Armenian Association of Social Workers is continuing its mission to promote The capacity
of the social service workforce. This time the main topic of training was "Community Social Work".
The main purpose of the training was to extend the knowledge and develop skills of social service professionals on community-based social work.
In his welcoming speech to trainees vice minister of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said: "I am assured that this kind of training is very essential for effective social policy and programs."
Welcoming speeches also were delivered by USAID representative Ani Manukyan, WVA Child Protection Programs Manager Aida Muradyan and Chairperson of Armenian Association of Social Workers Mira Antonyan.
The training was conducted by the Armenian Association of Social Workers in the frame of USAID funded "Community-level access to social services" project implemented by World Vision Armenia.
The knowledge-raising program of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic
of Armenia on the theme "Combating Trafficking in the Student Competition" was launched to raise the awareness of young people about the vulnerability and the awareness of the dangers of human trafficking. Experts of the Armenian Social Workers Association always keep in touch with young people and continue to share their experience and knowledge with them.
Mira Antonyan, Chairwoman of the Armenian Association of Social Workers' Association, and Board-member of the Armenian Social Workers Association Nune Geghamyan delivered a lecture and expert consultation on the topic had speeches about trafficking, victims of trafficking, people exploitation, causes, objectives, and sequencing of actions. Special attention was paid to the themes about misconceptions of trafficking and youth as a risk group for trafficking. During the interactive lectures youth also watched films and had discussions.
At the end of the preparatory stage, the participants were presented as antitrafficking.am and help telephone numbers as an additional information platform.
The launch event and founding assembly of the Interregional coalition dealing with the issues
of children's with disabilities were held on 27th November 2018. Armenian Association of Social Workers as a founding member of the Coalition expressed its support and willingness to contribute to the development of Coalition.
The main purpose of the Coalition is to promote the development of inclusive education in Armenia and to ensure the protection of the rights of children with disabilities by increasing the impact of CSOs on the development and implementation of public policy in this sphere.
Within the framework of the founding assembly, 33 member organizations discussed the main directions and joint action plan of the Coalition.