Prevention of Child Abandonment
SOS Programme’s area of prevention of child abandonment is implemented through two units: Family Strengthening Unit and Counseling Center for Children and Families at Risk.
Family Strengthening: this unit currently supports over 205 parents with more than 428 children, with an aim to prevent separation of the family and ensure that every child grows in a loving family environment. Through various psycho-social, educative, health and advocacy activities, we ensure that children have access to essential services, which protect their wellbeing; Support parents in building parental capacity and their independence by ensuring that they protect and care for their children’s wellbeing; Advocate towards the community to react in situations when the family is at risk of separation. Currently, we are working in four locations: Matiçan, Vranjevc, Fushë Kosovë and Graçanicë.
Counseling Center for Children and Families at Risk: Counseling Center started its work in the beginning of 2014, with the aim to offer services to families at risk of disintegration and those in need. Center offers integrated services to fulfill all the needs of community in support, backing and stimulation of further development of children and families by providing services in psychological and pedagogical field of its professional multi discipline team. Center also focuses on early childhood development and education. This kind of center is the first one in Prishtina and reaches successfully default number of beneficiaries, as a result of access, services and professionalism during this year.