• "We are a nation sick for love. It's the same for both adults and children. "

    "We are a nation sick for love. It's the same for both adults and children. "

    This was shared by one of the child psychologists - participants in the focus groups held last week on the project "Children first" in Ruse.

  • CHILDREN FIRST - Improving Local Services for a more effective and Child – Centred Approach to Witnessed Violence

    START: 01.01.2020
    END: 31.12.2022

    Partners:

    • Horizon Serivce, Italy – leading partner
    • Ares 2.0, Italy
    • Center for Sustainable Communities Development, Bulgaria
    • Dinamika Centre Association, Bulgaria
    • Women's Center Of Karditsa, Greece
    • Cismai, Italy

     

  • Each case of a child witnessing domestic violence is strictly individual

    This became clear at the focus group organized on June 17 in Sofia by Center for Sustainable Communities Development within Children First project. It was attended by representatives of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Agency for Social Assistance, State Policy for Children, Sofia Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, Open Door Center, Foundation for the Development of Emotional Intelligence, National Network for Children, lawyers and teachers.

  • EXPERTS TALK: Children, witnessing domestic violence

    Why is no one talking about these children and what are their defense mechanisms?

    Eleven experts from all over the country took part in the in-depth interviews with specialists within the framework of the "Children First" project.

  • First activities on Children First project

    Center for Sustainable Communities Development and Dinamika Association Ruse – partners in the European project Children First launched a desk research on the existing legislative and institutional framework, which at this stage engages representatives of various institutions in the process of prevention, recognition and work with the phenomenon of children witnessing domestic violence.

  • In Bulgaria there is no minimum age at which a child can be interrogated

    "In Bulgaria there is no minimum age at which a child can be interrogated

    This was one of the most interesting conclusions during the training organized by the Center for Sustainable Communities Development experts for the long-term partners of the Association "Center Dinamika" - Ruse, last Friday (January 29).

  • VICTIMS TALK: Children witnessing domestic violence

    What do they need and what is the best support?

    The focus groups, conducted under the "Children first" project, included 7 mothers and 8 children - 4 girls and 4 boys.