Attachment Assistants

Attachment assistantsThe WWO One-to-One Attachment Assistant Program creates an individualized relationship between a trusting adult from the local community and an orphan or at-risk child, with the goal of supporting the child’s development and healthy attachment through a consistent relationship with a caring adult. One adult is matched with one or two children (of chronological or developmental age 0 to7 years) to provide 2 hours of individualized attention and care each day, for five days a week. The children live in alternative care setting with no identified primary care figure in the community or limited access to their primary caregiver.

The program is implemented in the homes for children ages 3 to 7 Nadezhda Ruse and Detelina Pleven, as well as the home for children aged 0 to 3 in Debelets.