Center of Family and Parenthood Development "My Home"

The goal of the Training Center is to help overcome the problem of child abandonment in Kherson and crisis situations in family environment through training activities. Training activities are aimed at:
  • raising the level of knowledge and the potential of parents to raise their children (adoptive parents, guardians, foster parents, caregivers);
  • training volunteers who work with families and children in difficult or crisis circumstances;
  • increasing the professional competence of professionals in the area of children's rights protection, first of all, employees of social services centers and employees of the system of educational institutionsBased on “My Home” experience in training activities (it has been working in the area of childhood protection in the southern region for more than 15 years”, NGO "Center of Family and Parenthood Development  “My Home” provides training in the following programs:

“Providing a Reliable Base: The Basis for Successful Care”



The training was developed by NGO Care in Action in accordance with the model provided by the University of East England in partnership with the International Leadership Development Center.


12 hours

This program reveals the essence of “Reliable Base” model, which is based on attachment theory and the principles of therapeutic care for children who have suffered abuse, separation or loss. Most children will experience the impact of this experience to a certain extent throughout their lives.

The model combines methods of care that increase children's sense of security and build resilience. This approach to parenting helps children treat themselves and others better and overcome life's difficulties.


The goal of care in this model is to teach parents how to use these methods in accordance with the model components to help children gradually increase their sense of security and resilience.

The model is also based on scientific research. Key studies were conducted by Gillian Schofield and Mary Beech (since 1997) at the University of East England.

Reliable base includes five components of care (sympathy, accessibility, acceptance, collaboration, family belonging) that interact with one another to develop the capacity to effectively care for children who have been affected by abuse and neglect. Provided techniques that fit each component help adults adjust their emotions to help the child feel trust. This model gives the opportunity to help children feel capable, needed, accepted and confident family members.

 The purpose of this training program is to increase competence in developing the ability to care for a child; provide parents with methods thanks to which children will feel loving care; provide parents with the knowledge they need to successfully overcome problematic situations with their children.

Program duration: 12 hours (2 days), without breaks.

«Key Aspects of Helping Orphans and Children Deprived of Parental Care»

18 hours


Safety, well-being and permanance for the child are the top priorities of child protection professionals, adoptive parents, foster parents and guardians. That is why anyone who touches the life of children deprived of parental love should understand their traumatic experience and its impact on the child's development, attachment and behavior. The training program "Key Aspects of Helping Orphans and Children Deprived of Parental Care" is designed to train child protection professionals and foster parents and master the knowledge and skills to help create a healing environment! 

Target audience:

Foster parents, caregivers, social educators, social workers, psychologists, volunteers and church ministers.

Program Content:

Module 1

6 hours

Helping children who have experienced trauma: 

•                    Definition of terms «trauma» and «stress»

•                    Impact of trauma on the physical and mental development of the child

•                    Emotional problems of children who have experienced trauma

•                    Behavioral problems of children who have experienced trauma

•                    Methods of helping children who have experienced trauma

Module 2

6 hours

Helping children who have attachment disorders:

•                    What is attachment?

•                    Mechanisms of forming attachment

•                    Healthy attachment

•                    Types of attachment disorders

•                    Assessment and development of strong attachment

•                    Causes of attachment disorders

•                    Consequences of attachment disorders

•                     Possible ways to help children who have attachment disorders

Module 3

6 hours

Discipline: how to handle problematic behavior of a child?

•                    Definition of "discipline"

•                    Purpose and objectives of discipline

•                    Ways of disciplining

•                    Child's behavior

•                    Myths and facts about parenting

•                    Ineffective methods of raising children

•                    Effective methods of raising children

«Safety and well-being of children in the community»

36 hours

Relevance: Can we, parents, professionals, objectively asses the level of safety (or danger) a child is in? is it enough for a child to live in a safe environment: to be fed, dressed and not abused? Or maybe children need more  – to live in the environment of well-being? Are all children in the community raised in the environment of well-being? Do we treat children as full participants of their own lives? What should the community do for all children to feel safe in it? How can the community strengthen families so that they can take care of their children? How can each child in the community be raised in a family, be ready for life, grow and develop and eventually become a full member of the community? In order to ensure the safety and well-being of children in the community, it is necessary to create a systematic approach to the development of community-based social services. The task of social workers is to implement best practices in the area of child protection, taking into account their needs, interests and their voice in making decisions about their own lives. Such practices should be based on the leading domestic and international experience, value of children and families.

