The seminar-training on the program of prevention of violence against children and adolescents "GRIT" held the 28th of June. The seminar was organized by the charity project "Сhildren's Center "Little Island" of "Caritas SPb". The seminar was leading by Svetlana Artemyeva, a head of the board "Civil Initiative", a psychologist from Zlatoust city. The seminar was attended by 20 specialists, psychologists, educators, teachers working in public and private centres and providing support to children and adolescents. The participants highly appreciated Svetlana's professionalism and noted her style of presentation based on the principles of non-violence and dialogue. It was also important that Svetlana shared her experiences, answered questions and generously shared techniques and best practices. A trusting atmosphere that was created by Svetlana in the group, also helped to work on a difficult subject.
Premises in the city centre for a workshop were donated by the Public Organization "Open Space". A huge thanks to the administration for this contribution! We thank colleagues for their fruitful work at the seminar, we wish you a busy summer holiday and are looking forward to cooperation!
Dear readers, today we have old friends of "Caritas St. Petersburg", the grandmasters of the charity organization "Chess Сlub for Disabled Persons" under the direction of master of sports in chess, Antonina Karelina. As always, the tournament is tense and thrilling, and the most importantly - face-to-face, because many chess players communicate with each other on the phone throughout the year and meet in person only once in a year at the shelter. The youngest grandmaster in the tournament is 82 years old, and the oldest is a little over 90!