Project: Wise Parenting
Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Target group: Children in alternative care
The Centre Aistenok is a pioneer in the area of support to foster families in Sverdlovsk region. With support from Childhood it will be able to further develop its capacity to provide training and support to foster families. Aistenok runs an open pre-school for foster parents and their children which both give the parents a chance to network and receive advice and support in their role as foster parents and is also a way to monitor the situation in the families in order to be able to intervene as soon as problems might occur.
The goals of the project are to increase the number of orphans placed in foster families and the number of potential foster parents, and prevent breakdown of placements through development of a service to support foster parents in Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region, strengthen parent-child relationships and improve the living conditions of foster families.