Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families

by Children In Families Organization
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Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
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Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
Helping Children Grow Up In Loving Families
CIF's second campaign (Kompong Chhnang)
CIF's second campaign (Kompong Chhnang)

Hello,

 

Thank you for your continued support of Children in Families.

Children in Families exists to place vulnerable children in loving families. We do this by supporting families with parenting skills, financial support and regular case meetings with our social workers. We also do that by helping orphanages reintegrate children and talking to groups about the harms of volunteering in orphanages. 

On International Children’s Day, Children in Families started conducting a campaign in Kandal province to raise awareness of “the importance of growing up in a family and of alternative care services” that we and our Family Care First offer. With the success of the first campaign, Children in Families hosted the second campaign in Kampong Chhnang province, which received even greater success, to the delight of our hard-working staff. 

Since May, Children in Families has submitted 17 Domestic Adoption cases to the court and seven of them got approval while the rest is on its way.  This is considered one of CIF’s main achievements to be able to provide children in our Foster to Adopt Project their permanency in a loving family. 

Recently, we conducted a Child Protection training, attended by our staff members from all the provinces our organization is located in, such as Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Siem Reap and Battambong. This training is conducted annually so as to improve staff awareness of child abuse and to prevent any acts from occurring as well as to report and seeks appropriate response through our Child Response Team. 

In March, ABLE project has welcomed two new members to their team: Chet and Bridget. Chet is our new physiotherapist, a current student of Physiotherapy for the Bachelor of Bridging Program. Bridget, our newest volunteer for the ABLE project, has joined us as an Educational Psychologist. We have finally formed up a more effective team in order to provide more relevant support to children with special needs where resources are still scarce.

Up to date, with the support you have contributed through this platform and from supporters around the world, Children in Families could better serve 386 vulnerable children where 114 are supported in loving Foster Care families, 272 are preserved with biological and kinship families instead of orphanages which among them, 56 are children with special needs and two are in Emergency Care. 

Thanks once again for making a better difference through Children In Families. 

CIF's first campaign (Kandal)
CIF's first campaign (Kandal)
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Hi

Thank you for your continued support of Children in Families.

Children in Families exists to place vulnerable children in loving families. We do this by supporting families with parenting skills, financial support and regular case meetings with our social workers. We also do this by helping orphanages reintegrate children and talking to groups about the harms of volunteering in orphanages.

Recently, CIF was invited to host a learning exchange, where other like-minded organisations could meet together to reflect on what we have learnt as an organisation from our experience of running foster care, kinship care and the ABLE project over the last 10 years. We were grateful to be able to reflect and share with other social workers and managers who share our passion to see children grow up in healthy loving families.

Our Rok Kern team continued this shared learning in April, talking to 2 visiting mission trip teams and 2 Cambodian based volunteer organisations about the issues surrounding orphanage voluntourism in Cambodia and how they as western visitors and volunteers can best support vulnerable children.

And of course, our social work staff  have worked hard these last few months to support the children they work with, accept new kinship care, foster care and emergency care referrals and to place these children in loving homes, accepting of them and their disabilities.

Our Outreach team has also been following up children who they have reintegrated back into families and working with them to set goals for their future. We have been featuring the Outreach team on our blog this month and you can find out more about their work here:

The Who: Meet Dy Neout who leads the team in this interview.

The What: In this article we explore what reintegration involves and what values should drive this process and

The How: This article explores the process that our team uses to reintegrate children to their families.

 Thank you for your continued support of the work of CIF.

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Training with Community leaders
Training with Community leaders

Hi

Over the last few months, our staff at CIF have been focusing on working with our communities to create safe places where children can thrive and grow, in supported, loving families.  Each month each program runs different training events in our communities. With our families, these events include training on hygiene and dental care, nutrition and healthy eating, and the importance of supporting children in their education. We also run training for on positive parenting with our caregivers and on recognising abuse with parents, children and wider community leaders.

 

During December, CIF was invited to run workshops with the community leaders in Svay Rieng Province. We met with public school leaders, commune and village chiefs, local police officers and CIF foster parents to explore how trauma informed practice can create safe communities for children.  

 

We believe that it is partnership with the local communities and with people like you who support our work is vital. It takes a village to raise a child, and with your support, the villages we work with can be supported to be safe and healthy places for children to thrive. By supporting the networks around the families, we support our caregivers and our children can grow up in loving families, where they belong.

 

Leak, our Foster Care project manager, summed it up like this: I like working at CIF because they have helped a lot of children such as those with disabilities and those neglected by family or relatives. CIF helps place children with a family that can provide them with love, enough food and safety." To find out more about why Leak is motivated continue his work at CIF, follow our facebook page and keep an eye out for the interview with Leak coming soon.

 

Thank you for being part of the village supporting the children in our care

The CIF Team

Community leaders join in trauma informed workshop
Community leaders join in trauma informed workshop
Leak meets with one of the children
Leak meets with one of the children
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Children In Families Organization

Location: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
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Lynny Sor
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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