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From the year 1994 the NGO “Středisko náhradní rodinné péče” (Organisation for substitutional parental care) focuses on supporting children who have gone through difficult life situations because they for various reasons lost their own biological families.  

The primary goal of the organization NRP is to promote and support all kinds of substitutional family care for children who have lost their homes. The long term vision is to support changes which would lead to a transformation of the whole system so the children would no longer be placed into institutional care. 

The main services are primarily intended to help individuals who are interested in caring for a child through the foster care system and adoption and to provide the necessary support. Our services focus on the family support of adoptive or foster care families covering all their needs. 

How can we help you?

  • We can help you clarify how you imagine alternative parenting.
  • We can help you get insight into the specific needs of children in alternative family care.
  • We can explain the process of mediation of alternative family care.
  • We can give counsel on legal matters related to the adoption process.
  • We can give particular advice and support during the acceptance period and adaptation of the child to the family (companion service).
  • We can give counsel on matters related to self-identity of a child in alternative family care, to adoption of other children into the family, to relationships in the wider family or to matters related to raising your child and her/his education.
  • We can give you support when negotiating with authorities, schools and other institutions.
  • We can arrange contact with other adoptive families within group sessions.
  • We can provide you with specialized publications and materials which you can borrow.

Counciling

When? On work days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For whom? For candidates for alterative family care, adoptive parents, adopted children, siblings in the family of an adopted child, wider family and foster parents.

How can we help you?

  • We can help you clarify how you imagine alternative parenting.
  • We can help you get insight into the specific needs of children in alternative family care.
  • We can explain the process of mediation of alternative family care.
  • We can give counsel on legal matters related to the adoption process.
  • We can give particular advice and support during the acceptance period and adaptation of the child to the family (companion service).
  • We can give counsel on matters related to self-identity of a child in alternative family care, to adoption of other children into the family, to relationships in the wider family or to matters related to raising your child and her/his education.
  • We can give you support when negotiating with authorities, schools and other institutions.
  • We can arrange contact with other adoptive families within group sessions.
  • We can provide you with specialized publications and materials which you can borrow.

How can I get the services?

  • In person at the SNRP, in other places according to the particular activity, at your home.
  • By phone, electronically.
  • You can get the services anonymously. A personal anonymous consultation is possible only one time. (Personal consultations are available only after previous arrangement.)

What is the price of the services?
Counseling is provided free of charge.

Who performs the services? 
SNRP staff, external professional associates

Group meetings

Who arranges this service? SNRP staff, external professional associates and trained SNRP volunteers. Booking in advance is necessary to participate. You can take part only in particular sessions. Foster parents may get a confirmation about participation in an educational program.

Meetings of interested persons and candidates for alternative family care

When? A couple of times a year; from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where? Cafe Therapy, Prague.
For whom? For anyone interested, or for candidates for adoptive or foster care.
What to expect? You can meet people who have direct experience with alternative family care. Our guests are adoptive parents, temporary foster parents or adults who grew up as adopted or foster children. They will share their personal experiences and particular stories, which can show that nothing is black and white, and every experience is unique.
Any restrictions? An open group. SNRP registration is not necessary. You may remain anonymous. Children are not allowed to take part in this program.
Price? Free of charge.

Morning club

When? A couple of times a year; from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where? Playroom of the Jedlička´s Institute (Jedličkův ústav)
For whom? For candidates, adoptive parents, adopted children, siblings in the family of an adopted child, wider family and foster parents.
What to expect? An informal meeting which includes the sharing of experiences in raising children in alternative family care and experiences about their development.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients. This is not a closed group. Children are welcome. No age restrictions. At this morning time, pre-school children usually take part in the club. There is care for the children in an available space which enables them to be in contact with their parents.
Price? For candidates and adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, 300 CZK.*

Afternoon club

When? A couple of times a year; from 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where? At SNRP.

Other programs

Sand tray therapy for children and adults

When? By agreement.
Where? At SNRP.
For whom? For all adoptive families, and for foster families as space allows.
What to expect? At the safe location of a sand tray, you can gain an insight into your world; you can organize your feelings, thoughts, needs, relationships; you can become aware of your experiences. Focusing on the HERE and NOW.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients.
Price? For adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, 250 CZK/session.*

Psychological diagnostics of the child and psychological counseling

When? According to availability of the psychologist.
Where? At SNRP.
For whom? For all adoptive families, and for foster families as space allows.
What to expect? Psychological diagnostics of the child. Counseling may include advice about a later start at school, changing schools, etc. Follow-up psychological counseling.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients.
Price? For adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, psychological diagnostics is 2 000 CZK*, psychological counseling is 400 CZK/hour*

Art-therapy cycle for families

When? Every other weekend
Where? At SNRP.
For whom? For all adoptive families, and for foster families as space allows.
What to expect? A cycle of 5 sessions focuses on supporting relationships and communication within the family.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients.
Price? For adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, 4 500 CZK/the whole cycle.*

VIG (Video Interaction Guidance) cycle for families

When? By agreement with the VIG lecturer.
Where? At client´s home.
For whom? For all adoptive families, and for foster families as space allows.
What to expect? A cycle of 10 sessions includes recording and follow-up analysis of the records with the VIG lecturer. Support on raising concerns. Insight into the needs of your child.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients.
Price? For adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, 10 500 CZK/the whole cycle.*

Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients. This is not a closed group. Children can participate according to space at SNRP.
Price? For candidates and adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, 375 CZK.*

Full-day family meeting

When? Usually once a year.
Where? Different places in Prague.
For whom? For all adoptive families, and for foster families as space allows.
What to expect? Space where you can share your experiences in alternative family care. A specialized lecture for parents on a topic given in advance.
Separate program for children.
Activities included in this program help your children to develop their social and communication skills. Some activities will help them support their identity and enable them to start new friendships.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients. This is not a closed group. The program is provided for children aged approximately from 3 to 14 years based on SNRP capacity.
Price? For adoptive parents, free of charge; for foster parents, 150 CZK/educational hour.*

Stay for parents and pre-school children

When? Once a year from Wednesday to Sunday.
Where? At Dům rodin (House of Families) in Smečno.
For whom? For adoptive families; for foster families as space allows.
What to expect? In a space full of understanding, you can share experiences, stories, and your pleasures and pains of daily life with children in alternative family care. The program for children is adapted to their age and to the needs of all participants.
Any restrictions? For registered SNRP clients. This is not a closed group.
Price? According to the financial resources of SNRP; for foster parents, 150 CZK/educational hour.

* The prices for the foster parents might be adjusted according to their needs and according to the SNRP financial resources and capacity.
** The group sessions are mostly in Czech language.

Publications

Adopce.com - Guide of a Substitutional Parental Care

Workbook for Children EXPEDITION CORONA 2020

Contact

Středisko náhradní rodinné péče, spolek
Jelení 91/7, 118 00 Praha 1

Infolinka: 725 756 505
E-mail: info@nahradnirodina.cz

Mgr. Tereza Landová, senior social worker: +420 603 248 021
tereza.landova@nahradnirodina.cz