De-institutionalization and inclusion of parents: lessons from Bulgaria and Romania [ChildHub webinar]

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Date of webinar: 
10 Dec 2015
Start and finish time of webinar: 
11am CET
Mariana Arnautu, World Vision, Romania
Emilia Sorescu, associate professor at the University of Craiova, Romania
Galina Markova, lecturer, Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care of Children, Bulgaria

The de-institutionalization process means major reforms in child protection that consists of the transformation of the existing residential institutions for children into community based services. The implementation of the reform in Bulgaria and Romania faced challenges but it also produced good practices. This webinar will cover the issue of de-institualization from different perspectives and draw on examples from Bulgaria and Romania. We will look at the impact of institutionalization on children from the perspective of the attachment theory and present experience of the World Vision transforming an old orphanage into a social services center for community and alternative services. We will also discuss the topic of parental inclusion in child care programmes.


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