ASTRA launches trainings for foster families of trafficking victims
The Serbian NGO ASTRA - Anti Trafficking Action kicked off a series of training programs for foster families of trafficking victims, entitled "Foster Family as a Place for the Recovery and Reintegration of Human Trafficking Victims".
ASTRA created the program for foster parents and professionals who provide support to foster families in cooperation with the Children and Youth Foster Care Center.
The first training, aimed at enabling foster care professionals and parents to work with trafficked children, took place on April 27 and 28 2012, and gathered participants from Belgrade and Kolubara District. Trainings should contribute to solving current problems in supporting and aiding victims of human trafficking, particularly improvement of social reintegration of minor victims. Social reintegration requires emotional support, adequate accomondation and protection, all of which foster families are well placed to provide.
ASTRA is a non-governmental organization dedicated to eradication of all forms of trafficking in human beings, especially in women and children, through a comprehensive approach to the problem, with the aim of eliminating this specific type of violence and affirming a society free of exploitation, violence, discrimination, economic and social inequalities.