Youth care centre Malči Belič Ljubljana

Youth care centre Malči Belič Ljubljana(1929)


  • Home for Youngsters is a Slovenian non-profit Centre in the domain of the Ministry of School, Science and Sport
  • The Centre educates children and youngsters with emotional and behavioural problems, as well as those with learning disabilities (children with special needs)
  • Institution offers and assures complete care, 24 hours per day, throughout the year, for its inhabitants

YOUNGSTERS ADMITTED IN OUR THREATMENT ARE:

  • Socially and development threatened
  • Mostly emotionally handicapped
  • Educationally neglected
  • They have specifical learning problems, low motivation, great deficits and they are restless
  • They have a low self-image, minimal expectations, wishes and aims, bad opinion of adults and authorities and bad experience with them

THE MOST FREQUENT REASONS FOR THEIR ACCOMODATION

  • Educational weakness and parental incapacity to provide for their children
  • Destructive family or partnership relations
  • Children´s educational carelessness
  • Alcohol abuse among members of the families
  • Sexual abuse (or suspicions of such an offense)
  • Running away from home
  • Learning difficulties, bad working habits

THE MOST FREQUENT REASONS FOR THEIR ACCOMODATION (more)

  • Housing problems
  • Materially threatened families
  • Neglecting fostering relations
  • Children´s manners problems
  • Others (ilness or sudden death one of the parents or guardians; parents are leaving abroad, perhaps they are going to prison, they are hospitalised, etc.)

ABOUT THE CENTRE

  • Centre provides shelter for both sexes, aged between 6-17, which are included in primary (or secundary) schools
  • The Centre is a composition of a three wings building, there are two educational groups (families) in each wing
  • We have six groups with 10 inhabitants altogether
  • Capacity of the Centre is 60 inhabitants maximum

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Youngsters come from all over the state, exclusively with decision of the Centre for social work
  • Inhabitants  must express their free will to come into Centre (define the goals of their accomodation)
  • Their duty (our expectations) is considered the house rules, attending the school and school´s  obligations

MAIN TARGETS OF OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES

  • Integration (inclusion) of our inhabitants in all common regular activities at the levels of normal life, successfully as they can

CONSIDER THESE OBJECTIVES

  • Social welfare and health objectives (prevention)
  • Educational learning objectives (provision of school performance and overall education)
  • Compenstation objectives (replacement late into child´s  development)
  • Personally and socially integrative focus (modify/elimination unacceptable social behavior, attitudes, habits, relations; develop a sense of self-worth, raise self – esteem )

EDUACTIONAL GROUP/FAMILY

  • Residental group, includes children and youngsters aged between 6-17
  • 10 members maximum, 6 educational groups at the Centre
  • Open social unit, which receives new members, when the individuals leaves the institute
  • Admissions (dismissals) take  place all over the year
  • Educational group based on a family model, lead by parent educator

GROUP CHARACTERISTICS

  • Groups are heterogeneous with regard to gender, age, complexity, interests, abilities
  • Each group led two parental educators (tutors) which representing a character´s mother and father in the family
  • Group is completely autonomous unit; children and their tutors together planned and carried out daily (weekly) residential activities

EDUCATOR

  • Is a completly expertize person, professional pedagogue in the relationships versus children, their parents and other subjects
  • He is responsible for each member of his group
  • Takes care for children´s healthy life and safety
  • Cooperate in the learning process, keep contacts with schools
  • Menthor, group/family leader, animator, motivator, performer all activities in free time
  • Teacher and adviser for youngsters by daily activities, solving problems
  • By his professional work he is totally indenpendent, for consequences his decisions is responsible to the principal

OTHER PROFESSIONALS

  • Educational institutes employs other professionals like social workers, psychologs, somewhere nurse or medical staff
  • External experts are mostly specialists (doctors, pediatricians, psychiatrist, defectologists, speech therapists…)
  • Important educational factors are also school teachers, children´s relatives, their friends, and all other members of society in which are our inhabitants involved

Strenghts and weaknesses of the family model of education

  • Younger children learn from older
  • Precise division of roles between group members
  • Organisation of team  work
  • Structured leisure activities
  • Opportunity to learn about the diversity of relationships  between sexes, parental roles, members in the group
  • Needs of the elderly are different than needs of the younger children
  • Friction and conflicts between them
  • Oldest are often non active by group activities
  • House rules is adapted to younger resistants

FREE TIME ACTIVITIES MOST IMPORTANT PROJECTS

FREE TIME ACTIVITIES

  • Organised in (out) the Centre
  • football
  • basketball
  • chess
  • swimming
  • judo
  • aikido
  • dancing
  • joga meditation
  • music workshops
  • arts
  • puppets
  • scouts
  • firemans
  • religion
  • others

PROJECTS

  • weekend programmes
  • sailing/ peacefull fleet “calm sea”
  • all over year project “sun into the heart”
  • skiing among the winter holidays
  • project “with heart to heart”
  • excursions
  • weekend on the st.nicklas  day
  • “ex tempore” višnja gora
  • 10  days at the sea during summer
  • 7 days  in lastovo (lighthouse)
  • vacations  on ranch kaja&grom
  • weekend at the touristic farm
  • arts workshops at  stavča vas
  • by foot from  ljubljana to triglav
  • trip from  ljubljana to maribor
  • fall trip  sarajevo
  • excursion at the end of school year
  • week at the balaton lake
  • christmas hollidays in banja luka
MOST IMPORTANT PROJECTS
International exchange
  • Culture festival CSIPERO – Hungary/Kecskemet
  • European Sport Championship for youngsters from Youth Care Centres from Eastern Europe – Hungary /Kecskemet
  • International exchange project for institutes from Ex Yugoslavia  (Banja Luka, Bijela)

Strenghts and weaknesses of the family model of education

  • Home for Youngsters and institutional education are part of the system, which are represent many of facts (family, social care institutes, societies, clubs) of society and  our environment
  • Through the look of the child, Home  is very important life space
  • Home is represent whole process where individuals can get more experiences for their further living, on their social, emotional, behavioural level
  • We  take care for good educated professionals and other employees, for quality organization of our work, all kind of activities for  our childrens goods
  • We believe that our inhabitants could choose for themselves all what they need in the frame of safety, structural, warm and encourage communiuty, which we can offer them

Kontaktirajte nas

Mencingerjeva 65, 1000 LJUBLJANA
+386 01 283 31 96 / 059 695 410