PROCHILD Project – Winter School – University of Bologna


One of the main goals of the PROCHILD project is to provide professionals working directly with abused and maltreated minors in Child Protection and Support services, with competences and tools to improve their activity and foster collaboration with other CPS services, in the best interest of children.

To this end, the PROCHILD project envisaged several activities, including trainings addressed to professionals from social, educational and health sectors, but also to lawyers, judicial authorities and policy makers.

With this respect, the University of Bologna is organising a virtual Winter School for professionals and students, intended as a specific multi-professional training on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of child maltreatment, domestic and gender-based violence. The School foresees different modules that will allow learners to deepen the clinical, psychological, social and legal aspects of the pathways related to cases of maltreatment and abuse.

The training will also allow a contextualisation of the best practices and procedures spread at the European level, thanks to the presentation of the PROCHILD project and the participation of international speakers, including PROCHILD partners.

Event Information

Duration: 10 days – 60 hours in total (50 hours of online lectures and 10 hours of e-learning lessons)

N. of participants: min 20 – max 120

Language: Italian + English lessons from international lecturers

Credits: 6 CFU

The Learning Modules

Maltreatment and abuse of minors: introduction to the topic, types of maltreatment and diagnostic tests – Lecturers: Marcello Lanari, Duccio Maria Cordelli, Renato Seracchioli;

Domestic violence, violence in pregnancy, post-partum violence – Lecturers: Gianluigi Pilu, Giacomo Faldella, Giuliana Simonazzi;

The path of the minor from access to the A&E to the activation of the multidisciplinary network – Lecturers: Susi Pelotti, Monia Gennari, Alessandra De Palma;

Legal protection of minors – Professors: Carla Faralli;

Short- and long-term effects of maltreatment on the psyche of the minor – Lecturers: Ilaria Tarricone, Elena Trombini;

Prevention strategies – Lecturers: Giacomo Faldella, Chiara Elefante.

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The Winter School is financed under the PROCHILD Project (GA810109), funded by the European Commission within the Right, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC).