More then 350 children benefited from a UNICEF supported project

23 November 2017
A rural girl, Moldova
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Chişinău, November 23, 2017 - 278 children were prevented from family separation and another 75 children left the Balti Residential Institution forever due to a project, implemented by CCF / HHC Moldova, in partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Protection and Family. The project "Young Children - We Understand Needs, Develop Services, Reform the System" supported the reform of the child protection system implemented by the Moldovan Government in partnership with the civil society and international organizations.

The project contributed to the reform of the Bălţi Temporary Placement and Rehabilitation Center for Children by preventing separation of children from their families, reintegration of children into the family or family placement and development of social support services.

Two social creches were created in Glodeni and Balti for socially vulnerable families with small children at the risk of abandonment.

Over 300 professionals working with disadvantaged children have been trained to be better prepared to meet the individual needs of each child. At the same time, a large recruitment campaign of foster parents was organized. Another public awareness campaign aimed at preventing the abandonment of young children informed vulnerable parents on the help available to them.

For the first time in Moldova, an innovative content for home visits conducted by nurses was piloted within the project to assess the child's physical, social and psycho-emotional status from birth to 3 years. In addition to doing health checks, nurses provide family counseling, identify medical and social risks faced by the family, bring them to the attention of authorities, and help families in crisis situations. About 175 nurses and family doctors were trained in the four pilot districts: Balti, Glodeni, Drochia and Donduseni, and 86 nurses have already applied the newly acquired skills. 

The project, totaling € 425,800, was implemented between October 2015 and December 2017 by CCF / HHC Moldova in partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Protection and Family.

Media Contacts

Angela Munteanu
Communication Officer
UNICEF Moldova
Tel: + 373 22 26 91 53

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More then 20 new foster families were created and 5 others are expected to be ready to take in their care young children or children with disabilities, so that they will no longer end up in residential institutions.

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A public awareness campaign aimed at preventing the abandonment of young children and children with disabilities informed vulnerable parents on the help available to them.

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A public awareness campaign aimed at preventing the abandonment of young children informed vulnerable parents on the help available to them.

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A public awareness campaign aimed at preventing the abandonment of young children and children with disabilities informed vulnerable parents on the help available to them.

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