Foster Care Celebration in Sofia
Foster Care Celebration Brings together Foster Families in Sofia
On 08.10.2011 in the Park "Sveta Troitsa" (close to the cinema "Arena-Zapad") at 11 a.m. a celebration of foster care will take place, organized by the Regional Foster Care Centre and the Sofia Municipality - Ilinden.
The aim of the celebration is to promote the service foster care and to support the formation
of a community of foster families so that they will have the opportunity to share problems and experience.
The event is part of the UNICEF project "Extension of the model for foster care in Bulgaria".
Guests of the event will be foster families from Sofia and Sofia Region. There will be a music program with animation and a lot of games for the children.
The project "Extension of the model for foster care in Bulgaria" should be implemented in the period October 2009 - December 2011 in 9 regions of the country - Targovishte, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Smolian, Sofia-city, Sofia region, Shoumen, Pernik and Stara Zagora, and is implemented by 3 non-government organizations - the Foundation "International Social Service - Bulgaria", Association "Social Activities and Practices Institute" and Association "Samariani".
In respect to the project, in a total of 9 regions have been recruited, trained and confirmed over 250 families and 220 children have been placed in foster care.
Laboratory for multi-disciplinary discussion of cases
Participants in the Laboratory will be employees of SAPI that work directly with children and participate in the training programs of the institute, pedagogical advisors from schools, social workers, representatives of the probation services, police officers, members of CPU, psychologists, representatives of NGOs, representatives of specialised institutions for children, psycho-therapists and others. The laboratory functions as a group for professional support where cases are discussed, as well as concrete topics, and theoretical materials are analysed. This is a new method for professional support of specialists working on the problems of children. The goal is to support the concrete case work of the professionals, to increase their capacity for understanding what the children want to say with their asocial and problematic behaviour and to increase their overall working capacity. In this way the creation of professional environment in an atmosphere of mutual help and collaboration will be stimulated between all interested sides working with children.
Dear colleagues, please, indicate a case that you would like to discuss by providing information about it in writing.
Please confirm your participation on e - mail: [email protected] or by phone until 05.10.2011.
Contact telephone number: 02/ 920 42 38. Contact persons: Ofelia Georgieva and Biliana Koicheva.
Social Activities and Practices Institute
Community Support Centre
175 Pirotska Street
tel/fax: 02/ 9 20 42 38
e-mail: [email protected]
A foster family from the Municipality of Breznik accommodated a five-year old girl
REGIONAL FOSTER CARE CENTRE - PERNIK
Pernik 2300, Municipal Youth Home, floor 2, room 4 and 5, tel. 076/588612, e-mail: [email protected]
On 17. 09. 2011 - the big Christian celebration Faith, Hope and Love - a five-year old girl that lived through long hard years without parental care embraced her foster mother and entered her new home.
The foster family from the Municipality of Breznik accompanied by the supporting social worker from the RFFC - Pernik and the social worker from the CPU - Radomir took out the child from the HC where she lived for with the firm decision to find a home for the child, warm care, love and safety.
While the young lady browsed her presents with curiosity, the adults made a wish that the celebration would bring them faith, hope and love.