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 Stories from the ghetto

True stories from the practice of four health mediators from different parts of Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 Unconditonal love 

Unconditional love

The texts in this book present in first person the stories of the grandparents of the authors. Writing the stories down is a part of the process of realizing personal storytelling as an ability to send messages, manifestation of courage for change and breaking of prejudice.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Handbook for self-help groups

Health and sexual education in vulnerable communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Algorythm

For prevention of sexual exploitation of children and young people in institutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handbook cover

 

Prevention of sexual exploitation of children

Handbook for professionals, working in institutions and with children at risk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURVIVAL GUIDE 

Survival Guidebook (or not) for the positive

A collection of true stories of people living with HIV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handbook

 

Handbook on prevention, treatment and referral to healthcare

Blood- and sexually transmitted infections and diseases in prisons - features, course, behaviour and protection

Legal aspects of the access to healthcare of prisoners and detainees

 

 

 

 

Analysis

 

Final report on the "Prisons Without Risk" project

Recommendations, analysis of the proliferation of diseases and developed resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advice

 

Practical advice and recommendations for the management and staff of prisons in Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KMS Trainers 

Handbook for intermediaries

CONTENTS

About the manual
Topics and appropriate exercises
Implementing changes into the organization – avoiding and coping with violence
Exercises
Knowing the target group
Legislation and rights
Values and attitude
Knowledge about sex, sexuality and other concepts, connected with SRHR
Communicative and consulting skills
Evaluating

 

 

 

KMS YPWLD

 

Handbook for young people with learning disabilities

CONTENTS

About the manual
Educational sessions for young people with learning disabilities – good practices
Methodology for session implementation
Developing plan for education on questions of health and sexuality education of young people with learning disabilities
Topics for debating and appropriate exercices
What do we need to know about our body?
Borders and protection
Sex, sexuality and relations
Safe sex

 

 

 

KMS Good practices 

Handbook for good practices

CONTENTS

Introduction
Ensuring understanding and support from the organizations, knowing own strengths and identifying partner organizations:
Building up capacity and knowledge in the organization:
Developing programme for educators of young people with learning disabilities:
Developing and facilitating programme for YPLD about health education and protection from sexual abuse:
Good practices list
Applications
References

 

 

 

Professionals
 

Just like the others

Professionals' manual

Contents

1. Why this Toolkit?
2. Sexual development of children with an illness or physical disability
3. Sexual problems of young people with an illness or physical disability
4. What can you, as professional, do?
5. Talking about sexuality and relationships with young people
6. Sexual and relational education
7. Youth participation
8. Support to parents
9. Mobilising the institution

 

 

Parents

 

Just like the others

Parents' manual

Contents

1. How could parents benefit from this guide?
2. Sexual education: What exactly does it involve?
3. Sexual education: How do you do it?
4. A good discussion
5. Transgressive behaviour?
6. Independent?!
7. The impact of an illness or disability
8. Causes of sexual problems
9. What do schools & institutions do?
10. Handy websites for parents & youngsters

 

 

Young people

 

Just like the others

Young people's manual

Contents
1. News
2. Sexologist E. Kruijver takes the floor
3. Facts & figures
4. Talking about sex
5. You are totally sexy
6. Useful tips about sex, illness and disabilities
7. Everything about sexual problems
8. Ins & outs
9. Disabilities and relationships: the story of Bart
10. Child rehabilitation psychologist D. Wiegerink takes the floor

 

 

Booklet BG 

On vaccines and vaccinations

The main goal of the present manual is to arm with basic knowledge on vaccines health specialists – RHI experts, general practitioners, pediatricians, medical students, nurses, health mediators – about vaccines in general and also specifically about mandatory vaccinations.  Recommendatory vaccines have also been mentioned – like the flu vaccines, the cervical cancer vaccine, the rotavirus vaccine. The attention is also drawn to vaccinations when travelling (Hepatitis A vaccine) due to the increasing trips of Bulgarian citizens to exotic destinations, to which their immune system is unaccustomed.
With this issue the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association hopes to answer the multitude of questions posed by parents, teachers, NGO representatives, media, and other helping professions specialists about the benefits, effects and tolerance towards modern vaccines.

The full text of the issue in Bulgarian can be found here
 

 

 

  Prevention EN Prevention of human trafficking among Roma minority group

1. Specifics of the Roma Community and General Characteristics of Marginalisation. Traditions, beliefs and customs of the community.  Cveta Petkova, National Network of Health Mediators.
2. Specifics of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Roma Community. Risks, mechanisms of involvement in trafficking (specific to the target group), public attitudes to the victims of trafficking in the roma community (news, media and surveys).
Denitsa Boeva, National Commission for Combating trafficking in Human Beings.
3. Placement of Abandoned Children from Vulnerable Communities In residential Institutions. Main approaches for work in Roma communities. Health prevention and campaigns, reproductive health, maternal and child healthcare, social aspects in the prevention of child abandonment. Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, HIV and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections).   Ventzislav Kirkov, Bulgarian Family Planning Association.
4. Drug Distribution and Related Problems in the Roma Community.
Dr. Borislav Stanchev, M.D., Head of Prevention Unit, "Prevention" Directorate, Municipality of Varna.
5. Preventive Approches for Work in Roma Community. Prevention of re-traffic. 
Ilian Rizov, "Sauchastie" Non-government organization.

