The team of the Karin Dom Foundation held a final meeting on the project “Center for Family-Mediated Intervention” on 12.12.2018 at 10 o’clock in the seminar hall of Karin Dom. The meeting was attended by parents and guests – Tsveta Stoyanova, Directorate “Education and Youth Activities”, Maria Chankova – director of Center “Maria” and Gergana Encheva – regional coordinator of the National Network for Children.
The project “Center for Family-Mediated Intervention” is realized with the financial support of the Social Protection Fund, thanks to which an innovative service for children with special needs and their parents for Bulgaria was launched, aimed at building the family as a leading factor in the therapy and development of the child. The project started in July 2018, providing 20 children with special needs and their parents, members of the extended family and guardians to receive support through group sessions, trainings, psychological and social support.
Karin Dom’s director, Maya Doneva, opened the meeting and shared her hopes and plans for the sustainability of this innovative service, so much needed for the community. At the meeting, Evgenia Angelova – psychologist and leader of a family group for family-mediated intervention in children from the autistic spectrum and Teodora Lutskanova – kinesitherapist and leader of a group for children with complex and intensive support needs, presented the results achieved in working with children and families. The meeting was also attended by parents who said they were satisfied with the results and wanted the work with the children to continue. The psychologist of CAFT Topoli, said that the children included in the group were making progress in the motor and the cognitive development as well as the communication with other children in the group.
The method is based on the successful experience of specialists at the University of Oregon, USA. It has been applied for five years in Europe and for the first time in Bulgaria.
The project is unique in the country and is funded by the Social Protection Fund of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. You can learn about the project from here.
Строим новия терапевтичен и образователен комплекс във Варна