Social Activities and Practice Institute
Information campaign on foster care in the village of Mirkovo
On 13.11.2010 the team of the Regional Foster Care Center in Sofia organized an information meeting in the education center of the village of Mirkovo in Sofia region. The meeting was organized with the support of the head of the education center. All participants - about 150 people - were provided with information materials regarding foster care. The expert from the RFCC - Tsvetan Todorin presented the activities if SAPI related to the provision of this service, the essence and the stages of foster care. We hope that we will be able to collaborate and work with candidates for foster parents in the municipality of Mirkovo in the future.
Association "Social Activities and Practices Institute" organized an International Conference on the topic "Child Victimization. Dimensions and Prevention". The event took place on November 9th and 10th, 2010 in Hotel Rodina in Sofia. The Conference was opened by Mr. Tsvetan Tsvetanov - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Internal Affairs. Participants were Mr. Kalin Kamenov - Deputy Head of the State Agency for Child Protection, and Mrs. Elina Georgieva from the Ministry of Justice. At the forum were presented the results of the international research organized within the project "Sexual violence against children from residential insttituions". Professor Kevin Braun presented in details the assessment of the risk for violence against children. Mrs. Donika Koleva from the State Agency for Child Protection presented the goals and the activities of the project "Childhood for everyone" under the Operation Program "Human Resource Development", which is related to the deinstitualization of children with disabilities placed in specialized institutions. The participants in the event were introduced to good practices by representatives of Latvia and Poland. The first day was closed with the projection of a film regarding the dimensions of child abuse. The second day of the conference was dedicated to the child-friendly justice process. Professor Phillip Jafe described the standards of the Council of Europe for child-friendly justice process. Presented were good practices from Latvia, Poland, Scotland and Bulgaria.
Training course for candidate to become foster parents in Pernik
On 10. 11. 2010 in the Regional Foster Care Centre in Pernik started a training course for candidates for foster parents and for current foster families. The training course includes nine modules divided into 42 training hours. The participants in the course will be prepared for their future responsibilities as foster parents. The training will be led by social workers from the RFCC in Pernik.
Training course for candidate to become adopters in Pernik
On 10. 11. 2010 in the Regional Foster Care Centre in Pernik started a training course for candidates-adopters. The future adopters will be prepared to become parents and will acquire some positive upbringing skills and knowledge. The training is led by social workers from the RFCC in Pernik.
Press conference on foster care in Pazardjik
On 04.11.2010 in the Complex for social services to children and families in Pazarjik was held a press conference in regards to the foster care campaign of the Complex. Participants were representatives from the Municipality of Pazarjik, CSSCF, Child Protection Unit, mayors from the Municipality of Pazarjik, as well as foster parents. Rumena Tareva, leader of the program "Trainings, methodological support and researches" of SAPI in Sofia, also took part in the conference. Presented was the campaign of the Complex in Pazarjik that aims at the provision of information to the public about the service foster care. The activities carried out so far as part of the campaign were also presented.
Information meeting on foster care with Roma families
On 05. 11. 2010 social workers from the Regional Foster Care Centre in Pernik held an information meeting in the neighbourhood "Kucian" in Pernik. The citizens of this neighbourhood are of Roma descend and the meeting was organized with the help of the medical mediator Mrs. Zornica Georgieva. 12 Roma families were present at the meeting. Considerable interest was demonstrated by the participants, many questions were asked in regards to the essence and the procedures of foster care.
Information meeting on foster care in Daily Kindergarten
On 04.11.2010 representatives of the Regional Foster Care Centre in Sofia held an information meeting related to the UNICEF campaign " Each Child Wants a Family" in the 170 Daily Kindergarten "Pchelica" in Nadejda, Sofia. Over 40 parents and teachers participated in the meeting. We want to express our gratitude to Mrs Grigorova, the director of the kindergarten, for her cooperation, as well as to all the participants for the time they devoted to this noble cause.
Training course for candidates for adopters started in RFCC in Sofia
On 06.11.2010 in the Regional Foster Care Centre in Sofia started a training course for candidates for adopters. The Sessions will be held in three consecutive Saturdays in November 2010. The participants will have the chance to become familiar with and discuss the procedures accompanying the adoption process, will discuss the essence of parenting and what does it mean to take care of a child. They will also acquire some positive upbringing practices and techniques for ensuring a safe environment for the growing up of a child. осиновители.
Training for foster parent candidates started in Sofia
On 11.11.2010 in the Regional Foster Care Centre in Sofia a training for candidates for foster parents will start. Three families will participate in the training modules. During the training they will have the chance to prepare for a better welcoming and care of the children that need foster care through participation in role games, case solving, and discussions.
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