In comparison to other areas of reform, Bulgaria’s national deinstitutionalisation (DI) program is highly complex – political will is reflected in action plans, common values, investments in child protection, cross-sectoral coordination and the extensive involvement of NGOs.
The report present the analysis of the data collected in the course of the performance of the reintegration program of Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria, implemented between October 2014 and March 2017. The report was prepared in the framework of a program performance evaluation project implemented by the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children of New Bulgarian University.
The data needed to evaluate social workers’ performance efficiency were collected in three short periods of time: (1) prior to the intervention (initial assessment) while the child was still in the institution or right after it was received back in the family ; (2) immediately right after the intervention… Continue reading
The report present the analysis of the data collected in the course of the performance of the programs of Hope and Homes for Children – Bulgaria implemented between October 2014 and March 2017. The report was prepared within the framework of a program performance evaluation project implemented by the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children at New Bulgarian University.
The purpose of the analysis is to evaluate the performance efficiency of social workers implementing programs focused on assistance to families at risk so as to meet their needs and prevent them from abandoning their children in institutions.
The data needed to evaluate social worker performance efficiency were… Continue reading
ACTIVE family support is an intervention model aimed at identifying and supporting children at risk of being separated from their parents. It is a method for prevention of institutionalization. The model is also used to reintegrate children into their biological or extended families. According to Hope and Homes for Children (HHC), the word “ACTIVE” in English is an acronym that refers to the main principles of support:
Appropriate: Takes into account the local cultural context and the socio-political climate
Community: Works with formal (e.g. social workers) and informal actors
Targeted: Tailored to the specific needs of the family
Independence: Families work to become self-sufficient
Value: Proven, it offers a better… Continue reading