Streetwork In Chat

2.000 Euro Preis 2019

Land: Tschechien

Region: ganz Tschechien

Sektor: Zivilgesellschaft / Sozialwirtschaft

Handlungsfelder: Familie, Gewaltprävention, Psychosoziale Beeinträchtigungen

Projektträger: Diakonie ČCE-středisko Západní Čechy

Verantwortliche*r: Egermaierová Václava

Worum geht es?

It is a specific form of social work.The counselor enters the virtual environment that is natural to today's young people and actively addresses them through personal messages or public Facebook statuses, provides information, an emotional support, contacts to related services and responds to myths and aggressive behavior.There’s also a FB group "Teenagers' Problems" as a safe space for sharing.

Würdigung der Jury

The outreach social work programme accompanies its target group and thereby uses innovative methods. It picks up the (socially) vulnerable children and adolescents in their new “natural” environment, in the digital social media. The online street workers not only help - just as they do offline - with personal problems, but at the same time actively contribute to a respectful use of the net. Street Work in Chat is furthermore pursuing a goal at the structural level: The relevant ministry should officially recognise outreach online social work as a new form of street work.