P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region
4.1. More people benefiting from stronger Central Baltic communities
Southern Finland - Estonia
01.11.2017 - 30.06.2019
ENDED. The DSB project deals with Deviant Sexual Behaviour (DSB) which is a problem for roughly 10% of the population, and half of those people pose a societal threat which needs to be fought. Modern approach to this challenge is to apply curative-punitive measures and ensure the social inclusion and participation in the labour market of people with DSB as widely as possible. Also, the existing services for people with DSB have to be improved.
The main objectives of the project are to improve knowledge, exchange good practices and enhance the capacity of professionals working with persons with DSB to detect, intervene and handle relevant cases professionally. Furthermore, to enhance the possibilities for DSB to receive adequate counselling that will increase their social inclusion and enhance their possibilities to participate in the labour market.
The following activities will be carried out; comparative analysis of DSB counselling needs; development and implementation of training and networking seminars; piloting of counselling for DSBs and their close ones. Through creating sufficient counselling services, DSB are encouraged to participate in the society and working life despite their illness.
DSB strenghtened social inclusion of people with deviant sexual behaviour
The main objective of the project was to strengthen social inclusion of people with deviant sexual behaviour (DSB).
During the implementation, the project offered counselling services both for people with deviant sexual behaviour and their closed ones. Altogether 873 people got counselling whether though online or phone call services which were provided by partner organisations.
Project also organised training for professionals who are working with people with DSB. Totally, 292 professionals with different backgrounds (social and youth workers, psychiatrists, psychologist, police and probation workers, child protection specialists, sexual health counsellors etc.) participated in the trainings. Trainings focused on how to provide adequate and relevant counselling to DSB. Training themes included for example topics like sexuality in general, different types of DSB, main associated problems and common intervention, as well as therapy methods; how to detect possible DSB among clients and how to approach the person; how to establish trusting relationship with DSB etc.
Amongst the other activities, the project also implemented a media campaign to raise knowledge about DSB. The campaign´s main purpose was to inform the target group about counselling services and channels where they can get help and advice.
Through these activities, the project aimed on decreasing of social exclusion of DSB and increasing the inclusion of DSB into the labour market.
- The project offered counselling services both for people with deviant sexual behaviour and their closed ones.
- Altogether 873 people got counselling whether though online or phone call services which were provided by partner organisations.
- Project also organised training for professionals who are working with people with DSB.