Can young people who lost their parents dream? - The "Fulfilling (Im)Possible Dreams" Project (Webinar in Bulgarian)

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Date of webinar: 
18 Dec 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
2.00 - 3.00 pm EET
Valentina Simeonova
Radostina Antonova
Kalina Yordanova
Valentina Dimitrova
Elitsa Stanina

Valentina Simeonova has many years of experience in the fields of education and social policy. In the field of education she worked as a teacher, head of the Prosveta („Просвета“) department and state expert at the Ministry of Education and Science. She has experience as a trainer in programs related to interactive methods of teaching and developing critical thinking, civic education, debates, skills in communication and conflict resolution. She has experience in children's rights and child protection. As Director of the Standards and Analyses Directorate at the State Agency for the Protection of the Child, she was the head of the teams that carried out two national evaluations of the specialized institutions for children. In the period between August 2009 and March 2013 she was Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy with responsibility for social assistance and social services policy, children policy and disability policy.

During 2013 - 2014 she led the team which executed a national monitoring of the Ministry of Education and Science qualification program.

Since 2015 she is a member of the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children team at NBU and a project coordinator for the creation of a child-centered monitoring system in Bulgaria.

Radostina Antonova holds a Master's Degree in Psychology from St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia and is currently a PhD student at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Department of Sociology. She works as a researcher and project coordinator at the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, New Bulgarian University.

Kalina Yordanova is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic therapist. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and a PhD in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology from UCL, London. She has been practicing since 2007 as part of NGO teams, including Doctors Without Borders (MSF), as well as in private practice.

Valentina Dimitrova holds a Master's Degree in Family Counseling and she specializes in Family Therapy at the Institute for Family Therapy in Bulgaria. She co-founded the Nancy Center, where she conducts individual and family consultations as well as wors with children.

Elitsa Stanina holds a Master in Social Activities Management from Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski" and has been working with children and young people without parental care since 2008.

About the webinar:

This webinar is designed for professionals involved in care for children at risk and is connected to the child care process management.

Webinar goals:

  • to present the "Fulfilling (Im)Possible Dreams" Project, funded by the European Commission's Justice Program, implemented by the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children, NBU.
  • to provide a space for professional discussion on how to work with young people who have experienced multiple losses of loved ones in regards to building a vision for their individual future.

The webinar will be held in Bulgarian on 17th December, 2019 from 4 pm to 5 pm (EET).

How to join the webinar:

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