Streetwork In Chat

Who Will Catch You When You Fall Through The „Net“?

2,000 Euro Prize

winner 50200
Year:
2019
Country / Region:
throughout Czech Republic
Sector:
Civil Society/Social Economy
Fields of action:
Family / Youth welfare
Violence prevention / Help for victims
Psychosocial impairments
Age of the target group:
19 - 25 years = young adults
12 - 18 years = youths
0 - 11 years = children
Gender of the target group:
all genders
Project owner:
Diakonie ČCE-středisko Západní Čechy
Responsible person:
Egermaierová Václava
Website:

What is it about?

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.

Appreciation of the 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.