"Children in Street Situations in the Republic Of Moldova" – Presentation of the Qualitative Study [ChildHub Webinar in Romanian]

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Date of webinar: 
29 Mar 2018
Start and finish time of webinar: 
3pm - 4pm CET
Liliana Foca, psychologist and PhD candidate in criminology, Romania

About the webinar:
This webinar will present the results of the qualitative study "Children in Street Situations in the Republic of Moldova" and is primarily aimed at child protection and social protection specialists working directly or tangentially with street children and / or children from socially vulnerable families from Moldova. The webinar is also intended for parents and the general public who are interested to know more about this phenomenon and to find out its causes and methods of prevention.

The study was conducted by the Romanian psychologist Liliana Foca, with the support of Terre des hommes Moldova and represents a first attempt of scientific analysis of children in street situations in Moldova. The research is based on data collected during October - December 2017 from 43 participants, including 18 children aged between 10 and 17 from different cities who have been or still were in street situations at the time of the research and the rest of the respondents being family members of these children, neighbours, as well as child care and child protection professionals. Also, the study included information from social work files of 13 children in street situations.

“This study covers an informational gap regarding children in street situations in Moldova. It analysed factors that determine this phenomena and current protection practices regarding children in street situations. Most importantly, the study presents the opinions of children in street situations about factors that determined their ending on the street and their recommendations for protection services. This study brought the voice of children into the discussion. Authorities and child protection organizations should take this voice into consideration in reforming the protection mechanism for children in street situations.” (Ludmila Ungureanu, director of Terre des hommes Moldova) 

Webinar recording is available here: https://childprotectionhub.adobeconnect.com/paf6e70gnqop/

About the presenter:
Liliana Foca is psychologist and PhD candidate in criminology, Romania. She has an experience of over seven years of research in child protection. The main topics of interest include: children affected by parental labour migration, children with imprisoned parents and children in placement centres.

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