Prevention of corporal punishment of children between 0-3 years

The SAPI published in Bulgaria the expertise "Prevention of corporal punishment of children between 0-3 years". It defines the corporal punishment, describes its consequences, highlights the profile of the parents who commits violence against their children and presents the demographic situation and statistics for Bulgaria as well as public attitude towards this problem.

How to protect children from sexual abuse

The brochure „ How to protect children from sexual abuse" was published in Bulgarian by SAPI in the framework of Childhood without Abuse Project. It is addressed to parents, caregivers and professionals. It explains why it is necessary to know more about the phenomenon and defines who is the perpetrator of sexual abuse.

Helping children- victims of sexual abuse

The brochure „Helping children- victims of sexual abuse" published in Bulgarian by SAPI in the framework of Childhood without Abuse Project is addressed to pedagogues and teachers.It provides the information about the identification of sexual abuse, describes how to speak with the child as well as with the parent and also explains the role and the procedures of involved institutions.

Selected tools and techniques for therapy of child-victims of sexual abuse

The Vasa tool box "Selected tools and techniques for therapy of child-victims of sexual abuse" by Bengt Söderström was translated and published in Latvia by the Center Against Abuse „Dardedze" in the framework of the „Childhood against abuse" project. It was elaborated by the specialist from Vasa therapy centre.

Child Sexual Abuse: causes, consequences and prevention

Child Well-Being Fund published in Ucranian the brochure "Child Sexual Abuse: causes, consequences and prevention" addressed to professionals. It develops the understanding of the phenomenon of child sexual abuse and presents the types of commercial sexual exploitation of children. It also provides the professionals with recommendations for action in case of sexual abuse disclosure.


Bad touch campaign in Bulgaria

The "Bad touch"campaign was conducted in Bulgaria by Social Activities and Practices Institute between November and December 2011. During the press conference that launched the campaign and took place on November 22nd 2011 in Sofia there were presented the results of the research on sexual abuse and prevention of sexual abuse, as well as on support for the victims and their parents.
On the same day the campaign was also presented in the municipality of Shoumen and the broadcasting of the TV and radio spots started on the media that have coverage in the whole country. 

Bad touch campaign in Moldova

On November 22nd 2011 the National Centre for Child Abuse Prevention launched in Moldova the "Bad touch" campaign aimed at preventing and combating the child sexual abuse. The event took place at the premises of Press Agency "Info-Prim" and was broadcasted by 5 national TV channels, 2 radio stations, 2 national newspapers and 13 news web sites.
The main media partner of this campaign is the National Public Broadcasting (IPNA) "Teleradio-Moldova" which launched the audio and video spots within the campaign.

Bad touch campaign in Ukraine

The campaign „Bad touch" in Ukraine was conducted by Child Well -Being Fund . The launching event was carried out on November 22nd 2011. It was included to the national plan of activities in the frame of 16 Days against Gender Violence.The start of the campaign was dedicated to the International Day for the Child Abuse Prevention.

Call for papers

Foundation Madara-Bulgaria is announcing International Forum SCHOOL DROPOUT: In Search for the right approach to take place on 29th -31st August 2012 in Sofia . It is addressed to principals of schools, class-teachers, social support agencies, NGOs working with abused and neglected children and other stakeholders interested in the support of children in danger of school dropout from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania.

Bad touch campaign in Lithuania

The campaign "Bad touch" was held in Lithuania between November 17th 2011 and January 22nd 2012. Children Support Center organized a press conference in a major Baltic News Agency ‘Baltic News Service". The participants of the press conference were opinion leaders: Ombudsperson for Children's Rights of the Republic of Lithuania Ms Edita Ziobiene, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Mr Dalius Bitaitis, Deputy Minister of Justice Mr Tomas Vaitkevicius, adolescent psychiatrist Mr Linas Slušnys, and Director of the Children Support Center Ms Aušra Kurienė.