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IOCC made a grant to Federation Filantropia, a social ministry of the Romanian Orthodox Church (ROC), to develop and certify a specialized training curriculum for social workers to help them obtain the skills they need to work with underserved children. The ROC has over 95 child daycare centers and some 40 kindergartens and after-school programs for kids. This project will train more than 100 social workers to assist children with special needs and those in need of particular social support. After completing the curriculum, professionals will have expertise in legal and social counseling for families, supervising and guiding children’s educational process, developing a personalized plan for each child, advocating for a child's interests, preparing psychosocial and physical profiles of the children, and integrating the children into their communities. Federation Filantropia has now certified its new curriculum, and the first cohort of social workers completed training in mid-November.