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1 What are the goals of forming social support networks for trafficked children?

2 Goals To take care of the child and protect him outside of the center or shelter. To take care of the child and protect him outside of the center or shelter. To help the child rebuild relationships with those he loves but has lost because of tragedy To help the child rebuild relationships with those he loves but has lost because of tragedy To find possibilities of long-term solutions for each individual case To find possibilities of long-term solutions for each individual case To support the child during the period of adaptation to independent life To support the child during the period of adaptation to independent life

3 Reaching the Goals Diagnosis of social support networks Diagnosis of social support networks Analysis of social support networks Analysis of social support networks Collecting additional information Collecting additional information Forming motivation toward rebuilding contacts Forming motivation toward rebuilding contacts Assistance in rebuilding old contacts Assistance in rebuilding old contacts Assistance in establishing new contacts Assistance in establishing new contacts Reinforcement and maintenance of social support networks Reinforcement and maintenance of social support networks

4 Analysis of Support Network Analysis of social support networks through the use of nonstandard tools in the following categories : Analysis of social support networks through the use of nonstandard tools in the following categories : Family Family Relatives Relatives Friends Friends Acquaintances Acquaintances Specialists Specialists Important Adults Important Adults For each category, the specialist asks the child to name people that were important to him in the past and that are important now. In each category, the past is discussed with the child first, then the present.

5 Social Support Network (Family ) Child

6 Sample Social Support Network of a Child in a Shelter Ivan I. Others Social Institution Specialists Friends Relatives Family School Caregiver Social worker Medical Staff Alexei psychologist Teacher Porter Oleg Irina Orphanage Cook Therapist Trainer aun t Grandmother Sister guardian

7 Assessment of Social Support Network of a Child in a Shelter Ivan I. Others Social Institution Specialists Friends Relatives Family School Caregiver Social worker Medical Staff Alexei ++ Psychologist + Teacher + Porter +++ Oleg ++ Irina ++++ Orphanage Cook + Therapist ++ Trainer ++++ Aunt +++ Grandmother +++ Sister ++ Guardian +

8 Important People Ivan Grandmother Porter Trainer Aunt Irina

9 Identifying Important People IvanSupportAssessment Impor- tant people 1. family 2. friends 3. relatives 4. teacher 5. others Contact duration Who shows initiative? Provides Information al Support? Consoles ? Provides Material Support? How much do you trust? 1. Week 2. Month 3. Year 4. More 1. Myself 2. Both 3. Others 1.Almost always 2.Some times3.Always 1.Almost always2.Sometimes3.Always always 2.Sometime s 3.Always 1 Not Much 2 Trust 3 Trust Fully Ira Vasya

10 Inventory of Risks Associated With Certain Friends Friend's Name Encounters with Police? Spare time? How interesting is it to spend time with him? Is it dangerous to spend time with him? 1. Almost never 2. Often 3. I do not know 1. Sport and other 2. Computer at home 2. Computer at home 3. Nothing 4. Drinking (addictive beh.) 4. Drinking (addictive beh.) 1. Very interesting 2. Interesting 3. Alright but not very interesting 1. Very Dan. 2. Dangerous 3. Absolutely not dangerous 4. I do not know Sergey1224 Sasha2334

11 Reinforcing Social Support Networks Determine who to invite first Determine who to invite first Motivate person to attend meeting Motivate person to attend meeting Establish contact with person from Important People list Establish contact with person from Important People list Visit those on the Important People list Visit those on the Important People list Discuss their support of the child Discuss their support of the child If necessary, expand the support network to include more people If necessary, expand the support network to include more people

12 Establishing Contact Determine what kind of support is needed Determine what kind of support is needed Establish contact (also possible through contacting other participants). Establish contact (also possible through contacting other participants). Make a phone call Make a phone call Visit or schedule a meeting Visit or schedule a meeting Discuss type of support (indicate boundaries) Discuss type of support (indicate boundaries) Discuss frequency and intensity of support Discuss frequency and intensity of support Conclude and sign the agreement Conclude and sign the agreement Discuss possible cases of agreement violation Discuss possible cases of agreement violation

13 The Specialists Role in Cases Where Child Has Difficulties Establishing Contact (Discussion) Present questions that discussion participants would like to discuss Present questions that discussion participants would like to discuss Prepare the days agenda Prepare the days agenda Set up rule of taking turns in speaking out during the discussion Set up rule of taking turns in speaking out during the discussion Sum up main points of discussion Sum up main points of discussion Reflect on the emotions Reflect on the emotions Set an example Set an example Engage the child who has difficulty making contact through verbal or nonverbal cues. Engage the child who has difficulty making contact through verbal or nonverbal cues.

14 Reinforcing Support Network Maintaining old contacts: Assessment of the support provided Assessment of the support provided Creating a plan for reinforcing social support networks Creating a plan for reinforcing social support networks Establishing an agreement Establishing an agreement Improving relationships, resolving conflicts Improving relationships, resolving conflicts Intensification of weaker contacts Establishing new contacts


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