Staff associated with ABC have been involved with the following projects.
Tackling Workplace Bullying for Adults with Learning Disability or Difficulties – Let me be me
Let me be Me is an EU Leonardo da Vinci project which will develop a research-based training toolkit on tackling the workplace bullying of Adults with Learning Disabilities or Difficulties (ALD/D) for employers, trainers and support staff. Let me be Me is an EU Leonardo da Vinci funded project which aims to provide a research-based training toolkit on tackling the workplace bullying of Adults with Learning Disabilities or Difficulties (ALD/D) for employers, trainers and support staff.
The training toolkit will include background information on the problem, its nature and the extent in Europe, current projects, initiatives and approaches to tackling workplace bullying, best practice Europe-wide as well as practical guidance and resources for trainers working with the target groups of people with a learning difficulty/learning disability, employers those working in field of supported employment. It will also include a Trainee’s workbook, specifically designed for ALD/D.
The toolkit will be practice-oriented and aims to prepare trainers and employers for working with a range of different target groups. Further details from www.letmebeme.eu | Newsletter | Summary Report
Funding Source: EU Leonardo da Vinci
Funding Amount: €293,947
ARBAX – Against Bullying and Xenophobia Project
ARBAX is a multilateral project, funded by a grant from the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme. The project commenced in January 2012 and will be completed in December 2013. The main aim of the project is to contribute to preventing and combating bullying in schools, focusing on racial bullying. Multiethnic school environments, resulting from migration and globalization, are experiencing new forms of violence directed towards pupils coming from different social, cultural and ethnical environments. ARBAX shows pupils how different identities and cultures can peacefully coexist together and how ethnic stereotypes and prejudices can contribute to bullying incidents. The project will design an ICT tool which comprises a 3D video game and a social network that can be accessed by pupils. Through these, an anti-bullying, anti-racism and anti-xenophobia campaign will be promoted. Further information here | Project website: www.schoolbullying.eu
Funding Source: EU Life Long Programme Comenius Initiative
Funding Amount: €400,000
The CyberTraining-4-Parents (CT4P) project aims to develop and provide training courses on how to deal with cyberbullying. The training courses will provide introduction into the basics of new media and the latest state of research on cyberbullying. Furthermore, they aim to equip parents with knowledge and strategies on how to cope with cyberbulying. Apart from three face-to-face training courses for trainers in each of our partner countries – Germany, Ireland, Israel, Norway and Portugal – we will offer two moderated online training courses for trainers. For parents we will provide a self-directed online course.
Funding Source: EU Life Long Programme Grundtvig Initiative
Funding Amount: €383,129
Cyberbullying Among Adolescent Girls in Post-primary schools
New technologies are radically transforming the ways in which young people communicate. There is growing public concern about how these new modes of communication might be facilitating and exacerbating aggressive and intimidating behaviours, as well as impacting upon how teenagers think about privacy and public space. To date, there are no policy guidelines for Irish schools on cyberbullying. In order to better understand the complexities of this issue, and to arrive at findings which can inform policy and practice on this issue in the future, this study provides a quantitative and qualitative, inter-disciplinary analysis of the issues involves in cyberbullying among adolescent girls.
Funding Source: Faculty Research Capacity Fund
Funding Amount: €11,000
Staff Involved: Dr. James O’Higgins Norman, Dr. Debbie Ging, Minako O’Hagan
Alternatives to Political Violence
This project brings together 10 researchers and practitioners from across the island of Ireland, north and south, with a view to to promoting the peace and normalization process on the island of Ireland and to contribute to social, political, and economic stability through cross-border and cross-community cooperation. A particular focus of this project is the sharing of good practice on civil rights between Ireland (North and South) and the USA.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs
Funding Amount: €50,000
Staff Involved: James O’Higgins Norman