RSCC

The reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) is a residential facility catering to the less fortunate children who are abandoned, orphaned, abused, maltreatment, exploited and neglected. It is being operated by the DSWD Field Office-9 in partnership with the Foundation for the Development of Children, Inc. (FDCI), with support and donations from various NGOs, benevolent individuals, the business sector, the academe, some foreign institutions/ dignitaries as well as the City Government of Zamboanga.

 

The center provides alternative parental care to children in especially difficult circumstances whose parents are unable to provide for their basic needs, temporarily or permanently, brought about by problems of relationship, illness, extreme poverty, lack of parenting preparation, etc. aggravated by lack of family support.

 

Clientele category

Dependent child – one who is without a parent, guardian or custodian, or one whose parents, guardian or other custodian for good cause desires to be relieved of his care and custody and is dependent upon the public support.

 

Abandoned Child – one who has no parental care or guardianship, or whose parents or guardians have deserted him for a period of atleast six (6) continuous months

 

Neglected Child – one whose basic needs have been deliberately unattended or inadequate ly attended. Neglect may occur in two ways: Physical and emotional.

 

Services:

 

Social Services – provision of social welfare interventions like home visits, individual case study/ family assessment, referral for alternative care, play therapy and other psycho-social services for children

Homelife Services – provision of the wholesome homelife atmosphere where basic needs of children are met;  Houseparents are employed to provide substitute parental care to children.

Dietary Services – provision of adequate food to meet nutritional needs of wards; Regular monitoring of the Agency’s Nutritionist/ Dietitian.

Health/ Medical Services – provision of basic health care and referral to other medical/ health facilities as need arises; conduct of regular medical check-ups and immunization of children; the center maintains an in-house nurse and an agency physician also visit the center one a week.

 

Psychological Services – conduct of psychological testing for children five years and above to determine their psychological needs and the provision of appropriate intervention; and agency psychologist conduct weekly visits in the center.

 

Early Childhood Care and Development – a Day Care Center, with an in-house Day Care Worker is being operated by the center to provide for the pre-school education of the children.

 

Socio-cultural/ Recreational Services – opportunities for recreational activities like field trips, picnics/ outings, indoor and outdoor games; a playground is also available within the center compound for the use of the children.

 

Spiritual Services – respect for the child’s family religion; observance of religious practices like baptism for the Christians and Pag-gunting for the Muslim Children

 

Admission Requirements

 

Eligible for admission to the center are children 0-6 years old who are abandoned, orphaned, abused, maltreated, exploited and neglected referred to the center.

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