Training "Training orphans for placing in families and social support to new families

Date: March, 18-20, 2009
Venue: Kyiv

The training goal:
To provide the participants with the detailed information on issues of placing orphans in families and social support to new families.

Main subjects:

  • Physical and psycho emotional development features of orphans and children, deprived of parental care.
  • Assessment of orphan's needs, who is placed in a family - methodological and practical aspects.
  • Assessment of the family resources, adopting a child.
  • Mutual selection of a child and a family, basing on the assessment of child's needs and the family resources, creating the family forms of upbringing.
  • State support to families, upbringing orphans and children deprived of parental care: adoptive parents, guardians / trustees, foster families.
  • Methods of social support to families, upbringing orphans and children deprived of parental care: adoptive parents, guardians / trustees, foster families.
  • The features of social support while the fist months after placing a child in a family.
  • Ways of collaboration with boarding schools employees on training children for placing in families.
  • Monitoring the situation in the family is the background for elaboration of further social support plan.

Trainers:
Komarova Nadiya - Head of Theory and Methodology Centre of Social Work, the Ministry for Family, Youth and Sports, State Institute of the Family and Youth Development.
Bulah Lada - Program Coordinator, Kiev city branch AUkCO "All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH"

Participants:

Psychologists and social workers from 10 regions, where the project "Improving the lives of HIV - positive children and their families" is implemented.

The training achievements:

During the training particular attention was paid to the issues of Mutual selection of a child and a family, the assessment of orphan's needs and family resources. The issues are the most important aspects while creating the family forms of upbringing for orphans and children deprived of parental care.

 

 

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