulnerability, or a possible situation of violence or suffering of the child or adolescent.

It is a system whereby three times a day (when arriving to school, after playground time and at the end of the school day) children and adolescents have to indicate in the tablet the emotion that best reflects their mood from among calm, contentment, anger, fear, disgust and sadness. In this way, boys and girls learn to identify their emotions, and on the other hand, the analysis of the data makes it possible to detect their emotional states as well as their evolution, in order to prevent situations of isolation, bullying, or other types of situations of discomfort or vulnerability.

The Kanjo system does not have access to the personal data of the boys and girls at any stage of the process, and only the schools have the capacity to link the anonymised IDs of the algorithm with the data of their pupils.

Emantik

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Nou sistema públic de cures de la ciutat de Barcelona que pretén aconseguir un model d’atenció sociosanitari més reduït i proper a les persones usuàries.
Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.

P.I.P.P.I., intensive care programme for vulnerable families with young children

P.I.P.P.I., intensive care programme for vulnerable families with young children

Laboratory for Research and Intervention in Family Education of the University of Padova, Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

Girls playing.

Intensive and multidisciplinary intervention programme in vulnerable families to reduce the risk of children being removed from their nuclear family, articulating a set of combined actions in relation to children’s needs: intensive home care, group activities with other parents, accompaniment by volunteer families, and joint work with teachers and social workers from schools and social services.

In line with the aim of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to develop measures to ensure the best interests of the child, the Italian Ministry of Social Welfare, in partnership with the University of Padua, designed and implemented from 2011 this intensive care programme for vulnerable families called the Intervention Programme for the Prevention of Institutionalization. Its abbreviation, P.I.P.P.P.I. is at the same time inspired by the fictional character Pippi Långstrump, a creative and surprisingly resilient girl known all over the world.

As its name suggests, P.I.P.P.P.I. aims to prevent out-of-home care and respond to problems related to child neglect, taking into account the right of all children to quality care. When parental neglect is involved, and there is a subsequent removal of the child, the removal itself expropriates the competence of the parents. This practice does not seem to be the most desirable intervention, so P.I.P.P.Y. experiences a social response that attempts to put the developmental needs of children first.

P.I.P.P.P.Y. represents a co-ordinated and co-operative work between different institutions, professions and disciplines of social services, psychology and pedagogy to act together in order to achieve a reduction in the number of children removed from their families. At the same time, P.I.P.P.P.I. has developed its own tool for the assessment and evaluation of cases based on models from Scotland and Quebec.

P.I.P.P.P.Y. is now widespread throughout Italy, and several academic studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this intervention model. The evaluation report of the seventh edition of the programme 2018-2020 provides evidence of the bonus results achieved.

Centro Nazionale di documentazione e analisi per l'infanzia e l'adolescenza

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Nou sistema públic de cures de la ciutat de Barcelona que pretén aconseguir un model d’atenció sociosanitari més reduït i proper a les persones usuàries.
Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.

TippyTalk, a solution for people with a verbal disability to communicate

TippyTalk, a solution for people with a verbal disability to communicate

TippyTalk

Kids using TippyTalk on a tablet. Picture taken from TippyTalk website.

Application that allows people with nonverbal autism to express themselves through images representing elements of everyday life. By choosing different icons, they can decide who they want to talk with – their mother or father, for example – and tell them what they need, how they feel or what draws their attention. Parents, or the caregiver, receive a text message that allows them to understand what the person with autism cannot explain by words.

The person who takes care of someone with autism can download the app from the App Store or Play Store, and create several items that will be chosen by the person who uses it. These can be your own photos, drawings or any image, and anyone doing this will also be able to write the text that you will receive via SMS according to the selected items. For example, when a fridge is pressed, it means that the person is hungry. In addition, you can also typeset a sound or a word that sounds each time an item is selected.

Currently, the application is only available in English, although you can change settings to put the words in any language. In terms of subscription, TippyTalk is a paid application, but they offer 14 days of free trial.

TippyTalk

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

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Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.

