Visit to promote the project “Conscious Parent Academy – Replacement parent urgently needed” in the Provincial Adoption Center in Katowice, branch in Rybnik

On October 28, 2021 The Deputy Director of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory, Ms Katarzyna Costła-Hus, went to a visit promoting the “Conscious Parent Academy” project at the Provincial Adoption Center in Katowice, Branch in Rybnik. In addition to discussing the principles of the project, the Provincial Adoption Center in Rybnik was invited by the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory to participate in a conference for child protection services, municipalities, and foster family support centers organized by Lithuania. In the photo, the Deputy Director of the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Żory is accompanied by the Head of the Provincial Adoption Center in Katowice, Branch in Rybnik, Mrs. Katarzyna Kaniepień

 

Working meeting in Instituto de Apoio à Criança

On November 18-19, a meeting on the “„Conscious Parent Academy – Replacement parent urgently needed!”” project was held in Portugal. The meeting was hosted by partners from Instituto de Apoio à Criança. The meeting was attended by partners from:

  • Fundacja na rzecz edukacji – SMART,
  • Miejski Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej w Żorach,
  • Instituto de Apoio à Criança,
  • Viešoji įstaiga Mano šeimos akademija.

During the meeting, we focused primarily on:

  • Considerations about the assessment process of foster families,
  • feedback and next steps for the project, like: next training, help-desk and webinar.

During the meeting we visited IAC’s facilities, like:
• The Intervention Support Van,
• Education and Training Centre,
• The Social Office.

It was a very fruitful meeting that contributed a lot to the project.

An international training in Lithuania

In September 13th-17th 2021, an international training, organized within a European project “Conscious Parent Academy – Replacement parent urgently needed! “, hosted by project partner – Public institution “My Family Academy” (Vilnius, Lithuania) together with associate partner this institution cooperates – Vilnius City Municipality Administration. Training took place in the meeting hall of the Vilnius Municipality Council.
The training was focused on how to support care-workers in order to avoid burnouts and excessive and long-term stress and all the project partners participated in it.