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CHILD AND FAMILY LIFE TRANSFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Both children and families are vulnerable and constantly exposed to the hazards of their social environment. While the primary function of the family is to take care and protect the children, pressing limitations and crises hinder the realization of such. The Child and Family Life Transformation and Development Program (CFLTDP) is an intervention to strengthen the foundation of children and their family, alleviating stresses, resolving conflicts and augmenting their basic needs.
The program reinforces the family’s role in nurturing children and advocates the promotion of child’s welfare. It also enables the children and their family to achieve their potentials and foster transformation in assuming their roles as catalysts of change in their respective communities. Moreover, the program brings together concerned stakeholders in the community through collaborative efforts to ensure that the children’s rights are recognized, protected and promoted.
I. CHILD NURTURING AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This is child-focused program component that promotes healthy and holistic growth and development of every child. Under this component, various interventions to address specific age groups and needs are identified, which include:
A. Early Childhood Care and Development Center (ECCDC). This provides free preschool education to the less privileged children ages 3 to below 5 years old. The objective of this program is to respond to the developmental gaps and needs of the children. The Center instills spiritual and moral values using the curriculum anchored on the Christian perspective.
B. Educational Assistance/Child Sponsorship Program (EACSP). This program extends assistance to elementary pupils and high school students who are studying in the public schools. Support includes: school needs such as school supplies and projects, uniforms, school allowances, etc.
C. e-Learning and Academic Tutorial Center (for Elementary & High School Students). This is designed to reinforce the academic needs of students who attend the public schools. It facilitates free use of materials, books, computers and internet, etc. to comply with their research requirements and other school projects.
D. Christian Nurture, Values Reorientation and Personal Equipping. This involves provision of capability-building opportunities like seminars, training workshops or symposium to enhance the child’s knowledge, attitude and skills. Sessions focus on Values Formation, Leadership Training, Child Participation, Child Rights, Personality Development, Love and Courtship, and the like.
E. Health and Nutrition. This provides free medical and dental services through regular and periodic medical and dental missions and consultations. Pre-school pupils or those under the ECCDC program undergo daily feeding program for the entire school year and a year-long supply of vitamins. For the school year 2011-2012, the feeding program is being sponsored by Hungry Juan and the multivitamins are sponsored by the University of the Philippines’ Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority Alumni Association.
F. Socio-cultural, Sports, Fellowship and Socialization Activities. This program consists of various interpersonal sessions and other learning opportunities centered on Christian and practical perspectives. This also discovers and enhance the artistic talents of the children, thus, encouraging them to pursue their dreams according to their inherent gifts.
G. Psycho-social and Paralegal Assistance/ Referral (as the need arises)
II. FAMILY EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This component is geared toward the enrichment of family relationships, effective performance of parental roles and responsibilities and the upliftment of the spiritual, physical and psychosocial well-being of family members, especially the parents, to ensure that every child is brought up in a safe, secure, God-fearing and loving home environment. Interventions include:
A. Capacity Building and Enrichment Program. This defines and illuminates responsible parenthood, human sexuality and male and female fertility. The advantages of natural family planning method and of artificial contraception are also presented. The stages of child development and how parents can support the child at every stage are likewise discussed. This is further designed to improve the parenting skills of the biological and surrogate parents. It serves as a helping tool for the parents to better understand themselves as persons and as parents. The challenges and stressors in a family life are presented as well.
B. Health and Nutrition. This provides the importance of good nutrition, discusses the food pyramid, proper hygiene and good health habits. Also included are topics on some common diseases and their prevention as well as the importance of proper immunization.
C. Livelihood and Employment Assistance Program. This discusses the importance of livelihood and skills training as well as business opportunities that parents can venture into. This also gives guidance and support through brief pre-employment seminars to job seekers and facilitates referral as suitable job opportunity arises.
D. Christian Nurture and Values Formation Program. A Bible–based Program that focuses on the condition of man, God’s forgiveness, grace and love and the importance of having a relationship with Christ, etc. This program is implemented in strong partnership with the local church where the families are situated.
III. CASE MANAGEMENT
A. Social Casework
B. Individual Case Profiling Activities Include:
1. Interview and Visitation
3. Case Work Documentation and other Social Work Activities
IV. ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
A. Partnership-Building and Resource Mobilization
1. Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign. This aims at presenting the challenge and promoting the cause or mission of the foundation to community assets that include various individuals, business groups, the local government units, civic organizations and churches.
2. Advocacy and Networking. This highlights the involvement of Alay Pag-asa to aggressively pursue an agenda calling the attention of the stakeholders, local government policymakers, the business community and the public of the existing plight of the children in the community, mobilize support and resources for the projects and facilitate the formulation and adoption of child-friendly policy and legislation.
3. Community Engagement/Community Outreach. This facilitates relationship-building and expansion of partnerships with individuals, business groups, academe, government and civic organizations and churches with the purpose of reaching out to children-at risk while being aware of the plight of this sector of the society.
4. Resource Mobilization and Income Generating Projects. These are endeavors and activities designed for resource generation in order to sustain the ministry needs of the foundation.