If you are interested in this edition, please contact us

Prevention FR

 Prevention de la traite d'etres humains au sein de la minorite Rom

 1. Les specificites de la communaute rom et les ingredients de la marginalisation. Traditions, croyances et couturnes de Ia communaute.  Tsveta Petkova, Reseau national des mediateurs de sante
2. Specificites de Ia traite d'etres humains au sein des communautes rom. Risques, mecanismes specifiques aux groupes cibles impliques clans les trafics, perception par la societe des victimes de Ia traite d'etres humains issues de Ia communaute rom (selon les etudes et publications parues clans les medias).  Denitsa Boeva, Commission Nationale de lutte contre la traite d'etres humains
3. L'abandon dans des institutions d'enfants issus de communauts vulnerables. Principales demarches de travail au sein d'une communaute rom. Prevention et campagnes sanitaires, sante reproductive, protection sanitaire maternelle et infantile, aspects sociaux de la prevention de ('abandon, tuberculose, hepatite B et C, Sida et autres maladies sexuellement transmissibles (MST).  Ventsislav Kirkov, Association bulgare pour le planning familial
4. Distribution des stupefiants illicites et problemes afferents au sein de la communaute rom
Dr. Borislav Stanchev, Chef du secteur "Prevention'; direction "Prevention" a la municipalite de Varna 
5. Approche de Ia prevention de Ia traite d'etres humains annartenant a la communaute rom. Prevention du risque de traite repetee
Ilian Rizov, Association Sauchastie, ville de Varna

 

Guidelines

 

 

Medical and service delivery guidelines

We present the third revised edition of "Medical and service delivery guidelines" by the Internatinal Planned Parenthood Federation. The handbbok is meant for SRH service providers and aims at improving their knowledge and skills and to guarantee they will satisfy the needs of their clients. In order to achieve that, the information in the handbook is backed up with research results, it is acceptable for its potential users and legislatively updated. It is written in a way which allows it to be adapted to the needs and abilities of different social groups.

 

 

 

 

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Latest news

How Health Knowledge to Get to Roma Communities

Dolna Banya, July 5-7, 2022

After two days fulfilling work on leadership and advocacy with unbelievable roma young people from Lom, Dupnitsa and Byala Slatina problems in respective communities were identified. Discussions in searching the best decisions were led; image of the target groups and stakeholders was created and the needed communication skills on leading a successful campaign were discussed. Role plays, practical cases and individual video presentations with messages were commented.
The health mediators Tanya Kirilova from Lom, Daniela Ljubenova from Dupnitza and Mirena Bocheva from Byala Slatina are real mentors for the young people from the communities they work for. The three of them, together with Dr. Rada Stamenkova, Pavlina Filipova and Ralitsa Zgalevska from BFPA team actively contributed to support the motivated and well-prepared young people, enthusiastic to advocate for better health of people from their communities. In the coming months the team will continue to work on building their capacity as leaders and to help them with expertise and guidelines.

 
ARIE project coordination meeting

Ljubljana, June 24, 2022

On June 24, a reporting and coordination meeting on the ARIE project, supported by the ERASMUS+ program of the EU was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project coordinators, from the 6 organizations from the participating countries - the project leader Italy, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria (BFPA is the Bulgarian project partner), Romania and the host of the meeting Slovenia. The previous activities carried out in individual countries were discussed: dissemination of the methodology and pilot training of end users – people living with HIV (PLHIV). The representatives of the individual countries talked about the difficulties and obstacles in the implementation of the activities, and then shared their successes, passing on valuable experience to the other participants. Future actions on the project and deadlines for their implementation were identified.

 
BFPA supports parents' and teachers’ communities in Pasarel in their search for the right communication channels with children and adolescents

Pasarel, June 11, 2022

The primary school in the village of Pasarel hosted a meeting between parents, teachers and representatives of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) Dr. Rada Stamenkova and Ralitsa Zgalevska on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The director Ivaylo Kiskinov and the school psychologist Nadezhda Dedova, on whose initiative the event took place, were also at the vivid discussion, planned as a two-hour but prolonged three-hours without break - there were many questions, long answers, shared opinions, personal stories, observations and experience exchanged. It was about how to talk with children for growing up before they reach puberty, how to prepare them for the changes ahead, how to stay calm and confident as they go through the challenges of this specific and difficult age; how to stay in touch with them without avoiding awkward questions and at the same time not manipulating the information they receive, together with enhancing the ability to identify fake news on Internet.

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