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[Estonia] Estonian CARe trainers and peer supporters

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

[Tartu, Estonia] Estonian CARe trainers and peer supporters met in TARTU.

We met at the Tartu University Institute of Social Studies on a warm and beautiful summer day at the end of August with the aim to inspire and enhance our CARe trainers’ community. During the meeting we shared our successes and challenges. At the same time, we discussed our forthcoming CARe trainings and activities in 2019-2020.

Over the last 14 years, the CARe Methodology Trainings have been organized by the Estonian Psychosocial Rehabilitation Society and also by University of Tartu. More than 400 specialists from different fields have participated and hopefully implemented CARe principles in their everyday work. For example, in 2019, 60 rehabilitation specialists had a 5-days training organized by Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center.

In 2017-2018 the training was organized by Tartu University for secure school’s teachers, special pedagogues and support workers. Also, open group trainings have been organized during 2016-2018.

In 2019-2020, 10 CARe methodology training groups will be organized for the case managers of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund. Even more – CARe principles will be integrated step-by-step into case managers' everyday practice!

In addition to larger training projects, CARe training will be provided to teams and service providers as in-house training (e-g., local municipalities, rehabilitation- or special care providers, day care centers, etc). Lots of participants got inspiration and started to recognize their clients' valuable life experiences, strengths and new opportunities, and got support for the teamwork.

CARe methodology trainers and peer supporters with lived experience who participated at the meeting: Anita Kurvits, Triin Vana, Külli Mäe, Karin Hanga, Inge Vallandi, Anna Toots, Riina-Järve Tammiste, Dagmar Narusson and Aster Tooma.

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