Be-Free Program and in cooperation with the Bahrain Union for the disabled, celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by conducting a train the trainer course titled “The Human with Disability…Protection and Character Building” that lasted for three days, and was attended by a group of specialists working with children and teens with disabilities.
The training course covered 3 areas. The first area focused on changing the stereotype of persons with disabilities, while the second area explained the types of abuse that children and teens with disabilities face and the necessary strategies for concerned organizations to protect them from abuse. The third area discussed the role of parents and caregivers in creating a supporting and motivating environment. Moreover the course discussed the training manuals that “Be-Free” offers for trainers, and how to conduct the workshops in the manuals that trains children and teens with disabilities on protection skills, raising self-esteem, and positive thinking skills in a fun and interactive way. The training manuals covers motor disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and mild mental disability.
This training is part of the program “I am Smart, Strong, and Safe Child…Despite my Disability” which is concerned with the protection of children and teens with disability from abuse, and which was launched by “Be-Free” in 2009 under the patronage of the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability.