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Consell organises a course on serving alcohol responsibly

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare is inviting active employees of music and dance venues, especially bar staff and managers, to take part in a course it is organising on how to serve alcohol responsibly and reduce associated risks. The course is free and can be taken in two sessions, from 10.00am to 12 noon or from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, in the auditorium of the Consell de Formentera.

The course is one of various actions which build on the Consell de Formentera's campaign 'No t'ofeguis a l'alcohol' [Don't Drown in Alcohol] with collaboration from Fundación Salud y Comunidad, the small and medium-sized business association (Pimef), the Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Federation of Formentera.
The course aims to give participants key tips to promote safer music and dance spaces and to increase the sense of well-being among people there. The targeted training also seeks to familiarise participants with the different types of drugs and substances often found in music and dance spaces; help them to identify and correctly anticipate risk situations and stop them from becoming problematic; train them to become points of reference in the transmission of values, information and preventive tools on questions of health, and to correctly apply preventive guidelines on drug use, violent behaviour and the responsible dispensing of alcohol.

Participants must be 18 or over at the time of the course and must register by 4 April by emailing educaciosocial@conselldeformentera.cat and indicating their full name, telephone number and preferred time of training.

30 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Marina Marroquí gives two talks on 31 March

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare will host two lectures with the social educator Marina Marroquí on 31 March. The first, at 11.30am in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema), is 'That's not Love', a monologue/workshop aimed at training pupils in years three and up at Marc Ferrer Secondary School (IES Marc Ferrer) to spot and prevent gender violence.

Marina Marroquí will offer a humourous stock-taking of music, television, adverts and cinema and try to instil youth with an understanding of critical thinking and how we internalise romantic love in ways which are toxic. After that, she will tell her own story of gender violence –including how she relapsed, realised what was happening, got out and got through it– and shares insight about some of the early warning signs of gender violence.

Talk for families

The second talk on 31 March, part of the cycle Talks for Families (Xerrades per a Famílies), is entitled 'How do I raise my children to prevent them from suffering violence and being violent?'. Childcare will be offered while the talks are being held.

24 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Consell launches emotion management programme in schools for 3- to 12-year-olds

foto 2022 gestio emocionalThe Formentera Office of Social Welfare (Conselleria de Benestar Social, CBSF) has launched an emotion management programme for schoolchildren aged 3 to 12. These workshops will take place between February and June in three schools on the island: La Mola Primary School, Sant Ferran de ses Roques Primary School and Mestre Lluís Andreu Primary School. CBSF social educators will lead this programme and it will include nine 4- to 5-session workshops for each of the kindergarten and primary education classes. The content of the workshops will be adapted to the particular characteristics of each group.

23 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera launches foster care service for at-risk minors

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare is launching a family foster care service for at-risk and underage islanders. This service, as Rafael Ramírez, Councillor of Social Welfare, pointed out, aims to allow "children who are under the guardianship of local government to be hosted by an alternative family temporarily".

Ramírez pointed out that the Consell "has increased the number of professionals working with minors, planned a care home to serve at-risk children under 12 and now is launching this new service; all to protect the interests of vulnerable and at-risk minors".

"As an administration we have an obligation to protect islanders who are not yet 18, and we consider that with this service we can offer underage youth the best possible family environment in which to grow up", said Ramírez, who also believes that "a foster family has the opportunity to love, educate and provide a safe home to minors who need it".

Family screenings and training

Formentera families who join the programme will undergo screening and receive training from Consell de Formentera staff. This team will also support host families on an ongoing basis. The service will evaluate applications based on various criteria and economic, personal and socio-family factors.

This foster family programme is framed by regulations that include financial assistance for parenting support and training. "Economic costs should not factor into the decision to foster or into the care that children receive", stressed  Ramírez.

To raise awareness, sensitise Formentera residents and interest more families in hosting, the Consell has launched the campaign 'Open Your Home and Grow as a Family' (Obre ca teua i creix en família).

Interested parties can contact Formentera Office of Social Welfare at 971 321 271 or by email at benestarsocial@conselldeformentera.cat.

21 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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As part of the Local Volunteering Plan, Formentera launches a public survey to adapt to local needs

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare, with support from the Volunteer Platform of the Balearic Islands (Plataforma del Voluntariat, PVIB), has begun the process to draft and deploy a local plan to elevate, promote and support volunteering on Formentera. For this reason, current proposals envision a preliminary diagnosis intended to determine the reality of the island's network of associations, characteristics of local volunteers and the perspective of authorities in the public administration.

Data will be collected chiefly through anonymous questionnaires, which will be used to collect information that will be adapted to Formentera as much as possible and that addresses real needs on the island.

The surveys will be administered to volunteer workers and non-profit organisations until 3 April.



18 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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