"IF" I recognize - I react - I face. Programme for the prevention of child abuse


The Mental Health Department of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation designed and implements, in collaboration with approved bodies, the program AN Recognize – React – Face, with the aim of raising awareness, training and informing about the particularly important issue of child abuse.

With modern content, the actions respond to the challenges of everyday life and the demands of the educational and social environment, which are changing rapidly. The AN program  is approved by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs with no. license F.2.1/ΜΓ/66603/111050/Δ7.


The program is addressed to teachers of all specialties of general and special education of Secondary Education, Principals and school psychologists.

The aim  of AN is to cultivate the skills of the school community, through knowledge and strategies, in order for students and teachers to recognize, react and deal with abuse phenomena. At the same time, it promotes the change, in general, of the social perceptions that cause these phenomena, the empowerment of students to develop healthy relationships based on mutual appreciation and mutual respect and the facilitation,  Ultimately, children who have suffered some form of abuse to speak openly about what they have experienced.


  • Coordination meetings with the collaborating KEDASY.
  • Training days for teachers, principals and school psychologists participating in the program.
  • Experiential seminar for teachers, principals and school psychologists.
  • Educational programs for students of B gymnasium.
  • Support to teachers after the completion of the program.
  • 2 speeches to the parents’ association on the topic of prevention of child abuse.

Πιλοτική εφαρμογή

In the first phase of the program, during the school year 2021-2022, ten (10) schools in Attica and Crete were selected for the pilot implementation.

Principals, teachers, school psychologists and experts of KEDASY of these schools attended training meetings with specific topics and special instructors.

From January to April 2022, students of the B’ Gymnasium  of the selected schools participated in a total  of 62 educational activities of the program, in Attica and Crete.

“You can do it if you have someone by your side””Speak up and don’t hesitate””No to violence, YES to talk”

These are some of the slogans of the students who took part in the educational activities with the following themes:

  • It is my right to speak and be heard
    Experiential Workshop – Program for the Protection from Violence from the Environment
     of Children Speaker: George Moschos, Lawyer, Children’s Rights Expert, Ombudsman for Children (July 2003 – January 2018)
  • Do you consent?
    Consent – From Family to Friendly & Transgender
    Relationships Speakers: Sofia Konstantopoulou, Minister of Management & Communication, GenderhoodLambrini Georgiou, Educator, Gender Equality & Inclusion Manager, Genderhood
  • I change thinking, I change attitudes, I change behavior Attitudes
    , Perceptions & Behavior – How they protect us from victimization
    Speaker: Julie Balikou, Dr. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Ormos Guesthouse, Sismanoglio General Hospital
  • Discovering my inner strengthsWorkshop on stress management and strengthening mental resilience
    Instructor: Katerina Sofianopoulou, Psychologist, MSc Stress Management, Certified cognitive psychotherapist

Συνεργάτες - Εισηγητές

Scientific Coordinators:

Anastasia Koumoula, Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Coordinator, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Sismanoglio General Hospital

Katerina Laskaridis , Psychologist, Special Education Teacher BSc., MSc., Med., Head of the Mental Health Sector and Vice-President of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation

  • Asteri Theodora, Advisor A’, Dr. Special Pedagogy & Psychology, Institute of Educational Policy: Department of Inclusive Education and Innovation
  • Georgiou Lambrini, Gender Equality & Inclusion Manager, Genderhood
  • Gouli Vasiliki, Psychologist, Dramatherapist
  • Eva Kogiannaki, Lawyer, Head of the Athens Juvenile Probation Service
  • Koumoula Anastasia, Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Coordinator of the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Sismanoglio General Hospital
  • Sofia Konstantopoulou, Management & Communication Manager
  • Leptidi Christina, Certified Psychologist EuroPsy Basic, MSc Developmental Psychology, Ex. Existential Systemic Psychotherapy/EMDR, Scientific Coordinator of “Focus”
  • Moschos Giorgos, Lawyer, Children’s Rights Expert
  • Balikou Giouli, Psychologist, Dr. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Ormos Guesthouse, Sismanoglio General Hospital
  • Neslechanidis Iordanis, Occupational Therapist, med Special educator, Penteli Children’s Hospital (Community Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2nd sector)
  • Nicolaides Giorgos, Psychiatrist, Institute of Child Health
  • Maria Doulaki, Directorate for the Prevention of Violence, Ministry of Citizen Protection
  • Sklavou Konstantina, Dr. Konstantina Sklavou, M.Ed., MSc, Social Worker – Educator
  • Sofianopoulou Katerina, Psychologist, MSc Health Promotion, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy
  • Tsiknaki Eleni, Social Worker
  • Fragioudaki Maria, Social Worker
  • Haniotaki Anna, Psychologist, Scientific Coordinator of “Play Laugh”