Target audience:

This program is designed for foster parents and professionals in the area of children's rights protection.

Program Content:

1 module

6 hours

Child protection system:

•                    Conceptual frameworks for child protection activities

•                    Legal fundamentals of the child protection system

•                    Participation of children and young people as a principle of safety and well-being

2 module

6 hours

Family support and parent support programs:

•                    Family development stages and support needed

•                    Parent support programs

•                    Family support system

3 module

12 hours

Family forms of child placement in Ukraine:

•                    Selection and training of candidates for family forms of child placement

•                    Family and child matching

•                    Placing a child in a family and adaptation

4 module

6 hours

Planning for independent life and supporting children and young people in the process of leaving care:

•                    Support system for children and young people in the process of transition to independent life

•                    Preparing children for transition to independent life

•                    Assessment and planning for the transition to independent life

5 module

6 hours

Participation of children and young people in making decisions about their lives:

•                    The concept of participation of children and young people

•                    Safe involvement of children and young people

•                    Stages and strategies for involving children and young people

•                    Methods of involving children and young people

«School of married life»

20 hours

Relevance: The problem of divorce in Ukraine is very acute, and a strong family is the cornerstone of a strong society. The number of divorces is increasing and the number of single mothers is increasing in Ukraine. According to statistics, 61% of families fall apart. 70% of children live in single parent families. And the attachment of a child to both mother and father is the foundation for building family relationships in the future. The solution to this problem is through teaching couples the principles of building a happy family.

Target audience:

Teens, young people, couples who are about to get married, young families.

Program content:

1 module

2 hours

Family fundamentals.



Love and infatuation. Love languages.



Conflicts and how to prevent them. The art of communication.



Steps to perception and intimacy.



Maturity in family relationship.



Basic needs of spouses.



The importance of forgiveness in family relationship.



Pregnancy planning. Pregnancy. Abortion and its consequences.



Relationships with parents. Budget planning.

10 module


Civil marriage. Church marriage.

«Основи соціального супроводу сімей у складних життєвих обставинах»Актуальність: Зараз 104 тис. дітей-сиріт знаходиться у 774 інтернатних закладах. 97 тис. з них – це соціальні сироти. Тобто діти, у яких є батьки, але по різним причинам: соціальним, економічним та морально-психологічним, вони не виконують батьківських функцій. Тільки в Херсонській області за офіційними даними 2015 року таких сімей близько 4 тисяч і в них проживає більш ніж 7 тисяч дітей.

У зв’язку з такою ситуацією в Україні ГО "Центр розвитку сім`ї та батьківства «Мій Дім» пропонує зосередитись на допомозі сім'ям, які є потенційними "постачальниками" своїх дітей до інтернатів. Тому пропонуємо програму навчання волонтерів, які отримають якісні знання для роботи з саме такими сім’ями.

Цільова аудиторія:

Волонтери, які працюють з сім’ями у складних життєвих обставинах.

Зміст програми:

1 модуль


Основи соціальної роботи з сім’ями у громаді.  Робота волонтерів:

•                    Поняття соціальної роботи  та роль  громади в організації та впровадженні соціальної роботи з дітьми та сім’ями

•                    Законодавчі (нормативні) та етичні норми роботи волонтера

•                    Етапи соціальної роботи з сім’ями з дітьми. 

2 модуль


Загальна характеристика сімей, які опинилися у складних життєвих обставинах:

•                    Складні життєві обставини: сутність і характеристики.

•                    Індикатори визначення складних життєвих обставин.

Особливості державної підтримки сімей, які опинилися у складних життєвих обставинах.


3 модуль


Огляд базових  технологій соціальної роботи:

•                    Ведення випадку як базова технологія соціальної роботи

•                    Оцінка потреб дитини та її сім’ї  як ключовий етап ведення випадку . Загальна характеристика різних видів оцінки

4 модуль


Практика здійснення соціального супроводу  сімей, які опинилися у складних життєвих обставинах:

•                    Методи діагностики сім’ї у процесі здійснення оцінки потреб

•                    Планування, форми та методи роботи з членами сім’ї під час ведення випадку.

Видається посвідчення волонтера Обласного центру соціальних служб у справах сім’ї, дітей та молоді на рік.

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МЦРЛ, Heartland, БО Партнерство «Кожній дитині», ОЦСССДМ, Інститут розвитку дитини (Литл), LUMUS.

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