St.Petersburg-based non-governmental organization 'Doctors to Children'

DTC's mission is to protect the rights of at-risk children and families, and provide them with access to quality social, psychological and medical services. DTC's goals include: (1) Forming policies and public opinion around the issues of at-risk children and families, (2) Decreasing the number of neglected and abandoned children and at-risk children and families through prevention and multidisciplinary interventions, and (3) Providing access to high-quality medical, social and psychological care to at-risk children and families. To achieve these goals, DTC employs the following strategies: (1) Advocating for the rights of at-risk children and families; (2) Providing direct comprehensive ass...
Dec 16, 2013

Latest news about MAMA+ project

volunteers and clients
volunteers and clients

World AIDS Day Action

Every year in early December, DTC jointly with Cosmetics traditionally hold an action devoted to the World AIDS Day. This year •• (Estée Lauder) volunteers visited DTC’s + Center again. The professional visagistes told the mothers about makeup specifics and gave them prompts for skin care, as well as engaged the women in a holiday makeup party.

The Estée Lauder Corporation and its brand osmetics provide support to DTC projects aimed at assisting HIV-affected women and children. “This is really a good tradition for us to hold the action jointly with M•A•C makeup designers on December 1,” says Olga Sukovatova, MAMA+ Project Coordinator. “All company employees, from visagistes to senior staff, are really concerned about the problem of HIV/AIDS”.

The World AIDS Day has been commemorated since 1988. In 1996, it was turned into a campaign against AIDS. In 2011-2015, the World AIDS Days will be held under the headline “Getting to a Zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS Deaths”.

Baby
Baby
Dec 16, 2013

Latest news about Denis and Ekaterina

Denis and Katya
Denis and Katya

Denis is nine months now. He has grown up a lot and feels good at the moment. The boy has taken two tests at the AIDS Center - all negative. We hope that he has no infection. Due to the project support, Katya regained documents and registered for government children’s allowances. All this time, Katya has been attending peer support groups regularly at the MAMA+ Center and working actively with the project psychologist.  Together with the project staff, Katya is trying to solve the housing problem, as her family of six is currently living in a one-room apartment. Denis is attending the local children’s outpatient hospital for monitoring. Due to special nutrition, his disbacteriosis and allergy have almost been cured. Katya was assisted in purchasing a crib and other things for her baby. The woman has improved the relationship with her partner – the boy’s father. Presently, they are living together, with the man working and taking care of them.

Now MAMA+ staff members are sure that the child will stay in his family. Katya and Denis will continue to receive the project assistance until the boy takes all HIV tests and examinations (usually up to the age one and a half years old). We will keep you informed of any changes in this family.

Thank you for your support!

 

Sep 30, 2013

Foster Family project report

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to update you on the latest news of the Foster Family Project.

In August, we conducted our regular School for Foster Parents training cycle. A total of 9 people completed the training and get ready to become foster parents. During this quarter, a total of 26 potential foster parents were provided with consultations by the project staff on family placement of children. Over the last 3 month, 5 children from government institutions were placed in foster families. Also, 23 families with 28 foster children have been provided with project support. The most common challenges faced by foster parents were child development and upbringing issues: What should foster parent do if a child refuses to eat? How to support a child if he/she has an emotional crisis or re-enacts past traumatic event? Should foster parent use punishments to stop bad behavior? These and many other issues were addressed by the Project staff.

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