Progetto Crescere is a social cooperative (no-profit organization) based in Reggio Emilia (Italy) founded as union between two Social Cooperative L’Arcobaleno Servizi and Centro Mazzaperlini, both founded in 1993, with the objective to disseminate knowledge about learning disabilities and other disadvantages and provides training services to trainers, teachers, other educational figures and adults in general.
Our team is composed from 53 people: director, services managers (5), administrative assistances (4) and other professionals (43- Doctors in Neuropsychiatry, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, speech therapists, Educators, Psychomotricists, Trainers).
Progetto Crescere is part of a Local Consorzio of social cooperatives that provide health, social or educational services (in particular to children, elderly and disabled people) and integrate disadvantaged people into the labour market.
The primary objectives of our work are:
AREA 1: CLINICAL SERVICE
To alert to learning disabilities and other disorders; research; prevention diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities, disadvantages and other diseases (TARGET: children, adolescents, adults);
AREA 2: EDUCATION
To develop innovative formal and informal tools to support teaching/learning processes
To promote innovative educational methodologies in schools and educational contexts;
To support parents with children and teenagers with disabilities and give them new competences (ICT, social skills, communication skills, etc.);
To support teaching staff from Pre-school to University and to improve their competences;
AREA 3: TRAINING FOR ADULTS
To develop training courses for adults at local and European level to develop new competences;
To use active learning methods (i.e. cooperative learning method)
AREA 4: PARENTHOOD
To support families, in particular in parenthood and in the relationships with schools and other educational institutions.
Progetto Crescere has 2 centers with a formal authorizations, that include the implementation of a Quality System in work’s processes (Aut. Sanit. 73/2010 e 77/2010 Comune di Reggio Emilia). Progetto Crescere is a “Centro di servizio e consulenza per le istituzioni scolastiche dell’Emilia Romagna riconosciuti per l’a.s. 2015/2016 n. 7012 del 08.06.2015 Regione Emilia-Romagna (a certification to work with schools).
AREA 5: WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AREA
The Progetto Crescere team is specialized also in Human Resources Management, offering motivational counselling and fostering team potential through the conduction and the supervision of the group work.
AREA 6 ELDERLY AND AGING AREA
Progetto Crescere team has worked for several years in nursing houses care for elderly people, by supporting the prevention, the management and the improvement of emotional and relational problems of aged people, their relatives and the care staff, in order to promote health and a high life-quality.
We work in European Projects since 2008, organizing Grundtvig and Comenius In Training Services about educational, psychological and pedagogical topics. We are member of euList, a consortium of Erasmus+ course providers.