Our care approach draws on many influences but the American approach to behavioural modification known as IMPACT is of central importance.
IMPACT is innovative, multidisciplinary, tailored to each individual, active, continuous and capable of encouraging transformation.
THE EQ APPROACH TO MANAGING FAMILY-TYPE PLACEMENT CENTRES FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
It’s summer! Sunny days full of games and walks.
We woke up to the song of the birds and started walking through the forest. Squirrels were jumping on tree branches, and we watched them with interest. We also came to the lake with water lilies and visited a zoo where we saw interesting animals. We were swinging on the swings. There were many laughs and songs. We all walked together holding hands like real friends.
A second Annual Information Conference of “Equilibrium” was held on the 22th of May 2018. It was dedicated to the services that the organization runs in Byala from the year 2016 – The Center for Social Rehabilitation and Integration and The Family Type Center for Children.
The main participants at the conference were the children of the Family Type Center. In her presentation “Inside Out”, the methodical manager of the two services, Nadezhda Petrova, talked about the efforts that we…
Execution period: March 2017 – March 2018
Financial source: Velux Foundations
Role of the organization: subcontractor – a project by the National Network for Children in partnership with the Municipality of Ruse
In June, 2016 Equilibrium signed a contract with Byala Municipality for the management of the Centre for Family-Type Accommodation for Children and Young Adults and the Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration.
We were taking the challenge of providing better living conditions and development for 8 children that were removed from institutional care and placed in the small-group home in Byala. It is indeed a challenge, given the heavy burden of these children from a very early age and the…
In 2016 Equilibrium took the responsibility to take care of the most complicated cases in the innovative, integrated services open under a project of Ruse municipality in the closed Home for Medical and Social Care (baby home). Our organization chose a bright and warm name for the three services that it manages – Integrated Children’s Services “Slancho” (“Sunshine”). These are three municipal services that provide children with alternative social and health care, and their parents – with specialized support.