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Book launch Kitezh

24th January 2009

Dear All
Please see below an invitation to the launch of "Kitezh: a Community
Approach to Raising Children in Russia".
Best wishes


Invite you to the UK launch of the book
Kitezh: a Community Approach to Raising Children in Russia

with a presentation by the author and founder of the Kitezh Community
Dimitry Morozov

A unique opportunity to share the challenges and joys of this inspiring
community for foster children. David Dean OBE, therapeutic education
consultant to Kitezh for the last ten years will be at the presentation.

1st April 2009 6.30pm drinks for 7.00pm start

CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EE (Southwark Tube Station)

Places are limited!
To reserve a seat please reply to Ecologia Youth Trust by 6th March at
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In his new book "Kitezh: a Community Approach to Raising Children in
Russia" Dimitry Morozov explains his thinking from first principles to the
years of patient organic growth which followed to impact positively on the
lives of many troubled young people. In this account of the birth and
development of Kitezh children�s community, Morozov describes how a group
of families living together devote themselves to the care and
rehabilitation of orphaned children. The challenges and joys of this
experiment in living are related in an informal style to make complex
ideas accessible.

Morozov says: �However unusual conditions in Russia, and especially in
Kitezh, may be, we have been able to develop methods and procedures for
working with difficult children that can help not only professionals
working in children�s institutions or foster parents, but also parents of
�normal�, non-dysfunctional families. This book deals with how a child�s
consciousness is formed and how we, as parents, can love our children in
the right way: by preparing them for life in the real world.�

Central to Morozov�s philosophy is the concept of a child�s �image of the
world� as the lens through which all experience is filtered. A negative
image of the world must be changed before the child can change and grow.
At Kitezh this is done through love, education, support, discipline and
honest feedback. The combination of a loving family environment coupled
with professional psychotherapeutic techniques within beautiful
surroundings is a potent mixture that provides hope for even the most
damaged children.

Kitezh is an international associate of the Charterhouse Group of
Therapeutic Communities, UK.

Kitezh, A Community Approach to Raising Children in Russia is available
from Ecologia Youth Trust for �12.99 + �2.00 postage

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