The programme has been created by the specialists of the Beyond the box Foundation, who have been involved in designing and implementing prevention projects for children and adolescents for many years. The scientific consultant to the My life My choice programme was Krzysztof Ostaszewski, Ph. D.
Certified psychotherapist, school counsellor. Member of the Polish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Candidate of the Polish Psychoanalytic Association. Ms Sochocka runs private psychotherapeutic practice for children, adolescents and adults. She has been working with children and adolescents for several years. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications and articles on preventing risky behaviours among children and adolescents, including a series of psychoeducational articles in Remedium monthly targeted on specialists working with children and adolescents, brochures for children and adolescents on behavioural and drug addictions. Ms Sochocka has been running training courses in psychological skills for specialists working with children and adolescents.
Kinga Sochocka has implemented and coordinated projects in collaboration with non-governmental organizations and public sector institutions such as the National Bureau for Drug Prevention, State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems, Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Health, Mazovian Centre for Social Policy, Municipal Office of the Capital City of Warsaw.
Karolina Van Laere
Polish philologist, psychologist, psychotherapist. Provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults at the PĘPEK Prevention and Sociotherapy Centre for Children and Adolescents. Ms Van Laere also runs private psychotherapeutic practice in Warsaw. Karolina Van Laere is a teacher at the Special Needs School Complex at the Institute of Rheumatology in Warsaw. She is the co-author of a series of psychoeducational articles published (including activity plans) on risky behaviours targeted on specialists working at school with children and adolescents. The articles were published in Remedium monthly. Ms Van Laere has implemented projects commissioned by the National Bureau for Drug Prevention and State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems.
Karolina Van Laere is the co-author of publications for children and adolescents on behavioural addictions. She has developed and co-developed prevention projects for children and adolescents financed by such institutions as the Ministry of National Education, Ministry of health, Mazovian Centre for Social Policy, Municipal Office of the Capital City of Warsaw.