Mobile team for the social service of psychosocial support
The social service of psychosocial support is provided at the Daycare Center “Friends”, in Wenzelova 2, Rijeka.
The mobile team provides, from 2020 onwards, the psychosocial support for beneficiaries/members of the DIP and the Association of persons with intellectual difficulties, Srce.
The service provider, DIP, meets the criteria for the provision of social services – psychosocial support from 2022 onwards, for adults with disabilities:
- adults with mental impairment
- adults with mild or moderate intellectual impairment
- adults with severe or deep intellectual impairment
- adults with intellectual and mental impairment and
- adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in accordance with the Social Welfare Act (“Official Gazette” no. 18/22 and 46/22 and the Ordinance on minimum conditions for the provision of social services (“Official Gazette” no. 40/14, 66/ 15, 56/20, 28/21 and 144/21.
The mobile team consists of:
Bernard Šešo, mag. of psychology, [email protected]
Karmen Vučetić, mag. of psychology, [email protected]
Head of the counseling center for providing psychosocial support at the Daycare Center “Friends”: Marta Berčić, professor of sociology, [email protected]
Professional workers and associates: rehabilitator, social worker, kinesiologist, music and art therapist.
DIP support phone: MON 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. / TUE 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. / Karmen 095 577 2747 / Bernard 091 752 3998
Types of service / activities within the framework of the service we provide:
Individual psychosocial support in the family: daily skills exercises, psychological support, social work, social rehabilitation.
Individual psychosocial support in DIP and in Srce: daily skills exercises, psychological support, social work, social rehabilitation.
Group psychosocial support in DIP and Srce: daily skills exercises, kinesitherapy and sports-recreational activities (Nordic walking, basketball, swimming, hiking, stretching exercises, etc.), music therapy and musical activities (rhythmic, etc.), art therapy and artistic activities (various techniques), psychological support, social work, social rehabilitation.
From the Social Welfare Act:
(1) The service of psychosocial support to an individual is approved in order to overcome difficulties and empower the individual in connection with difficulties in development, disability, old age, crisis situations, violence in the family, inclusion in the everyday life of the community, overcoming traumatic treatment experiences, problems in behavior and in other unfavorable circumstances.
(2) The psychosocial support service is approved to an individual based on an assessment of risks, strengths and needs in accordance with the individual change plan.
(3) Psychosocial support for a child with developmental difficulties and a person with a disability is approved based on the professional assessment of the service provider on the type, duration and frequency of the service, based on which an individual change plan is drawn up.
(4) Psychosocial support is provided in the beneficiary’s family or foster family for up to five hours a week, and for other service providers up to six hours a week, and a maximum of three hours a day, of which a maximum of four hours individually, and the rest in a group.
(1) Psychosocial support for families is approved for the purpose of overcoming family difficulties, acquiring parenting skills and empowering the family to function in everyday life.
(2) The psychosocial support service is approved for the family when problems and difficulties can only be solved by making changes in the family itself, when the family needs professional help and support in raising and caring for children, in order to acquire knowledge and skills needed for more successful parenting or everyday care and support, or when working with family members is aimed at improving relationships.
(3) The psychosocial support service is approved for the family based on the assessment of risks, strengths and needs, in accordance with the individual change plan.
(4) Psychosocial support is provided in the family for up to five hours a week, exceptionally for service providers up to six hours a week, and a maximum of two hours a day.