In the Odessa region, the first patron tutors were trained

15 February 2019, 15:00
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In the Odessa region, five families successfully completed a course of study at patronage educators. After getting recommendations, they will be arranged for children who, due to difficult life circumstances, can not temporarily live with their parents. This became known during the final meeting in the Odessa Regional State Administration.

"Four months ago we began to introduce a new form of family upbringing - a patronage over a child. Five families out of nine went through a thorough selection and a full course of study. The best specialists trained for them 120 hours of training sessions, in particular, at their place of residence. The training of patron educators is a complicated but extremely necessary work in the process of reforming institutions for institutional care of children, "said the deputy chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Vitaliy Svichinsky.

It is worth mentioning that this is a comprehensive service, which provides for temporary care, education and rehabilitation of a child in the family of a patron teacher during the period of overcoming the child, her parents or other legal representatives of difficult life circumstances. In the Odessa region, the first will be provided by residents of the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, as well as Nikolayev and Tatarbunarsky districts.

In turn, Director of the Odessa Regional Center for Social Services for the Children and Youth Family, Emma Andreasyan, said that training for the next candidates could begin in April 2019. "This will happen if the group is formed, that is, the local authorities should do their utmost to ensure that the candidates are sent to study," she emphasized. As before, the primary selection of candidates will be carried out by rayon, city centers and services for children of the region.

Patronage tutors during the meeting also received certificates from the regional organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine. This document confirms that each of them has undergone a course of medical assistance to children according to international standards. In general, the training of candidates at the Odessa Regional Center for Social Services for the Family of Children and Youth was carried out by national trainers with the involvement of a Certified Specialist of the International Charitable Organization "Partnership for Every Child" from Cherkasy Oblast.

Recall Odessa region has become one of 17 regions of Ukraine, where training of candidates for patronage educators has begun.