CreatingCare 

Creating a Safe Environment for Children in need in Foster Care 

Project description 

The CreatingCare project focuses on developing structures of social support and care to fit the needs of both professionals and foster families, namely by training professionals and enabling them with communication and recruitment skills and creating a support app for families. 

 

Objectives 

  • Analyze the needs of the professionals within the foster care system  
  • Create a tool with guidelines for a focus group to understand professionals’ perceptions and experiences in terms of recruitment and communication with foster families.  
  • Provide a practical tool for the professionals to engage all families and raise awareness in the community towards the need for foster careers and deinstitutionalization  
  • Train the professionals and improve their competencies of recruitment and communication with foster families  

 

Expected results 

  1. Tool for Understanding Professionals’ Perceptions and Experiences in terms of recruitment and communication with foster families
  2. Tool for Understanding Foster families’ needs, perceptions and experiences
  3. Family engagement tool
  4. Training course on communicating skills and strategies in the process of recruiting foster families
  5. App for foster families 

 

Promoter 

Universitaet Innsbruck Kentro Merimnas, Austria

 

Partners 

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre, Greece

European Association for Social Innovation, Romania 

Mise HERo s.r.o., Czech Republic

Amadora Inovation Em Unipessoal Lda, Portugal

Aproximar Cooperativa De Solidariedade Social, CRL, Portugal

San Giuseppe Onlus, Italy

Afeji Hauts-de-France, France

Compass – Beratung, Begleitung und Training Gemeinnützige GmbH, Austria

 

Timeframe

01/11/2021 – 01/11/2024 (36 months) 

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