Essential changes in Romania’s human rights for children – Positive effects for tens of thousands of children

Following our lobbying efforts aligned with ARFO (Romanian Without Orphans Alliance), the Romanian President issued the Decree to enforce the modifications brought to Law 272/2004 on Children’s Rights and Protection. The modifications contain procedural aspects designed to reduce bureaucracy in the child welfare system and to offer greater chances for abandoned children to experience life in…

Help for Ukraine + services for children and families in Romania

The war in Ukraine has brought many changes in current operations of Romanian NGOs, with an impact on their (at least) short-term goals. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the level of involvement we see in Romania regarding all types of refugee support and we are convinced that you were not indifferent either. Tzuby’s Kids  worked with…

Donations opportunity for Tzuby’s Kids Training Academy

The project we are raising funds for is a trauma-informed Academy for caregivers from public institutions, foster and adoptive parents, as well as volunteers working with children with a history of trauma. Last year we offered introductory sessions in trauma-informed caregiving to over 350 caregivers, volunteers, adoptive and foster parents. The training sessions have been delivered…

What is most needed by an adoptive parent?

We’ve recently had a camp for foster and adoptive parents in a secluded and picturesque settlement in Arges County. During this camp we were able to go into details concerning the competent care of children with a history of trauma. Participating families shared their experiences and we all left the camp enriched and refreshed. While…

Step by step: our first therapeutic camp for institutionalized children

During 25-29 July 2016, within a kids’ camp organized by Anchor of Hope Romania, we had our first opportunity to implement therapeutic principles for 40 children living in state-owned social apartments. Not less than 29 volunteers applied the TBRI principles. For each volunteer, a maximum of 2 children have been assigned to interact with during…

Caring for Caregivers: A Critical Component of Improving Childhood Wellbeing

Research and common knowledge both suggest that the most influential relationship in a child’s life is with his or her caregiver.  A strong caregiver relationship can limit the effects of trauma, increase a child’s confidence and independence, and empower a child to explore life from a safe base.  Therefore, caring for caregivers- and coaching them…

It helped me better understand the work I do!

Last week we organized an introductory session of TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention®) to better understand children with a history of trauma and help their healing. What’s special about this session is that it had been especially organised for employees of the social apartments owned by the Child Protection System of District 4, Bucharest. Almost 50…

Greetings on behalf of the Romanian children from India!

For Christmas, in a Bethlehem’s manger, God showed us what humility means: ” And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2, 12) Did you know that in Bucharest there is a district called India? Children who live here are truly…