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6 Sep 2019

Humanitarian project of the Minsk City Institute of Education Quality Improvement

Humanitarian project of the Minsk City Institute of Education Quality Improvement
Project name: Child care: Home, Trust, Kindness

Implementation period: November 2019– November 2021

Applicant: Minsk City Institute of Education Quality Improvement

Project objective: To provide effective services to support the stability and permanency of adoptions, to address foster parents' and children's needs for services.

Project objectives:

1. To develop and implement a system of building professional competences of foster parents.

2. to develop scientific and methodological guidelines to support foster families.

3. to develop a practical and methodological manual Guide For A Foster Parent.

4. to develop advanced training programs and to hold training sessions for foster parents and adoption professionals.

5. to identify key concerns of foster parents and to meet common challenges in delivery.

6. to build inter-agency communication in order to provide more effective support to foster families.

7. to launch and run a city club of foster parents ULEI.

8. to establish a training center for foster parents using ICT within the framework of the City Parenting University.

Target group: Teaching staff, foster parents, specialists of social and psychological services of educational institutions, specialists of services centers, social partners

Brief description of the project activities:

• Conducting seminars, round tables and training sessions for teachers, and foster parents on the following topics:

- Conflict prevention in parent-child relationships;
- Adaptation of children in a foster family;
- Upbringing models and techniques
- Quality time with family
- Effective parenting, etc.

• Arranging master classes for local foster parents “From professional competences of a substitute parent to qualified professional parenting”;

• Holding annual events Christmas Angel, The World I Live In, Warmth of Hearts, Rays of Good, etc.

• Running advanced training courses for foster parents and teachers, interactive classes for foster parents on reproductive and sexual health of foster children, educational events to teach foster children basic life skills and minimize deviant behaviors of adolescents.

• Developing a manual Guide For A Foster Parent and instructional materials to be used while holding classes for educational workers, foster parents and foster children.

• Conducting round table sessions to review inter-agency communication in supporting foster parents and effective upbringing of children in a foster family.

• Sharing best practices and promoting foster parenting.

Total amount of financing (USD): $30,000

Sources of financing:

  • Donor funds: $24,000
  • Own funds: 6,000

Project site: Minsk city

Contact person:

Oksana Tolkachyova,
Vice-Rector for Scientific and Methodological Work of the Minsk City Institute of Education Quality Improvement, Candidate of Sciences [Teaching], associate professor
Phone: 8 (017) 2947514; +375 44 702 5457
E-mail: tolkachevao@mail.ru

Natalya Karpusheva,
Deputy Head of the Department of the Coordination of Advanced Training in Educational, Social, Pedagogical and Psychological Services at the Minsk City Institute of Education Quality Improvement
Phone: +375 29 1629624
E-mail: karpuscheva@minsk.edu.by

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