Dear friends,

below you will find examples of projects from the area of Compensation that were supported within the grant proceedings. Compensation of the flaws of institutional care is an area closely connected with the support of children growing up in infant care facilities and children’s homes. In this area we support particularly education, all-around development and also the effort to provide these children with an equal opportunity into the start of their independent life after leaving institutional care.

Examples of projects:

Múzy dětem, o.s.

Funded project: Life Practice

Project objectives:

The main goal of the Life Practice project is to motivate socially handicapped children from institutional care facilities to prepare intensively for their future independent life and to navigate them towards the right steps in this preparation by providing intensive experiences that simulate difficult situations of an independent existence. Via interactive courses the children are guided towards uncovering their inner sources and transforming encoded negatives. The project increases the youths’ odds of getting and keeping a job, helps them have better relationships, acquire self-confidence and handle real-life stress situations. The project also includes special courses for care givers and other pedagogical workers in children’s homes.

This project is supported on a long-term basis by Československá obchodní banka, a. s. Thank you.

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Letní dům, o.s.

Funded project: Social rehabilitation for children and youths from children’s homes

Project objectives:

The Czech Republic is one of the countries with the largest number of children in institutional care on a long-term basis. Very alarming is the length of stay of children in institutions and insufficient work with the family. In its work, Letní dům [Summer House] perceives the tendency to decrease the number of children in children’s homes and provide more individual care for them. Nevertheless in the current situation (there are 40-48 children in the children’s homes with which we work) it is very difficult for the management and staff of children’s homes to replace the family environment in all necessary aspects.

A problem is also the tendency to compensate emotional needs with material experiences. The “Social rehabilitation” project offers children and youths from children’s homes regular socio-therapeutic stays that are focused especially on developing and strengthening their psycho-social capacities and practical skills.

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SES, SEbe-Spolu, o.s.

Funded project: SES teacher Ostrov children’s home and SES teacher Liptál children’s home

Project objectives:

Children that have been placed into institutional care are in the closest contact with care givers. Many care givers do not have sufficient opportunities and funds for self-education, psychological hygiene and burn-out prevention. For this reason it is more than important to support the development of all activities that can help care givers of endangered children with specific needs to increase their qualifications for direct work with children. 15 employees of the Liptál children’s home and 20 employees of the Ostrov children’s home will participate in the project.

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Centrum J.J. Pestalozziho, o.p.s

Funded project: Havlíčkův Brod Halfway House

Project objectives:

The Halfway House is a stay-based facility for young people between the ages of 18 - 26 without a family. The house is an emergency place related to the departure from an institutional or protective care facility. The goal of this social service is to develop the capabilities of former clients of children’s homes and enable them to become independent and able to live an independent life. The work tools and methods have been adapted to this goal. The clients of this facility are young people without families who are not able to live independently and make it in the conditions of regular life. In addition, their path to an independent life is complicated by the following problems - they have no self-confidence, they are lonely, easily abused, they have tendencies towards risky behavior and criminal acts. Some have insufficient education, which makes their entry into life and onto the job market more difficult. These problems can lead to social exclusion if they are not handled professionally.

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