The Polish team gave lectures about the myths surrounding love and sexuality in teen dating relationships as those topics are still not very popular among the professionals working with young people. During the lecture, they talked about the Lights4Violence project as action preparing young people to improve the quality of life and relationships. The Lights4Violence project provided the great opportunity to put those topics on the agenda.
The International Meeting on "Educational intervention to prevent dating violence among adolescents" has just started in Alicante (October 23 and 24th). The preliminary results will be shown and, this time, another professionals of the area has come to share their projects and their results. It will be a wonderful experience!
In Poland, the final shortfilms exhibition took place on September 11, 2019 (later than in other countries because of the spring massive strike by teachers). The ceremony was a positive experience for all parties involved, as students, teachers and parents started the new school year united and aware about sensitiveness of the project topics (especially in such a difficult time for Polish education).
The Romanian team participated in the 11th National Conference with International Participation of the Romanian Society of Pathophysiology that took place on September 5-6, in Tg. Mures, Romania. The team from UMF Iasi presented the preliminary results about ”The effect of assertiveness training on the self-esteem, violence and stress response in adolescents”. In the framework of the European project, Lights camera and action: against dating violence, students were trained in 10 sessions (50 minutes each) through practical activities and in 5 other sessions do video-capsules.
XXXVII Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE) and the XIV Congress of the Portuguese Association of Epidemiology (APE) and XVIII Congress of the Spanish Society for Public Health and Administration (SESPAS) were held from 4th to 6th September in Oviedo (Spain). ISCII and Alicante team presented five communications and posters about the preliminary results of the baseline data and process indicators of Lights4violence project.
The Portuguese team of Lights4Violence presented an oral communication entitled "Lights4Violence: Positive Youth Development and Dating Violence Prevention", on the II International CIEG Congress helded in the University of Lisbon last 24, 25 and 26 of July.
Las Francescas working with the project deliverables: teaching guide, intervention report, shortfilms subtitles, and everything else.
The LUMSA team wishes you all, followers, happy summer holidays! See you in a couple of weeks with new tasks, towards the final meeting in Alicante (October 2019)
The UK team have held the final film festival with the students at Ysgol Bro Edern in Cardiff. These are the youngest students participating in the project – they created their own films, including all the camera work, sound, subtitling, and editing. The students shared with their parents what they had learned through participating on the project.