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Community Support Center „For Children and Parents“ Plovdiv

About the center

The Center for Public Support “For Children and Parents” in Plovdiv provides quality care for children in early childhood since 2009. At CPC “For Children and Parents” we support children with developmental difficulties, prevent the separation of children from their biological families, work actively with children left without parental care or placed in a foster family and help parents in difficult social situations.

The services provided in the CPC are mainly focused on prevention work in at-risk communities, work with the child and his family, as well as active work in partnership with health services, schools and the community, as part of the integrated approach.

Who do we help?

The center works with various vulnerable groups, focusing on young children and their parents:

✓ children with developmental difficulties;

✓ children at risk of abandonment;

✓ children entrusted to public care;

✓ children in foster and adoptive families;

✓ children who have experienced domestic violence;

✓ children at risk of dropping out of school and with learning difficulties;

✓ children from families with difficult social status, as well as pregnant girls.

We also work with parents of children with disabilities, parents in conflict in separation, parents with addictions and parents with no or low parental capacity. The services of CPC “For children and parents” can be used by residents of other municipalities in the area, with which we have an established partnership.

How do we help?

The center offers a wide range of social and integrated services and activities to help children and families at risk so that children do not end up in an institution, to avoid the risk of health problems and developmental delays. We have created conditions for consultation, information, support, diagnosis, therapy and assistance, effective protection and social integration of the users of the Center. Our activities aim to support early childhood development, social inclusion and respect for children’s rights. We achieve our mission by actively working towards the prevention of child abandonment, prevention of violence against them and their dropping out of school.

We are actively involved in the process of deinstitutionalization by creating skills for independent living in children and contributing to their reintegration into the family environment. We provide an opportunity for psychological counseling of children and families at risk; mediation in cases of parental alienation and conflict in case of divorce / separation; counseling and support of children with behavioral problems, etc.

We organize socializing activities, including those that develop children’s creativity and help build their social skills.

In partnership with MHAT “Plovdiv” CSC “For children and parents” regularly organizes a school for young parents, which is held online and enjoys great interest among parents.

An important part of our work is the training of future foster parents and adoptive parents.

Our specialists

The Community Support Center “For Children and Parents” Plovdiv employs various specialists who conduct individual and group sessions tailored to the needs of children and their families. The multidisciplinary team includes social workers, Early Childhood Development and Early Childhood Intervention specialists, a psychologist, a speech therapist, a physiotherapist, and a rehabilitator. We work together to provide the comprehensive support that children and parents need.

The happy stories of those whom we helped

The fight for Katya’s happiness

This story is not about an abandoned child. It's not for a sick child. But it is no less touching. This is the story of Katya - a sensitive girl who at a young age meets face to face with an indescribable tragedy and just falls silent. She stops. She vanishes.

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With our support, little Andrei will once again enjoy his father’s care

happy story from Plovdiv

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The Miracle Thumbelina

She is the little miracle of smiling young parents

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How a foster parent rewrote 6 children’s stories…

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Maggie’s story and the new glasses

Little Maggie, who has been using our services for early childhood development for half a year, is already a toddler who builds towers of cubes and is getting to know the world with increasing interest.

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Motherly love is stronger than anything

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New initiative: Adoption group for mutual assistance

a place for communication, sharing and spontaneous support

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How long are 6 months when you are 4 years old?

Anyone who has cared for a young child knows that 6 months of his life can be an eternity, it can be a moment, or it can be both.

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Another child grows up healthy and loved by mom and dad

Iveta got the chance to stay at home and develop with the love and care of her parents.

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The team of Center "For children and parents", Plovdiv

Maria Madarova

Administrative manager
m.madarova@detebg.org

Elena Panayotova

Administrative Secretary
e.panayotova@detebg.org

Stella Alexandrova

Manager Social and integrated services
s.alexandrova@detebg.org

Tsvetelina Ganeva

Chief Expert Early Child Development
tz.ganeva@detebg.org

Maria Urilska

Expert social and integrated services
m.urilska@detebg.org

Sibila Slavcheva

Social Worker
s.slavcheva@detebg.org

Polina Tonova

Psychologist
p.tonova@detebg.org

Margarita Cherneva

Social Worker
m.cherneva@detebg.org

Maya Cholakova

Intersectoral Services Coordinator
m.cholakova@detebg.org

Tanya Ivanova

Speech therapist
t.ivanova@detebg.org

Peter Kozhuharov

Kinesitherapist
p.kozuharov@detebg.org

Stoyan Nikolov

Rehabilitator
s.nikolov@detebg.org

Mariana Rancheva

Early Childhood Development Specialist
m.rancheva@detebg.org

Atanaska Toneva

Social Worker
a.toneva@detebg.org

new address: Plovdiv, 11 Dimitar Tsonchev Str