La Webteca Inclusiva, a digital bank of educational resources for inclusion

La Webteca Inclusiva, a digital bank of educational resources for inclusion

Down Catalunya

Foto: Down Catalunya

Digital bank of pedagogical resources for the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities, aimed at teachers, families, social entities, etc. It includes learning materials, activities to put into practice in the classroom, articles of interest, games and dynamics in the field of leisure and entertainment.

The resources offered have previously been valued and selected by professionals, and users can both download materials and propose materials that they themselves have developed and that may be useful to other professionals of education and care for people with disabilities intellectual.

La Webteca Inclusiva

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Nou sistema públic de cures de la ciutat de Barcelona que pretén aconseguir un model d’atenció sociosanitari més reduït i proper a les persones usuàries.
Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.

ELPIDA, a learning community to improve the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities

ELPIDA, a learning community to improve the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities

Foundation of Research and Technology, Greece

Foto: ELPIDA Project

Open e-learning platform to provide the necessary knowledge and skills on how better to support the needs of children of all ages with intellectual disabilities. It contains six interactive educational modules providing more training, awareness raising and/or attitude change on key areas that have been identified with the active engagement of family members of PWID. These topics / areas are: Human rights, Communication, Ageing, Stress management, Transition to adulthood, and Sexual health.

The main objective of ELPIDA project is to improve the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities by empowering family members and especially parents. Project partners believe that knowledge to be gained by parents of persons with intellectual disability through this educational platform will have a positive impact their children and will contribute to a better transition to adulthood, social inclusion, and better quality of life in general.

Also the project aims to create a large community of well informed and adequately equipped participants who will feel competent to support the needs of their family member with intellectual disabilities.

ELPIDA

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Nou sistema públic de cures de la ciutat de Barcelona que pretén aconseguir un model d’atenció sociosanitari més reduït i proper a les persones usuàries.
Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.

AFTS, An algorithm for risk of children neglect or abuse

AFTS, An algorithm for risk of children neglect or abuse

Department of Human Services (DHS) Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Photo: DHS Allegheny County

A Big Data System that provides social services professionals with an objective assessment of the situations of risk of child helplessness and helps them in the detection of cases and in the decision process of activation of the protocols for social intervention.

The Allegheny Family Screening Tool (AFST) is a tool based on specially designed algorithms that analyzes a large number of data from different sources of information. When social services receive information about a possible situation of helplessness or mistreatment, the algorithm calculates the risk index of the case by analyzing more than a hundred parameters such as criminal history, drug use, mental illness or History of child abuse of parents, guardians or people who live in the child’s home

The algorithm provides great accuracy in case detection and as a recent article in the New York Times concluded, “the Allegheny experience suggests that its screening tool is less bad at weighing biases than human screeners have been”.

Allegheny County

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Nou sistema públic de cures de la ciutat de Barcelona que pretén aconseguir un model d’atenció sociosanitari més reduït i proper a les persones usuàries.
Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.

La Mosqueta, web page with multimedia activities for children with disabilities

La Mosqueta, web page with multimedia activities for children with disabilities

El Maresme Foundation, L’Arboç School

Foto: La Mosqueta

Learning web page for children 0-4 years with motor, sensory, cognitive and emotional disabilities or with serious behavioral, social or cultural disorders. The web page offers a broad catalog of multimedia activities aimed at developing the motor skills, cognitive and communicative skills of children. Children can access four types of learning activities: cause-effect, basic skills, stories and painting.


The differentiating feature of the web page is the form of access to the activities which allows that people with serious motor or relationship problems are able use all of them.

Children access the computer by Scanning, a simplified form of access to the computer or tablet using two unique buttons, one that is used to do the search and the other to perform the action. These buttons can be the two mouse clicks, the space and enter keys on the keyboard, or switches that emulate them.

La Mosqueta

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Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Vila Veïna, a new public community care system

Nou sistema públic de cures de la ciutat de Barcelona que pretén aconseguir un model d’atenció sociosanitari més reduït i proper a les persones usuàries.
Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation

Social Hotel for drug addicts in a homeless situation.