Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, FICE Bulgaria continues to support child and youth care professionals (CYSPs) across the country through online activities - training and supervision.
Child and youth care workers were among the people who continued to work during the crisis, caring for children and youth 24 hours a day. Their normal day-to-day work is associated with high levels of stress, due to the responsibility to safeguard their clients' life, health and wellbeing. During the pandemic these stress levels became much higher. FICE Bulgaria offered online supervision - a process where CYCPs received professional guidance and emotional support.
On the other hand, due to restrictions for holding public events, FICE Bulgaria had to stop its regular training activity and move all trainings online. Since the beginning of May 2020, the organization has held 12 online training sessions on topics, such as: Case work, Children's behavior, Biographical methods in working working with children - Lifebook for youth, Quality of social services for children and youth, Remelka - a methodology for teaching Maths and Social competences to children with educational difficulties, Children's rights in practice, Parent capacity assessment tool, Attachment and values - protective factors in working with children in conflict with the law, etc.
In the meantime, FICE Bulgaria continues its work on national and international projects.The organization has submitted several projects that are awaiting their evaluation. In 2020 FICE Bulgaria was selected for the implementation of another Erasmus + KA1 Mobility project in the field of Adult Education - Quality4Care in partnership with IKJ – Institut für Kinder- und Jugendhilfe in Mainz. The aim of this project is increasing the capacity of FICE-Bulgaria to provide trainings for adults on the topic of quality in social services to the professionals working in the field.