The program STOP 4-7 for children with behaviour problems is available in Latvia

Association “Skalbes” in cooperation with association „Latvijas Autisma apvienība” implements the project “Behaviour management and social skills training for children aged 4 – 8 with behaviour problems”, identification No. 2014.EEZ/PP/1/MIC/051, within the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism “NGO fund”.


Within the project a new program STOP 4-7 for children with behaviour problems has been piloted in Latvia. 10 week program involves not only children but also their parents and teachers who attend:

  • 10 group classes for children;
  • up to 10 individual consultation for each child;
  • 10 group classes for parents;
  • 4 group trainings for teachers.

Classes are led by professional trainers/professionals who have mastered the program STOP 4-7.

Two groups of program STOP 4-7 have been held in Riga, which were attended by 36 children from 35 families and 23 teachers all together. In parallel with the classes research on the effectiveness of the program has been conducted in collaboration with University of Latvia. The research found that participation in the program has lead to improved parenting skills, decreased distress and inconsistent discipline in parents and decreased aggressive behaviours and attention problems in children.

In order to make the program is accessible to wider general public program STOP 4-7 handbooks have been translated from 05.07Flemish language and adapted to the situation in Latvia. Now are available in Latvian three program handbooks, which are managing group classes intended for children, parents and teachers. The handbooks will be available to all coaches who pursue a program through specially organized training.

At the final event of the project held on 27 April 30 teachers and pre-school representatives were introduced to the program, research results and the financial support of the EEA Financial Mechanism and Latvian state. Event visitors concluded that a large number of pre-school students would benefit from the program. The negotiations on the implementation of the program have been initiated with several pre-schools.

The program STOP 4-7 has been presented to the National Centre for Education and Riga City Council representatives to promote the implementation of the program in pre-schools and primary schools.

More information on the program STOP 4-7 can be obtained by emailing: or by telephoning 29699563 (Laura Pirsko), 22303250 (Inese Lapsiņa).


Project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Program is financed by EEA and Latvian State.

More information about the program can be found at:

For more information about this project contact to project manager Baiba Berovska, phone: 67240042, e-mail: