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BIJELI KRUG HRVATSKE About Bijeli krug Hrvatske – BKH ( White cirdle of Croatia – Weisser ring Croatia) - Found 14. 4. 2011. in Split, Croatia as NGO -

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1 BIJELI KRUG HRVATSKE About Bijeli krug Hrvatske – BKH ( White cirdle of Croatia – Weisser ring Croatia) - Found in Split, Croatia as NGO - Associate Member of VSE from November Around 70 volunteers - Or services are nationwide over Facebook, , phone We cover area of city of Split and it s district – around people Service we offer: - Free legal help – provided by paid staff – lawyer - Free emotional help – provided mainly by volunteers – people with university degree in psichology, social work Financial structure: - Natinal tenders – main source of financing (around 95%) - Donations, membership fees.... – around 5% - EU tenders, EU funds – 0,00% !!!! – Help needed Total annual budget – around ,00 Euro

2 Psychological and emotional help What we do? – Individual emotional support – Support groups – Education

3 Individual emotional support Sensitive, understanding approach that helps individuals accept and deal with their problems Enabling a person to communicate their anxieties and fears in safe environment; derive comfort from a caring educated person; and increase their ability to care for themselves

4 Problems: Lot of people still sees need for emotional support as a sign of weakness Education of our volunteers Boundaries Usually short term

5 Group support Small group of people with similar problems (maybe no more than 10) meet on a regular basis to discuss their feelings and problems and provide mutual support. Decreased sense of isolation Freedom to express negative feelings Learning to develop effective coping skills Enhanced self-esteem Interaction is personal and extended over longer period of time. Maintaining contact

6 Problems: Uncomfortable at first Trust issues Individual preferences

7 Education of victim About: their rights,psychological and physical needs, feelings, communication skills, self esteem, assertiveness.... Building up individual resources

8 Conclusion: Emotional support is extremely important and can change victims life Emotional support is still often underestimated and seen as a weakness in Croatia Problem with educating our volunteers Emotional support is not always enough Improving communication with different institutions


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