Increasing the capacity of SPOC by creating a support system for children, experiencing grief.


Increasing the capacity of SPOC by creating a support system for children, experiencing grief.

Activity 3: “Increasing the capacity of SPOC by creating a support system for children, experiencing grief.” has been launched. Focused on the exchange and exploration of the Norwegian practice and know-how for work with the specific needs of the adolescents, experiencing grief- including methods for mutual help and experience, gained through the fieldwork with children from various cultures. At the same time, two experts from SPOC conducted a survey of best foreign practices, aiming at adapting an effective psychosocial system for prevention.

This activity also includes:

  • Setting up a psychosocial system for working with adolescents and their relatives.
  • Development of a program for support and conducting therapies of children and youth, experiencing grief.
  • Development of a methodology for introducing the program to experts and specialists from other NGOs and representatives of public institutions.


An exchange of practices and experience with the Norwegian partner Voksne for Barn within the activity has been carried out in Oslo, Norway. In the scope of the visit there were three experts from SPOC- Albena Drobachka, Rayna Sokolova and Mariya Yurukova. The exchange of practices was carried out in the scope of the visit between 15 and 18 September 2015. The aim of the visit was acquaintance with tbe Norwagian practice and exploring its know-how for work with children and adolescents, experiencing grief.

On September, 15 the first of the four meetings with experts from the Norwegian partner was held. It started out with introduction of the organizations and the participating experts. All goals, activities and priorities, along with the forthcoming activities under Activity 3 were presented.

The second joint meeting took place on 16 September at the office of Voksne for Barn. There, the profile of the experts who had filled out and returned back the inquiry card via e-mail and all results from the the survey, carried out under Activity 1: “How do we understand grief, how to consult?” were put before the Norwegian partner. The generated results were discussed, along with the mutual psychosocial system for support of children and adolescents, experiencing grief, the experts’ profile, to whom the developed system will be distributed and the scale and the approach for its implementation on Bulgarain soil. For that purpose, the experts from SPOC presented to the Norwegian partners the condition of the school system in Bulgaria and the support, which is provisioned to the childtren, experiencing grief. The differences between the Bulgarian and theNorwegian practices has been discussed.

On 17 September, at the office of the partners the discussion for creation of a psychosocial system was continued. The detailed methodoology and a program was discussed. The experts from Voksne for Barn presented to us their experiemce in the development of similar documents and their implementation.

On 18 September was carried out the final meeting. All deadlines was specified and appointed. The future work under the other activities on the project was also deliberated.


Photos from the work meetings in Oslo, Norway:

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The project “Increasing the capacity of SPOC through the development of a support system for children that are experiencing grief” is funded by The NGO support program in Bulgaria under the Financial mechanism of the European economic area 2009-2014

The methods used by Norwegian foreign experts to overcome grief are suitable for children and youth.

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