THE RIGHT OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN TO HEALTHY MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Project aims to support building a healthy identity for children aged 0-6 growing up in foster families or families excluded from the mainstream. Every child has the right to know their true-life story (where they came from, how they came into the world).
The risk factors for vulnerable children during their identity development is: the lack of parental competencies, insufficient support for parents especially the lack of specific educational tools for modern healthy childrearing, insufficient support for families with specific needs in the field of vulnerable children’s healthy mental development.
By giving intensive support, training and networking to organizations helping (foster, unconventional, alternative) parents who are responsible for childrearing, we aim to empower vulnerable children to actively promote their right to self-determination, build their healthy identity and better prepare for adulthood.
The main target group are civil society organizations and vulnerable families (especially foster, incomplete and homoparental), for which it is necessary to support the environment and competences for building a healthy children's identity...
The project is being supported by the Open Society Fund Prague from the Active Citizens Fund. The programme promotes citizens’ active participation in the public life and decision making and builds capacities of civil society organizations. It promotes respect of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the respect for human rights including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. Active Citizens Fund came to the Czech Republic in September 2019 with the goal to support CSOs regardless of their size and experience. It is operated by the Open Society Fund Prague, Committee of Good Will - the Olga Havel Foundation and Scout Institute. The Active Citizens Fund is financed from EEA and Norway Grants 2014–2021. With EEA Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute towards a reduction in economic and social disparity and the strengthening of mutual cooperation in Europe. One of the important objectives of the programme is strengthening bilateral cooperation between donor and beneficiary states through financial contributions in specified priority sectors. It supports bilateral relations between the donor states Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein and the Czech Republic.