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Community Support Center „Happy Childhood“

For the Center

The Happy Childhood Support Center was established in August 2020 as a result of the need to expand the services provided by the For Our Children Foundation and to achieve a higher therapeutic level in working with children and families. The activities of the employees of the center are focused on providing comprehensive support for children and families who visit it, as well as on providing integrated and highly expert services.

Who are we helping?

The center works with children from 0 to 7 years and their families with a focus on:

✓ Children who need specialized activities to stimulate their development due to disability, prematurity, disease, developmental delay. In the process of working with children, we also include their parents;

✓ Children at an early age with learning difficulties and their families;

✓ Children of parents who are in conflict or separated;

✓Children raised outside their family – with relatives, in foster care, in residential services;

✓ Candidate adoptive parents;

✓ Adopted children and their adoptive families;

At Happy Childhood Center we work and support professionals from the health, social and educational systems, who also work with young children.

How do we help?

The Center offers a wide range of innovative and integrated social services aimed at young children and their families. This provides an opportunity to develop activities such as information and consulting, support for future and current parents, psychological and family consulting, speech therapy and rehabilitation activities, group activities for children with disabilities and more.

In addition to direct work with children and families, we provide an opportunity to include specialists from the social, health and educational systems in group training, supervision and support groups in order to improve the quality of work with children from 0 to 7 years. in a different context.

Our Specialists

The Happy Childhood Support Center consists of psychologists, a family therapist, a social service specialist, a special pedagogue, a rehabilitator and a speech therapist. Expert support in early childhood has a positive effect on the overall development of the child and the formation of his personality.

At Happy Childhood Center, our specialists:

✓ provide family, psychological, pedagogical and health consulting in order to support children and their families.

✓ conduct trainings aimed at future and current parents and adoptive parents. They provide continuous support and consulting to all participants in the adoption process – from the initial training of prospective adoptive parents to support in the period of adaptation after adoption.

✓ perform socializing activities aimed at children in medical institutions, as well as at children who are accommodated in residential services.

✓ provide psychological consulting and supervision aimed at health professionals.

The happy stories of those we helped

Finance and Accounting: From the Perspective of the Feasible

“A difficult year, but with a big increase in both revenue and investments in direct support to children and families”, we begin with a summary of the conversation with Alena...

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Human Resources: Pass the Knowledge

“It is important for us to invest in the development of professionals so as: (i) they feel prepared emotionally and professionally; (ii) they develop additional qualities and skills which pertain...

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Liliyа Karamancheva-Dobreva, general manager Queisser Pharma Bulgaria: The partnership with For Our Children Foundation gives us an opportunity to do the good, that depends on us

Today we introduce to you Liliya Karamancheva-Dobreva, general manager Queisser Pharma Bulgaria and a longlasting partner of For Our Children Foundation. “I have a master’s degree in pharmacy and health...

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Communication and Development of Partnerships: Synergy and Inclusion

“The organisation has been in operation for more than 30 years now but the truth is that we still meet people who are not aware of the problems of children...

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Advocacy: State-of-the-art Approach to Change of the System

How can the support to a single child in need turn into support to every child in Bulgaria? The answer is that it can be achieved by changing the conditions...

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Holistic Support to Early Childhood Development: Scaling up Activities in Small Communities

Working for many years in the field, the experts from For Our Children Foundation noticed that many parents travel from different locations with their children just to visit the specialized...

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Mission Ukraine: From an Emergency Response to an Integration Programme

The world changed in the early hours of 24 February 2022. Еven if for many of us the attacks on Ukraine were just a part of the information flow, for...

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Plovdiv: The Long Way to Sustainable Partnerships

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Community Support Centre in Plovdiv, Stela Aleksandrova looks back to the difficult path they have passed, the satisfying results they have...

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Happy Childhood Community Support Centre: Help Parents Help Their Children

“We can help a child aged from 0 to 7 years by working with the adults to create a family dynamic pattern and situation that are supportive of the child”,...

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The team of CPC "Happy childhood"

Katerina Kovacheva

Expert Support Team leader
k.kovacheva@detebg.org

Vyara Panayotova

Senior Social Service Expert
v.panayotova@detebg.org

Margarina Halachliyska

Psychologist, family counselor
m.halachliyska@detebg.org

Niya Lyutakova

Senior Psychologist
n.lyutakova@detebg.org

Keti Lazarova

Rehabilitator
k.lazarova@detebg.org

Mihaela Arnaudova

Special pedagogue
m.arnaudova@detebg.org

Gyueshevo 21 Str, Sofia Bulgaria