Dialogic literary gatherings in class: new approaches to the education of refugee, migrant children and such from vulnerable social groups

This paper will offer observations on the implementation of the educational practices of dialogic literary gathering and reading buddies at the 66th Philip Stanislavov School, Sofia, Bulgaria in the context of the REFUGE-ED project. It will offer case studies from different high school classes where refugee children, as well as children with mixed ethnic backgrounds […]

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Unaccompanied Foreign Minors in Bulgaria: In the Limbo between the New and Old Homes

This paper aims to contribute to our understanding of how children and young people adapt and move when placed in Safety Zones for unaccompanied minors in two RRCs in Sofia – Voenna Rampa and Ovcha Kupel. The study presents the findings of the implementation process led by a team of representatives from the REFUGE-ED project […]

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REFUGE-ED will improve the academic performance, emotional well-being and social integration of refugee children

In 2021, the paper published in the Academic Bulletin ‘The Refugees: Today and Tomorrow’ introduces the Bulgarian public to the aims of the research project REFUGE-ED (H2020) and its upcoming implementation in the five pilot sites in Bulgaria. It describes the REFUGE-ED Consortium and the main activities that will be implemented in the frame of […]

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Interactive processes and practices contributing to the mental health of unaccompanied refugee children from Afghanistan

The article discusses the work carried out by a team of representatives from the REFUGE-ED project and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with unaccompanied minors (UAMs) from Afghanistan. The children were accommodated in the Safety Zone, which caters to unaccompanied minors seeking international protection, at the Registration and Reception Center ‘Voenna Rampa’ of the […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Facilitator Handbook 2. Workshop tracks.

The children’s resilience programme aims to enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and protection of children. Children’s resilience programmes can be run in schools or in other community-based groups and can be integrated into the classroom curriculum or conducted as activities outside the classroom. The facilitator handbooks have been developed for facilitators, field coordinators and programme managers […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Programme Managers Handbook.

The children’s resilience programme recognizes that children’s wellbeing is influenced by their interaction with their parents and caregivers, their peers and with others in their community environment. The programme therefore covers all these areas of children’s lives to help improve their wellbeing and their resilience. This is done through children’s workshops that focus on supporting […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Programme Managers Handbook.

The children’s resilience programme recognizes that children’s wellbeing is influenced by their interaction with their parents and caregivers, their peers and with others in their community environment. The programme therefore covers all these areas of children’s lives to help improve their wellbeing and their resilience. This is done through children’s workshops that focus on supporting […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Understanding Children’s Wellbeing.

The children’s resilience programme recognises that children’s wellbeing is influenced by their interaction with their parents and caregivers, their peers and with others in their community environment. The programme therefore covers all these areas of children’s lives to help improve their wellbeing and their resilience. This booklet can be used as a stand-alone resource or […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Facilitator Handbook 1. Getting Started.

The children’s resilience programme aims to enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and protection of children. The programme recognises the key role of parents and other caregivers, teachers and community providers and seeks to equip them in the care and protection of the children in their communities. Children’s resilience programmes can be run in schools or in […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Facilitator Handbook 2. Workshop tracks.

The children’s resilience programme aims to enhance the psychosocial wellbeing and protection of children. The programme recognises the key role of parents and other caregivers, teachers and community providers and seeks to equip them in the care and protection of the children in their communities. Children’s resilience programmes can be run in schools or in […]

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The Children’s Resilience Programme. Understanding Children’s Wellbeing.

The children’s resilience programme recognises that children’s wellbeing is influenced by their interaction with their parents and caregivers, their peers and with others in their community environment. The programme therefore covers all these areas of children’s lives to help improve their wellbeing and their resilience. This booklet can be used as a stand-alone resource or […]

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I Support My Friends

“I Support My Friends” is peer to peer psychological first aid that is specifically adapted for training children and adolescents (9-17 years old) to support their friends in distress, under the mentorship and guidance of trusted adults. […]

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Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners

The Save the Children Psychological First Aid Training Manual for Child Practitioners is a set of skills and competences that help staff reduce the initial distress of children caused by accidents, natural disasters, conflicts and other critical incidents. Although the overall focus in this training manual is on children, the training also contains activities on […]

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The Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation

The Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation is a package of guidance, tools, activities, and supplies to support adolescents ages 10-18, especially those who are affected by humanitarian crises. The Kit aims to bring about positive change in adolescents’ lives through arts and innovation. The activities offer adolescents the chance to express themselves, experiment, solve […]

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