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.
You can find the recordings of the webinar HERE.