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20 Dec 2019
The Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children, New Bulgarian University, shared a webinar organized under the 'Fulfilling (Im)Possible Dreams' project and the Child Protection Network, which was held in November, 2019. The webinar...
19 Dec 2019
For a teen, completing seemingly endless sessions of drug rehab is definitely not an easy feat. However, aftercare is just as important as treatment itself, and doctors claim that without it, these teens may easily relapse, regardless of the...
12 Dec 2019
The reform of the child protection system has achieved significant progress in Romania over the past decades. Starting from a child protection system with 100,000 children institutionalised in 600 institutions at the end of 1989, it currently has ...
12 Dec 2019
It is much harder for young adults who grew up in social care to start an independent life than those  who grew up supported by their family. Children raised in social care not only have lower levels of education, but they are more vulnerable and ...
18 Nov 2019
The Bulgarian National Radio shared their interview with Radostina Antonova from the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children at NBU, discussing the process of deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria, the foundation of family-type homes for...
03 Oct 2019
In a Marie Claire interview, 20-year-old Rahel, living in state care, talks about what motivated her to continue her education and the challenges she had faces in her everyday life. Rahel is pursuing her fifth semester in Chemical Engineering at BME...
23 Sep 2019
A summary has been published to answer the question: what are some of the elements of a healing environment for children who have experienced trauma? This review pulls together evidence pertaining to chilren’s home design, health and architecture as...
03 May 2019
Milan Šveřepa, the co-chair of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, wrote an interesting blog on the deinstitutionalisation process and people with intellectual disabilities. These issues were...
22 Feb 2019
Young people who have lived in alternative care face many challenges on their way to living independently. The main objective of the Leaving Care project is to embed a child-rights based culture into child protection systems to achieve better...

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