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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

Love as a driving force to deal with unexpected challenge

Of all types of love in this world, a mother’s love is the deepest and most intense. A mother’s love is unconditional. It appears at the moment the woman learns...

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How our meeting with Maria changed the access to services for all uninsured pregnant women

At the end of 2023, specialists from the team of For Our Children Foundation participated in an informational meeting with the aim of popularizing the changes in Ordinance No. 26...

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Vladko’s surprise appearance

The reports we receive at For Our Children Foundation about underage mothers who intend to abandon the newborn are not rare. Stories like this one, however, are an exception. After...

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A mother’s will for her child to have a better life

During the summer, we met a young single mother of a three-year-old boy. The woman is of Roma origin, this is her only child, and she has decided not to...

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The ‘taboo’ topic – when nobody talks about the origin of the child

Vesela and Annie are mother and daughter, but they do not have a blood relationship – Annie has been abandoned by her biological parents and Vesela adopts her when she...

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The power to forgive for the sake of the family

At times, when you are young, life seems easy, and everything is almost like a joke. This is how the relationship between Gergana and Damyan starts. He is of age,...

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To move on for the sake of your child

Sometimes, even when things seem great, they aren’t like that in reality. Nadia’s story is exactly like that – she thinks she has met the love of her life, but...

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One family’s escape to a better life

In the February 2022 the lives of hundreds of thousands of families were forever changed. Yulia’s family is one of them – circumstances force them to leave their home country...

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Bringing mom and dad together or the story of little Petko

The birth of little Petko is an anticipated event for his parents and their families. However, his mother is a minor, and for this reason the Child Protection department issues...

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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