Events

Meeting for establishing a work network of pedagogical advisers on the territory of Pazardjik
Meeting for establishing a work network of pedagogical advisers on the territory of Pazardjik On February 23th, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the building of the Complex for social services to children and families in Pazardjik was held a meeting for the establishment of a work network of pedagogical advisers on the territory of Pazardjik. At the meeting were discussed the proposed topics for trainings by the pedagogical advisers and the first three trainings that could be organized upon request were presented. In this respect, the pedagogical advisers added that a good time for holding the trainings would be April after the end of the spring break for the students. At the meeting were presented the services of the sector "Services and support for the family", presented was the opportunity for the social workers from the region to take part in the pedagogical council meetings in the schools. In this way the pedagogical staff will be introduced to the services of the sector for work with the family. The pedagogical adviser of the Secondary School "Professor Ivan Batakliev" in Pazardjik shared that on 30.03.2011 will be held the pedagogical council meeting of this school and invited the social workers from the sector to particpate in it. At the time of the meeting the social worker Nikoleta Uzunova presented the topic of the forthcoming campaign "Popularization of the rights of the children in accordance with the UN Convention" that will be held in the period 01.03. – 31.03.2011. In regards to the starting of the campaign, presented as a pre-set goal was the organization of information meetings in the schools with the aim of introducing the children to their rights and of carrying out discussions. On their part the pedagogical advisers shared that in April there will be an event with children and parents and the team of the Complex was also invited to implement the campaign with the participation of the parents. The pedagogical adviser of the High School "Dimitar Gachev" in Pazardjik showed willingness to cooperate with the Complex for the organization of information meetings and for the presentation of the film "Early Marriages" in front of the students.
Introductory training on resilience took place on February 24th and 25th, 2011
National meeting for discussion of the advance in foster care
National meeting for discussion of the advance in foster care On February 10th and 11th, 2011 in Hotel "Rodina" in Sofia was held a National Work Meeting for discussion of the progress of the project "Development of the model of foster care in Bulgaria". The project is implemented with the help of UNICEF together with Association Social Activities and Practices, Foundation International Social Service - Bulgaria and Association Samariani. Within the framework of the project nine regional centres for foster care have been created in the following regions of the country: Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora, Pernik, Smolian, Sofia, Targovishte and Shumen. The meeting was opened by Mrs Tania Radochai, representative of UNICEF in Bulgaria who stressed on the importance of the development of foster care in Bulgaria and wished success to all participants in this process. At the meeting were present representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the State Agency for Child Protection, the Social Support Agency, the Child Protection Units from the towns where Regional Foster Care Centres were established, as well as the teams from the nine Centres. The following topics were discussed: development of children in foster care and means of support, work and relationship with the biological family of a child in foster care, ways to support foster parents, similarities and differences between foster care and adoption. The participants had the chance to share experience and emerging good practices, as well as to synchronize the work of the nine Regional Foster Care Centres.