On 2-3 October 2014 took place in Madrid a National Conference in the framework of the “Together Against Violence” project. The event was held at the headquarters of the ONCE Foundation. The conference aimed to present the results of the Spanish research, conducted by a team of professional from Resilis Foundation, in parallel with the Austrian and Bulgarian teams.
Mrs. Maria Salome Adroher, General Director for Family and Children’s Services of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Donoso, CEO of the ONCE Foundation, gave the official welcome to the attendees, remembering the importance of focusing efforts in the protection of minors. Mr Ricard Calvo, coordinator of FICE-Spain introduced the contents of the Conference.
Afterwards Mr. Gonzalo Musitu, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Valencia and director of the research project on “Violence and School Integration- Application and Evaluation of an Intervention Program in Schools”, gave a keynote speech on the topic.
After the presentation, the research team presented the general objectives of the project. Dr. Daniel Fierro, expert in applied research and education and member of the Spanish research team of the Project Together Against Violence, explained the details of the research, the methodologies used and justified the types of samples among other technical aspects.
The second day of the conference began with the presentation of the recommendations resulting from the research, by Patricia Quilez, professional of Resilis Foundation.
Following the recommendations, a keynote speech was held by Mr. Jorge Fernandez del Valle, Professor in Psychosocial Intervention at the University of Oviedo, in the topic “Focusing the residential care as a therapeutic project”.
The event was closed by Mrs. Maria Dolores Ruiz Navarro, Delegate of the Department of Family, Social Services and Public Participation of the Madrid City Council and Mr. Josep Vidal, National Coordinator of the project Together Against Violence.
For more information on the content of the National Conference, please download the conference program, and presentations from the speakers.