My Healthy Life: a Health and Skill Developing Program in the Child Care Services Cover Image

Egész(séges) életem; egészség- és készségfejlesztő program a gyermekjóléti alapellátásban
My Healthy Life: a Health and Skill Developing Program in the Child Care Services

Author(s): Andrea Homoki, Edina Kovács
Subject(s): Social Sciences, School education, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Debreceni Egyetem Politikatudományi és Szociológiai Intézet
Keywords: bio-psychosocial health; health education; health development; child protection

Summary/Abstract: We present a health education and skill development program for two groups (N=30) of 7-14 years old children in this paper. The target group of our program were children in the family care system. In their case, primer prevention regarding a healthy lifestyle is an important goal. Their families often have difficult life circumstances thus the “social culture” of their families(Wessely 2003) may endanger their healthy personality development. The program aimed the development of their physical, psychic and mental health, focusing on the holistic understanding of the concept of health according to the bio-psychosocial health paradigm. As a result of the program, we experienced positive outcomes among the children like higher level cooperation skills, more cognitive knowledge about health, development of their communication, improved self expression and expression of emotions. In the group of adolescent children we experienced the improvement of tolerance, empathy, adaptation and problem solving skills. We consider their wish for further education, the forming of their future plans and life goals as a great result.

  • Issue Year: 5/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 109-122
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian