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.