Prevention of secondary orphanhood will be discussed at the all-Russian conference in Moscow


On 23-24 November in Moscow will host a major scientific conference for specialists in family device of children-orphans. The conference organizer is the Center of the family unit, a joint project of the service “Mercy” and the Martha and Mary convent.

The conference will include experts from organizations that work with orphans: “Volunteers in aid to children-orphans”, “downside Up”, “1”, “the Future is now” and others. They will discuss the problems of adaptation of foster children, establishing boundaries in a foster family, emotional problems of family violence, methods of working with psychological trauma, psychological support for children with special needs, according Милосердие.Ru.

“Now foster parents willing to take children in the family, but often cannot cope with the parent role. Therefore, the main threat today — the return of the children back to orphanages. All the experts on the family unit fight to the baby in the family, to avoid returns. We have organized this conference to exchange experiences and effectively implement the prevention of secondary orphanhood”, — said the head of the Center of the family unit in the Martha and Mary convent of mercy Anastasia Pelachyk.

Monk Meliton (Prasada) will talk about the experience of rehabilitation and socialization of graduates of boarding schools for children with disabilities in the courtyard “Grace” in the village Vorobyevo. Associate Professor, Russian state humanitarian University, psychologist of the charity Fund “the Future is now,” Vladimir Mokhov will hold a master class on the prevention of emotional burnout among specialists of helping professions. Also, the conference will be attended by the Director of the center for family support and child Krasnosel’skiy, Vladimir Kabanov and large foster mom and the Chairman of the Council of representatives of public associations of families raising children left without parental care with the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation Natalia Gorodiskaâ.

The conference will be held in the Center of the family unit in the Martha and Mary convent.

To participate in the conference should send a request by e-mail [email protected] with the note “Conference-2018” and indicating the name of the participant.

The center is one of 26 social service projects “Mercy”. Center staff work with families planning to adopt children, as well as with blood families who are in crisis life situation, had to put the baby up for adoption, experts support large families, families with children with disabilities, single parents. At the Center of the family unit works “School of adoptive parents”. A year social and psycho-pedagogical support get up to 30 foster families and the same blood families.

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