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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

BFPA starts working on a new project – ARIE - supported by the ERASMUS+ program

Sofia, March 2021

The Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA) is a partner in the first European project that encourages People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to implement regularly a system of aerobic exercises. The project was supposed to start in the beginning of 2020 but the Covid-19 pandemic postponed the start with one year. So ARIE will be implemented in 2021 and 2022, coordinated by ANLAIDS Lombardia  - an organization that was a partner of the Association under other projects  - for HIV  prevention, for creating an online informational system for Hepatitis B and C and for cervical cancer prevention. We are partners from  6 countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia), 7 organizations and over 30 experts. ARIE is an ambitious project to encourage participation in sports and physical activity of people living with the HIV infection and are on therapy, in line with EU recommendations and guidelines on physical activity.
The project intends to promote physical activity in the form of personalized paths, among people aged between 18 and 50 who live with HIV infection and who are under treatment, offering an innovative fitness protocol, and in order to involve them in moderate physical activity. Therefore, the project through the development of the protocol aims to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with awareness of the importance of physical activity for the benefit of health through greater participation in sport for all.
 
Online Meeting of LAP in Seeking Different Approaches to Work with Young People

Sofia, February 24, 2021

Another online meeting of Learning Action Partnership (LAP) took place on February 24th, 2021. The participants – guest colleagues from Center for Study of Democracy (CSD); representatives of BFPA, Know How Center for Alternative Care of NBU, BYRC, SAPI, Re-Act Association, ASC Foundation, NNHM and IOM – reviewed the progress of implementation of the so called ‘small projects’ in the frame of LAP. The short video representing the work of LAP was discussed and approved for use.
The special guests of the online meeting presented the campaign ‘Find Another Way’, directed against radical messages and actions of young people in internet. Safe Internet Center and Center for Study of Democracy, worked on the initiative for three years, presented results and conclusions from their online communicational campaign.
The main target groups of the project were young people 14-19 in Bulgaria. Their main goal – prevention of violence, connected with the extreme-right messages and reducing the vulnerability of young people towards extreme-right messages and propaganda. From CSD strived to work for reducing anti-minority attitudes and messages and violence against minority groups, they tried to present other, different points of view and to involve young people in constructive alternative causes via narratives for stimulating critical thinking and identifying fake messages.

 
A new project “Youth Voices, Youth Choices” of the Bulgarian Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health has been launched

Sofia, February 8-10, 2021

The first online meeting of the project “Youth Voices, Youth Choices” was held on February 8-10, 2021. The project "Youth Voices, Youth Choices" (2021-2023) is a 30-month international project implemented in Bulgaria by the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA). Partner organizations from Albania, BiH, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia will implement similar initiatives in their countries. The project is implemented with the coordinative role of the International Planned Parenthood Federation with the support of the programme for socially responsible business of the company MSD and aims to create more accessible and youth-friendly SRH services and information, paying special attention to the most vulnerable groups.

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