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How to Empower and Strengthen Family [VIDEO]

How to Empower and Strengthen Family [VIDEO]

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In this sample đź“ą video lesson from JOURNEYHOME online training, we will go over some practical guidelines of empowering the family, how to negotiate fees, and determining what type of family assistance is needed.

In collaboration with Agape Childrens Ministry in Kenya, 1MILLIONHOME created free online training in Family Reunification. If this was helpful, register for the full course. Courses on JourneyHome are free and range in child welfare topics.

Family Strengthening Services

  •  FAMILY MONITORING AND BUILDING ATTACHMENT
    When children are in families, there are many ways as an organization to still know how they are doing. Case managers should be checking in on the child and family according to their vulnerability and risk-level. Case managers should work to build positive, caring, stable relationships between children and caregivers. Improving relationships within a family and community can have a lifelong impact. Building attachment with a primary caregiver or parent is a protective factor and will help that child overcome challenges or difficult experiences later in life. 
  • PARENT AND CARETAKER SUPPORT
    Investing in parents and empowering them directly impacts every child their care. There are many different ways to support parents directly like providing parenting trainings, economic empowerment support, professional development opportunities or access to jobs, advocacy services, connections to other community resources. 
  • COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS 
    One of the best interventions an organization can do is reconnect a child to their family, and that family, to their community. Many of the cultures that we have the privilege of working in have rich values for community and when given the opportunity, they will take care of their own. 

Resources to learn more

 

  • CAFO FAMILY STRENGTHENING COURSE

    In this eCourse, you will learn how to identify families that need support, build relationships with the families, work with a family to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and create a care plan and deliver services.

  • FAITH TO ACTION INITIATIVE TRANSITION MANUAL

    This Guidance Manual provides helpful information and tools for churches, faith-based organizations, donors, and others who are transitioning children’s care away from residential care to care within families.