Special section: Participation

In this section you will find a selection of resources on the importance of consulting with children and young people, including those with disabilities: manuals, practical steps, promising practices, learning opportunities and other.

News

16 Aug 2019
150 children, aged between 12 and 17, from 30 communities from Moldova, learned this summer how to prevent and combat violence in the school and community. The trainings took place during the whole month of July, being offered by the children rights... Read more
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of... Read more
09 Aug 2019
The Department of Health and Social Work in Bulgaria have announced a new admission for the Master's Program in Psychosocial Interventions with Children and Families. The program aims to train future professionals and enhance the skills of... Read more

Learning

26 Apr 2018
The Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action was one of the key outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit and called for the development of guidelines on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in... Read more
06 Nov 2017
This free course, aimed at parents and professionals, is being offered as a guide to helping identify and deal with depression and low mood amongst teenagers and young people. The course will help them to recognise low mood and... Read more
11 Oct 2017
This course offers an introduction to the issue of anxiety among teenagers and young people. It is aimed at health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, and does not require any prior experience or knowledge. The... Read more

Library

20 Feb 2019
Municipal Regulation and Action Plan on Children’s Rights aims to put in the center of their attention and reinstate as a priority in their municipal governance agenda the issues dealing with and related to children. These documents provide... Read more
27 Nov 2018
We are sharing the national representative survey "Voices of the Children" conducted by the Market Links research agency in the period January - February 2017, as per a UNICEF Bulgaria assignment. It follows the model of one of the largest... Read more
03 Oct 2018
Technology can be introduced to ways in which children are engaged with regards to protection. This generally includes education, data collection, and communication with social workers/ child services. While propositions in this article make... Read more

Multimedia

18 May 2019
"What is Social Work?" was the topic of the first monthly discussion meeting organized by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children. Unfortunately, for the moment the videos are only available in Bulgarian. The topic of... Read more
11 Apr 2019
Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI Bulgaria) shared this video from channel bTV's "We Believe in Good". The video presents a restaurant in the capital Sofia which "hires young people at risk and teaches them social... Read more
09 Nov 2018
The Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes (BSGAGP) shared the short film "The Found Children" on their YouTube channel. The film is part of the GLOBUL long-term social program "Let's Hear the Children's... Read more

Participation

Experiences of Mothers in Romania after Hearing from Medical Professionals That Their Child Has a Disability [ChildHub Summary]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des homes
Collins and Coughlan’s recent article, “Experiences of Mothers in Romania after Hearing from Medical Professionals That Their Child Has a Disability,” explored qualitative research highlighting how the process of registering a child with an intell
What Should Be Known About Participation of Children with Disabilities [ChildHub Summary]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
Article 7 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states:
Tips for Accommodating Children with Different Disabilities in Participation Settings [ChildHub Summary]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des hommes
Children with disabilities need more opportunities for participation. Participation encompasses ways in which children can shape decisions that affect them through voicing their concerns or views.
Accommodating Children with Different Disabilities in Participation Settings [ChildHub Infographic]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
This ChildHub infographic presents tips for engaging children with different disabilities in the development of policies and programmes relevant to them and, also, words and expressions that should be used to speak to or to write about children wi
3 Practical Steps For Inclusive Participation [ChildHub Video]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This ChildHub video presents three practical steps for inclusive participation of children with disabilities. The first step is to identify barriers to communication and participation and then address them.
The Children's Report from Moldova addressed to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child, 2016 (Video)
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Centrul de Informare şi Documentare privind Drepturile Copilului din Moldova
The Children's Report from Moldova addressed to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child is developed by a group of children, called the Reflection Group, which worked from July 2014 to August 2016, supported by the Child Rights Information Center 
UNICEF's 10 Ingredients of High Quality Participation as Identified by Children with Disabilities [ChildHub Infographic]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
This infographic outlines ten components of high quality participation as identified by children with disabilities.
Through a Megaphone: A short movie for the big rights (Video)
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Terre des hommes
The Bulgarian National Network for Children and their youth network "Megaphone" produced this film.
PARTICIPATION IN POLICY AND PRACTICE – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Date of publication: 2017
This literature review concentrates on the nature and scope of participation of children and young people who are affected by sexual violence and receive services relating to this.
Kad su mladi agenti promjene (Infografika) (Infographic)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: End Violence Against Children
Nova infografika Globalnog partnerstva za zaustavljanje nasilja nad djecom (the Global partneship to End Violence against Children), pokazuje da  djeca i mladi mogu biti zagovarači/advokati za promjenu. Ova infografika prikazuje nekoliko primjera

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