Let´s Talk about Children


February 1, 2023 - January 31, 2026
Project team: Barbora Holá (coordinator), Michael Kostka (expert and supervisor), Pavel Říčan (evaluation and dissemination)

The three-year European project funded by the EU4Health programme will focus on training mental health professionals in the Let's Talk about Children method and its integration into practice in the Czech Republic and eight other European countries.

Website of the project: Let’s Talk about Children (utu.fi)

Partner organisations in Czech Republic:
Fokus Karlovarský kraj
Fokus Mladá Boleslav
Péče o duševní zdraví
Práh jižní Morava
Psychiatrická nemocnice v Opavě

Pozvanka-konference-LTC_01062023_ENG_foto.pngOn Children's Day, 1 June 2023, an kick-off meeting was held in the Small Hall of the Municipal Library in Prague, introducing the Let's Talk about Children and offering experiences from working with and supporting children growing up in a family with a parent with mental illness in the Czech environment, including sharing personal experiences. For more information on topics and speakers, please see the invitation and the programme.
2.pngOn June 2, 2023, we started training in Let´s Talk about Children at the Scout Institute in Prague for a group of the first twenty workers from partner organizations. The training includes an introduction to the intervention itself and its tools, including practical exercises, as well as its use in working with clients and then sharing first experiences and questions in supervision sessions. The first training day was led by the author of LTC Tytti Solantaus and Mia Äänismaa, a trainer and educator who use LTC with families of her students.

The training will be completed in the spring of 2024. Twelve of the trained staff will follow up with further training so that they can train other colleagues in the LTC method as trainers.