International conference

The Social Welfare Center in Żory participates in the Erasmus+ project entitled “Academy of conscious parenting. “The project aims to increase knowledge and skills in raising foster parents. Its aim is to improve knowledge and parenting skills of foster parents as well as to develop competencies of MOPS employees supporting those parents. On April 30th another conference took place within this project.

Within the framework of the project, Katarzyna Kosztyła-Hus, deputy director of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory, and Katarzyna Kaniepień, manager of the Provincial Adoption Center in Katowice, branch in Rybnik, took part in an international conference organized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in Lithuania titled “Užsienio šalių šalių”. “Užsienio šalių vaikų globos sistemos ir patirtys”, which means “Child care systems and different experiences of foreign countries”. The conference was held in online format.

Katarzyna Kosztyła-Hus and Katarzyna Kaniepień in their speeches talked about the organization of foster care and adoption in Poland. They also touched upon the issue of providing care to Ukrainian children coming to Poland without legal guardians due to the armed conflict.

Presentations on foster care and adoption were also given by specialists from Lithuania and the United Kingdom, and for the first time additionally by specialists from France and the United States. More than 500 viewers participated in the online conference. The participation of the Social Welfare Center in Żory in the international conference was possible thanks to the realization of the project within the Erasmus + Program entitled “„Conscious Parent Academy – Replacement parent urgently needed!”.

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