Workshops and Support Groups

When a child is diagnosed with a disability, the family goes through a rollercoaster of emotions. Families may also experience a sense of helplessness and lack of courage. Even though the needs of each family are individual, some queries and emotions are common amongst families who have a child with disability. Thus Aġenzija Sapport launched Workshops and Support groups to support these families.

Workshops and Support Groups meetings are held on a monthly basis. A schedule with dates, times and topics to be discussed is communicated to all participants.

Aims: The aim of such 2-hour workshops are for Social Workers to discuss the pre-planned topics of interest to the parents, followed by an open discussion as a support group in the second hour.

Who can apply: Parents, grandparents, carers or curators of children with disability who are under the age of 18. Those interested in attending do not necessarily need to be followed by a Social Worker from Sapport.

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Topics:
 
Topics discussed during these workshops are based on suggestions from parents of children with disabilty themselves. Professional staff and experts in the respective areas facilitate these sessions.
 
  • ​​Introduction to Aġenzija Sapport
  • Dealing with the diagnosis
  • Siblings of children with disability
  • Inclusion, advocacy and client self-determination
  • Self-Care and Respite
  • Educational system
  • Overprotectiveness
  • Letting go, friendships and socialisation
  • Sexuality
  • Sex education and people with disability
  • Disciplining a child with a disability
  • Parenting a child with a disability
  • Preparing children with a disability for employment
  • ​Way forward and future planning
  

During these sessions, there is the possibility of child minding, according to the need. Child minding is done by qualified child carers. A certificate of attendance is given to participants who attend the majority of the sessions.

 
How to apply: (Date of next intake to be advised)

Fill in and submit the application online:

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Download application: 

Application must then be sent to:                                         
Aġenzija  Sapport
Social Work Services
Triq Patri Gwann Azzopardi
Santa Venera SVR 1614  ​​