Voices from the frontline

The Family Education and Support Program (FAF)

Spanish members of EurofamNet have developed this video that shows an example of good practices in supporting families at psychosocial risk in Spain. The Family Education and Support Programme is introduced, and the voices of parents that have benefited from this initiative express their experience and learning participating in this initiative.

Supporting families of young children through the “Growing up Together” programmes: Parents’ and practitioners’ voices

Centre for Parenting Support “Growing up Together” is coordinating a national, multidisciplinary and multisectorial network of practitioners from kindergartens, family centers and NGOs who are engaged in provision of universal and targeted parenting support and family support programmes to families with young children. Aiming to ensure that every child’s parents have access to psychosocial support responsive to their universal and specific needs and resources, development of the initial universal programme of 11 workshops with parents (“Growing up Together”), was followed by co-creation of programmes of workshops with parents of children with disabilities (“Growing up Together Plus”), vulnerable parents in adverse circumstances and their children (“Growing up Together – Count us In”), fathers ("Fathers' Club"), divorced fathers ("Growing up Together Goes On"), adoptive parents ("Growing up Together in a New Family"). In these two videos, programmes participants and practitioners who facilitate workshops share their views and experiences.

Family diversity and COVID-19: The voice of the professionals

Supporting Roma girls and families during COVID: the RoMoMatteR experience

RoMoMatteR is a transnational European initiative that aims to tackle gender discrimination by empowering Romani girls in Bulgaria, Romania and Spain. In this video, Romani teenage girls from Córdoba (Spain) advocate for their dreams and for the resources they need to achieve them, while they send their recommendations to their communities, policymakers and other key stakeholders. Local activists, families, members from grassroots organizations, policymakers and researchers explain the process and send their messages of support to Romani teenage girls to envision their own futures and equipping them with psychological, psychosocial and community strengths.

Family diversity and COVID-19: The voices of the families