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01 Nov 2019
A newly published report from Malta conducted in 2018 by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) unveiled stats about the work of the Youth Services of Agenzija Appogg National Support line 179, which only last year received 9,010 genuine...
B-H Social Work Conference: 'Novelties and Challenges in the Social, Family and Child Welfare System’
29 Oct 2019
Professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina who attended the B-H Social Work Conference on 17 October, in Banja Luka, agree on the necessity of improving the position and status of professional social workers, and of promoting the value of social work...
28 Oct 2019
There is a strong link between a harmful childhood and physical and mental health. The negative effects of abuse and neglect can somewhat be reversed if children receive secure, loving care in a stable home environment. The Best Services Trial (BeST...
10 Oct 2019
What should a children’s social worker do with vulnerable kids far from their home country? How is it possible (if it is) to handle a teenager with totally different cultural background, who is perhaps not able to express himself fully in English?...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
08 Oct 2019
Few people associate the European Union with the protection of children’s rights. Most people think of it in terms of a single market and freedom of movement. But with greater economic integration comes massive social change. Unknown to many,...
03 Oct 2019
‘Innovative Programme’, funded by the British government is designed to help support families where children are at risk of going into care because of their parents’ problems with mental health, domestic violence or addiction. The program aims to...
23 Sep 2019
Romania is set to implement a national IT system for child adoptions, the country's government announced on 17 September. The project, which costs around 9.7 million euros, is part of Romania's 2020 National Digital Agenda Strategy. It aims to...
18 Sep 2019
Gábor Varga, who is raising a severely disabled boy alone, has decided to set up a daycare centre to give parents a little breath, develop their children and provide them with meaningful care. The “Fellegajtó Nyitogatók Foundation” was established...
06 Sep 2019
Self-harm, just like suicide is currently a taboo, but it often occurs during teenage years, so it is important to talk about it.  But what is self-harming? Cutting, harming the body with a sharp object, like knife, blade, broken glass, without the...

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