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EFFECTS OF GLOBAL RESEARCH ON LOCAL CHILD POLICIES AND CARE PRACTICES A. LESSONS LEARNED FROM RESEARCH BASED INTERVENTIONS B.DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING.

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1 EFFECTS OF GLOBAL RESEARCH ON LOCAL CHILD POLICIES AND CARE PRACTICES A. LESSONS LEARNED FROM RESEARCH BASED INTERVENTIONS B.DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING CAREGIVER TRAINING PROGRAMS FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents EUSARF 2014 PRESENTER: Niels Peter Rygaard Clinical Psychologist, auth. by DPA, Denmark. ISSPD & WAIMH member.

2 Theory, practice, and organizational development of care: Romanian Estonian German Spanish Italian Portuguese French Turkish (and Russian, unpublished)

3 Children without parents: The Invisible People Globally: some 100 mio. children grow up without parental care. 8 mio. in orphanages. (urbanization, poverty, migration, disease) Europe: children - younger than three in public care: More than 80 % have live parents! 50 % children never get a job - many suffer from lifelong problems. Why is the outcome of public and NGO care so poor?

4 LACK OF CONNECTIONS BETWEEN: Building a system for quality care requires cooperation between: FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents Caregivers and their leaders Government policy makers Researcher in quality care

5 LESSONS LEARNED FROM GLOBAL INTERVENTIONS PRESENTER SUMMED UP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERVENTION AND EDUCATION PROJECTS FOR CARE SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. FROM THE SPECIAL ISSUE OF INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL MARCH 2014: (EDS): MCCALL, GROARK AND RYGAARD: COURTESY OF WAIMH, EUSARF PARTICIPANTS CAN REQUIRE A FREE PDF COPY OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE, MAIL TO RYGAARD AT FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents

6 QUICK OVERVIEW OF RESULTS The type of placement is in fact less important than the quality of care. Caregivers and their leaders should: Receive formal education and training. Offer the child long term parental style relations with caregivers. Be able to stimulate babies and toddlers. See child as a valued member of the family group. Perceive themselves a parental figures. Help child to be a valued member in a group of peers. Reduce violence in peer groups. Include and respect the child’s biological parents. FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents

7 THE FREE ONLINE BASED TRAINING PROGRAMS SINCE 2006, PRESENTER CREATED AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF RESEARCHERS, TO DESIGN OPEN SOURCE BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL, ORPHANAGE AND FOSTER CARE SYSTEMS. GOAL: TO OFFER GOVERNMENTS, CARE UNITS AND NGOs A TOOL FOR TRAINING CAREGIVERS IN RESEARCH BASED PRINCIPLES OF CARE FOR CHILDREN WITHOUT CONTACT WITH PARENTS , THE PROGRAMS WERE TESTED IN 12 EU COUNTRIES THANKS TO GRANT OF EUROS, AND LAUNCHED IN MANY EU LANGUAGE VERSIONS. NOW, WORKS TO SPREAD VERSIONS TO ALL DEVELOPING COUNTRIES – FREE OF COST, AND IN LOCAL LANGUAGE VERSIONS. PLEASE SEE SITE.WWW.FAIRSTARTGLOBAL.COM HERE ARE SOME LINKS SHOWING OUR PHILOSOPHY AND WORK: FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents

8 SITE AND EXAMPLES Web: Video: Rygaard describes the situation of kids without parental care, research network, and project mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-b9LwHp86g E-book about Asian versions tested in pilot project in Indonesia: Examples: Local partners describe our cooperation FairstartGlobal: A. Randolph Oudemans, Singapore CEO, founder of NGO REACTIndonesia: B. CEO of foster care Estonia, Jane Snaith: FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents

9 Implementation of training Fair Start is a 15 session online based program for training groups of caregivers, only requiring a local instructor, internet and projector. And as many staff meetings, participants implement between sessions.Applying a learning-at-the-workplace-model. Tested to operate in any culture, and designed to educate large numbers of underprivileged caregiver groups. Based on extensive international research, now running in Indonesia as a pilot study for Asian version (Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Japanese professionals already translated the programs, and we will implement along the way) Programs are free of charge, we provide trainer’s training programs. FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents

10 Groups of foster carers use the program Frontline caregivers worldwide live in very different cultures and work circumstances. This is why each online training session starts with research demonstrated frames of understanding in practice (f.ex. The three insecure attachment behaviors, or the five behavior dimensions of secure caregiving) In the second step of each group session, participants are offered a frame for discussing HOW to practice in their daily work with the children. Participants become active designers of new practices. They are encouraged to video the changes they have decided. Next session starts with a joint evaluation of work between sessions.The middle and last sessions are evaluation discussions, making child care development a dialogue based way of working and enhancing the self-esteem and cooperational skills of staff and leader. FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents

11 Sessions in the training – From individual to organizational skills Level 1: The individual caregiver life story and the individual child Level 2: Stimulation and neurological development Level 3:The relation and attachment between caregiver and foster care child Level 4: Creating the secure child group Level 5: Creating the secure institution Level 6: Breaking down barriers between the foster care units and the local community, and helping youth with transition. Please see site for the various programversions, these are the core elements FairstartGloba l Quality care for children without parents


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