Child Protection > FAR Children's Center

FAR Children’s Center

Goal

The goal of the project is to provide a safe haven for at-risk children through a process of prevention, protection, and recovery.

    Objectives
    The objectives are:
  • To contribute to child protection through lobbying, advocacy, and application of social technologies
  • To provide short-term rehabilitation services to children such as shelter, care, psycho-social, medical, and legal assistance
  • To contribute to capacity building of child protection specialists
  • To increase public awareness of children’s issues in Armenia

    Types of Services
  • Social work: assessment, evaluation, and counseling for the child and family
  • Healthcare service: examination on site and at medical centers, with a treatment, and follow up
  • Psychological therapy: evaluation and counseling for the child and family
  • Art therapy: studio art sessions to foster self-expression and creativity
  • Social pedagogical support: individual and group sessions to develop cognitive and behavioral skills, interpersonal communication, and intellectual capacity
  • Police support: 24 hour legal and emergency services
  • Parental skills development
  • Parental skills development
  • Vocational education
  • Shelter and crisis intervention
  • Hotline and helpline service
  • Provision of social assistance packages children and families at risk

Date of Inception
2000

Coordinators
Dr. Mira Antonyan, Children Support Center Foundation Executive Director

    Partners
  • UNICEF
  • Child Protection Network
  • Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Justice
  • Police
  • Armenian Apostolic Church
  • Municipalities in Yerevan and marzes
  • Yerevan State University
  • Armenian Association of Social Workers
  • Commission on Trusteeship and guardianship
  • Schools (general, vocational, boarding)
  • Ombudsmen Office
  • Other local governance bodies involved in Child Protection

Average Annual budget
$ 250 000

    Number of Beneficiaries (last 3 years)
  • 1896 beneficiaries in 2011
  • 2612 beneficiaries in 2012
  • 4044 beneficiaries in 2013