Social Activities and Practice Institute
Laboratory in the CSSCF in Pazardjik
On 27.01.2011 at 14.00 o'clock in the building of the Complex for social services to children and families in Pazardjik was held a laboratory "What do the deviant youths want to tell us?" Participants in the laboratory were the inspector from the Child Pedagogic Room to the RPD of the MIA in Pazardjik, the Inspector for probation from the RCC in Pazardjik, a representative of the Municipality of Pazardjik, as well as social workers from the team of the CSSCF in Pazardjik. At the laboratory was presented a case from the practice of CSSCF.
Information meeting on the topic "Drugs and alcohol" in the CSSCF Pazardjik
On 19.01. 2011 in the CSSCF in Pazardjik was held an information meeting on the topic "Drugs and alcohol". Participants in the meeting were students from the sixth grade of the school "Hristo Botev" in Pazardjik. The goal of the information meeting was to inform the children of the risk of using alcohol and drugs. At the same time the essence of narcotic substances was discussed. Used were methods that had both instructive and entertaining character. At the end of the meeting the children were provided with informative materials and brochures.
Training within the project "Resilience without borders"
Held were introductory and advanced trainings on resilience in the five schools working on the approbation of a new model for prevention of violence. The school projects are within the framework of the financed by Foundation OAK project of SAPI "Resilience without borders". In the High School "P.Volov" in Shoumen, "Benkovski" in Pazardjik, and the Secondary School "Ivan Vazov" in Gorna Oriahovitsa during the last week were held three advanced trainings based on the developed by Associate Professor Nelli Petrova training program "The school - a safe place for children". The aim of the program is to increase the knowledge and skills of the teachers to use the resilience approach in order to change their relationships with the students and the parents. The trainings were led by Associate Prof. N. Petrova and Katia Krastanova. In the schools that involved in the project in December - the High School "Sava Dobroplodni" and the Secondary School "Iv. Batakliev" - were held introductory trainings led by Gergana Bogdanova and Vania Stratieva. More information about the schools and the projects can be found on the website of the project http://www.resiliencebg.com/indexbg.php?pageid=96
Training for candidates to become adopters in CSSCF Pazardjik
On 08.01.2011 in CSSCF Pazardjik started the first for the year training for candidates to become adopters. The training is in groups and the progress of each participant is monitored individually. Within the group are trained four families from the region of Pazardjik. Until now two training sessions have been carried out and on 23.01.2011 there will be a third meeting of the trainees. On 20.01.2011 will start a second group training for candidates to become adopters who will pass through the compulsory since 2011 training for all such candidates. The training will be held by trainers from the CSSCF Pazardjik. During the training interactive methods will be used and special topics will be discussed that will be of help to the adoptive families. Two families from the region of Pazardjik will be trained.
Training course for candidates to become adopters in the RCFC Sofia
On 08.01.2011 in the Regional Foster Care Centre in Sofia started a training course for candidates for adopters. The training modules will be held three consecutive Saturdays of January and it is expected that they will end in 15.01.2011. Participants are four family couples and three individual candidates.
We are moving to a new office
Dear colleagues and friends, The Social Activities and Practices Institute is moving to a new office from tomorrow! We are no longer at 22 Liulin Planina Street, Sofia, 1606, and our new address is 78 Kniaz Boris Street, floor 2, Triaditsa, Sofia, 1000. Our office telephone is the same: 02/ 852 47 12
News from the project Resilience without borders"
Three work seminars with international consultants were held between November 30th and December 2nd - participants were Stefan Vanistendael and Jeanne Meyer, as well as various teams of the project "Resilience without borders". The topic of the seminar with educational purpose was dedicated to the prevention of violence against children and the work with children that have been traumatized. Special attention was paid to the preparation of the training program for school teams. The work group consisting of the local coordinators of the project had the chance to discuss the successes and challenges of resilience in the community. The representatives of three schools that work since October on the prevention of violence in the context of resilience had the chance to share their enthusiasm from the fast inclusion of the children and from the "opening" of the schools to the parents. The consultants gave instructions about activities for prevention and shared details from the work based on the approach in three schools in Holland. In January 2011 the work of two more schools - "Sava Dobroplodni" in Shoumen, and "Professor Batakliev" in Pazardjik - in the practical application of the resilience approach will be started through the implementation of school projects aimed at the prevention of violence against children.
News from the CSC in Sofia
With the help of Foundation "Movement of the Bulgarian Mothers" the children from the Community Support Centre (CSC) to the Home for children deprived of parental care "Petko Slaveikov" received pampers. One of the families with which the social workers from the CSC work on prevention of abandonment was granted with new things to use in their daily life. The mother takes care of her four children on her own, and one of the children is seriously ill. The family was supported materially with toys, clothes, foods and electric utensils. The mother expressed her gratitude to the team of the Social Activities and Practices Institute and the donors. We also want to thank the Foundation "Movement of the Bulgarian Mothers" for their help and cooperation.
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