The Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children completes a mid-term evaluation of the results of the project "Hope and Homes for Children-Bulgaria" (HHC).
A recent (2014) external evaluation , conducted by the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children (New Bulgarian University), on the results of the HHC intervention among 227 children aimed at preventing the separation of these children from their families, all interventions of this type correlate with a significant improvement in the general well-being of families, which in turn suggests that social programs incorporating such interventions represent a fruitful undertaking."
The ACTIVE family support model was developed by Hope and Homes for Children based on over 20 years of practical experience in various countries in a transitional state from an institutional to community-based childcare system. It is a flexible and adaptable to different contexts good practice for planning interventions and services for vulnerable families. The model facilitates the closure of institutions and the preparation of the child protection system to function without being dependent on institutional care by channeling resources and services in such a way as to prevent children from entering the formal care system at all.
More information on the evaluation and the data can be found on the NAD website (in Bulgarian):