In the beginning of February 2021, the HAO team organised, the workshop “EMOTIONS … IN THE MIRROR” at the headquarters of the Services Center for Supported Employment from Constanța. The event was dedicated to the parents of young adults with disabilities who are members of the support group created by us within the project “Labour market Employment for young Adults with a Disability”- LEAD.
Parents attended this workshop alongside representatives of the “Rainbow of Knowledge” Association from Medgidia, an organization that provides counselling and support services for children and parents.
The special guest of the event was the psychotherapist and clinical psychologist Marcela Arsene. Participants were introduced to and practiced the most effective techniques in order to recognise, understand and manage negative emotions, in an interactive and funny way.
The meeting was facilitated by Alina Dobrescu, psychologist, and trainer at HAO Romania, to provide useful information to parents of young adults with disabilities, so that they can explore and find the best solutions to the difficulties they face every day. The event, also offered emotional support, helped them interact with other parents in similar situations and contributed to the development of a sense of belonging to the support group created within the LEAD project.