On May 9-10, 2023, a working meeting was held on the “Conscious Parent Academy – Replacement parent urgently needed!” project. The meeting took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. All partners met on site, i.e.:
- Foundation for education SMART,
- Municipal social welfare Center from Żory,
- Instituto de Apoio à Criança,
- Viešoji įstaiga Mano šeimos akademija.
On the first day, the Foundation SMART presented all the achievements to date, then the upcoming events were discussed. After the coffee break, we managed to discuss the budget and all the required project documentation, we also talked about the final report and the most important issues related to it. At the end of the day there was a summary and a question and answer session.
On the second day, the Foundation
SMART presented the final graphic versions of the helpdesks, it was time for a fruitful discussion and exchange of views on the visual version of our project results.
After the coffee break, the following webinars were presented:
- psychopedagogy of trauma,
- professional burnout,
- legal aspects of foster care,
The partners had the opportunity to evaluate the final version of the materials. At the end of the day there was a summary of the meeting.
On April 26, 2023. a conference was held in the Municipal Public Library in Żory, which was organized as part of the project “Academy of a conscious parent – A substitute parent urgently wanted!”
The organizers of the training were the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory. The conference was attended by about 100 people, including Waldemar Socha – Mayor of Żory, Jacek Świerkocki – Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Żory for social affairs, representatives of the Żory City Council, employees of the Żory City Hall, representatives of public and private educational institutions, local government units, District Office in Żory, Municipal Police Headquarters in Żory, representatives of the Social Welfare Center in Rybnik and Jastrzębie Zdrój and professional foster families operating in our City.
The conference was devoted primarily to the promotion of foster parenthood and issues related to the implementation of tasks resulting from the Act on supporting the family and the foster care system, including family assistants. Speeches in the conference were given by Cezery Podsiadlik – President of the District Court in Żory, Ewa Bartosińska – representative of the SMART Foundation from Opole, Katarzyna Koszykyła-Hus – Deputy Director of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory and Joanna Zgoda – Coordinator of the Environmental Assistance Department of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory. The conference was led by Weronika Cębrzyna – Director of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory.
The tasty gastronomic setting during the event was provided by the Oberyba Restaurant run by the Wspólna Pasja Vocational Activity Center in Żory and the Social Integration Center operating as part of the Żory Center for Non-Governmental Organizations.
The event took place as part of the project “Academy of a conscious parent – a substitute parent urgently wanted!” – project number 2020-1-PL01-KA204-082283.