Medical & Social Support
A family that is or is likely to be found in poverty
- is unable to resolve children health problems
- is facing social and welfare problems, eg issue procedure of neediness booklet, social allowances etc.
- has to deal with troubles on the overall behavior of children and behavior problems at school.
- must manage learning problems of children
- is experiencing social exclusion
Thus, apart from the material help, the family needs a multilateral support.
Taking that in consideration, «The Smile of the Child» staffed with qualified personnel, social workers and psychologists, provides holistic support to the family, covering all its needs.
Sometimes is necessary to "educate" the parents so to act efficiently and to assume the responsibilities corresponding to them.
The applicable process is versatile, expertise is required and the support project is considered successful when the family support is completed within a reasonable time (specific criteria, evaluation).
Our Social Workers and Psychologists conduct home visits in order to have a complete and detailed view of the family needs and conditions in which they live.
Communication with each family is effected on a consistent time basis by an "online Communication" procedure.
In addition to the other requirements, the material support is carried on a steady monthly basis, except in emergencies.
However, it is important to note that every family is different, so the support we provide is adjusted according to each family needs.
Our objective is to put the family back on track so to be able to run its course without support.
«The Smile of the Child» implements the child support action, addressed to children who live or is likely to be in poverty, since 1997.