Children in Institutions

Training on institutionalization and prevention of child abuse in Macedonia

In September 2009 First Children's Embassy in the Word „Megjashi" organised training devoted to the problem of institutionalization, respect of children rights and protection against child abuse within the institutions. The training gathered representatives of almost all residential institutions in Macedonia and other relevant state agencies directly engaged in the child protection system.

Trainings on child abuse in institutions in Latvia

In November 2009 Center against Abuse "Dardedze" invited professionals for two trainings titled "Child abuse in institutions - recognizing, helping, stopping". 40 participants, mainly social workers, care workers and psychologists from child care institutions, were introduced to the basics of the phenomenon. A lot of time was dedicated to identifying possible cases of abuse in institutions represented by the participants and problem solving. Resilience approach as an effective approach in working with children in institutions was also introduced.

Trainings on prevention of child abuse in Bulgaria

In September 2009 two local trainings for social workers, educators, psychologists and pedagogues were carried out by Social Activities and Practices Institute. During the first event the participants were given general information about the problem of child abuse and services of support for victims of violence.

International supervision in Moldova

In November 2009 National Center for Child Abuse Prevention organised international supervisions for psychologists from temporary placement centres and residential institutions in Moldova. Invited expert, Ausra Kuriene from Lithuania, spoke about psychological intervention and psychotherapy in case of child abuse.