COMWORK TOOLBOX 8 boxes with tools and ideas to support your project

BOX 1 – DIAGNOSTIC  | WHAT´S THE REAL SITUATION?

If you want to know the real situation of young people in your territory, especially those who are in a precarious and extreme vulnerable social situation, then you can use some Comwork tools as guidelines for interviews and focus groups meetings.

BOX 2 – CHALLENGES| WHAT´S YOUR THEORICAL APPROACH AND WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FOR ACTION?

After you have collected information and organized your data you must define a framework that contains your vision of the intervention as a whole, underlining the critical points and the related challenges.

BOX 3 – BENEFICIARIES | YOU WANT TO HEAR THE VOICE OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEET SITUATION

Their opinions and proposals are crucial for the design of solutions, programs, initiatives. You need to hear the voice of those who will be the beneficiaries and participants in the actions.

BOX 4 – PROFESSIONALS | THEY ARE WORKING ON THE GROUND AND HAVE A STRONG SENSIBILITY FOR ADAPTED APPROACHES TO SPECIFIC TARGETS

This principle comes together with the one of building a solution with the incomes of potential future users. In this case, the topic of participation is even more imperative, since this is a very demanding social development area based only in a few experiments, requiring a permanent learning attitude that refuses any predetermined thinking. 

BOX 5 – MODEL | A SPECIFIC APPROACH REQUIRES A SPECIFIC MODEL OF TRAINING

To design an appropriate training model it´s essential to know in depth the problems that will be faced and the peculiar conditions of the future performance of operators who will be trained. The model structure vives the minimum conditions of effectiveness and efficiency to the training process, but its application will always be case by case.

BOX 6 – LEARNING UNIT | TRAINING ACTIONS FOCUSED ON THE KEY COMPETENCES OF SOCIAL WORKERS

A training program for professionals must consider the experiences of the participants in their everyday action. In the training area proposed in this Learning Unit, these practices are coherent with the concept of competence to structure the entire training dynamics and the andragogic process. The solution developed here gives guidelines to future experiments – pilot training and stays opened to further adjustments of the themes and the proposed methods.

BOX 7 – TRAINING TOOLS | A LOT OF TOOLS TO SUPPORT THE ACTION OF TRAINERS

A training methodology has only success if it´s  implemented with the use of techniques and tools that are mobilized in a proper timing and adapted to the starting points and the objectives of participants in training. In this case, Comwork presents a very large number of training tools that can be used by trainers with creativity and full adaptation to the context.

BOX 8 – COMMUNICATION | WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNICATION TOOLS

It is hard to imagine modern training without a strong component of communication: in the dissemination of courses, the organization of training initiatives and even during the interactive process between students, teachers, and community. For social workers, the mobilization of a wide range of communication tools will certainly facilitate their participation and provide the basis for a more qualified intervention as a whole.