The Role of Nonprofit Organizations and Volunteer Services in the Implementation of the National Strategy on Action for Children 2012–2017

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Abstract

We analysed the role of socially oriented NGOs and volunteer services in the implementation of the objectives of National Strategy for Action on Children 2012–2017 and priority activities in the provision of services to vulnerable children and their families. The article provides the examples of innovative social practices and technologies developed and implemented by NGOs, which become generally accepted, widely used, and codified later. We show the role of the nonprofit institutions for the implementing the international experience. There is an increasing of the role of socially oriented NGOs as a partner of the regional authorities in the formulation and implementation of social policy modernization in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation over the past few years, including the organi- zation of interdepartmental and multidisciplinary interaction. The paper provides detailed analysis of the significance of the volunteer institution in the creation of conditions for development and socialization of children-orphans and children with disabilities, to identify further relevant activities in the context of deinstitu- tionalization of children in different categories without parental care, and trans- ferred to family care forms. The analysis showed that effective socially oriented NGOs, volunteer movements and public sector hampered by inadequate legal framework, weak activity of charitable organizations at the municipal level, the uncertainty of the evaluation of the action of NGOs and its effectiveness (lack of evaluation criteria), lack of staff training system for NCOs, "the fear of the authorities” is to transfer certain functions and powers as the national partner, the false perception of NGOs as a source of wealth and additional resources.

General Information

Keywords: National Strategy for Action on Children, at-risk children and youth, orphans, orphanages, volunteers, vulnerable children, disabled children, social oriented NGO, volunteer institution, social partnership, interagency relationship and cooperation, social practices

Journal rubric: Non-profit Organizations in Implementation of the National Strategy on Action for Children

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2016210115

For citation: Semya G.V., Telitsyna A.Yu. The Role of Nonprofit Organizations and Volunteer Services in the Implementation of the National Strategy on Action for Children 2012–2017. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2016. Vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 168–183. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2016210115. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Galina V. Semya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of Developmental Psychology named after Professor L.F. Obukhova" Faculty of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Professor of the Department of Psychological Anthropology of the Institute of Childhood of the Moscow Pedagogical State University., Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9583-8698, e-mail: gvsemia@yandex.ru

Aleksandra Y. Telitsyna, PhD in Biology, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector, Associate Professor, School of Politics and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0186-3989, e-mail: atelitsyna@hse.ru

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