29 March 2018
Active Family Support Service
Social programme that assists children and families in crisis and is aimed at prevention of social orphanhoodHelp
Why families in crisis need help:
- A crisis has occurred and a family is unable to resolve it independently
- A child is at risk of losing parental care
- Parents do not have the ability to ensure that a child’s basic living needs are met
A stay at a children’s home has destructive effects on child’s physical and psychological development.
According to the data of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, 56% of children in children’s homes have physical development impairments and 82% have psychological development impairments
Solutions available without us
Temporary hardships in a family may lead to a child’s separation from the parents for ever
Social services may be inaccessible or not respond to the needs of a specific family
Having exhausted their inner resources, a family may stop fighting to keep their child
Solutions we offer
Active Family Support Service provides emergency social help to children at risk of losing parental care or without parental care. Specialists assess the needs of a child, together with the parents make a specific plan to resolve the crisis and work on implementing it. Help is oriented towards the individual needs of the child and is aimed at keeping the child in the family. If necessary, a child may be temporarily placed into a specially trained professional family till the crisis is resolved.
Key Features of the Service
Mobile and Responsive
– a request for help is answered immediately, specialists go to the child’s location.
Comprehensive and Flexible
The child’s needs are thoroughly assessed and an individual action plan is put together
Specialists are highly competent and have many years of experience
Specialists work in close collaboration with children, their families and other stakeholders from government and non- government organizations
The service is completely free for children and parents. The service is financed from the funds raised by the organization.
Together we are making the world better!
Your donation will change a child’s life and bring closer the day when every child is living in a strong and loving family. Thank you for your donation.Help
“Conditions should be created in the Russian Federation to ensure compliance with rights and legal interests of the child in the family, timely identification of non-compliance and organization of preventative assistance to family and child, provision of targeted assistance to families with children in need of it and those who find themselves in a difficult life situation…”
Section 1, para 2.Key principles of the National Strategy. National Strategy for Action in the Interests of Children 2012 – 2017.
(approved by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation on 1 June 2012, №761)