Strengthening families is an essential part of our goals, and this is why we emphasise heavily on it. The family is a child’s first point of contact with society. As we have discovered on numerous occasions, the positive first contact is enough on most occasions, and subsequent contacts with the wider society will only positively reinforce the values that a child has acquired from family. The physical health, emotional wellbeing, and mental cognition of a child can all be determined by the family. The recognition of this has been a major drive for our family-oriented programs
At Tasmania Together, our goal is to build a better and safer community for the Tasmanian people. Achieving this requires that safety and security be guaranteed at the smallest level of socialisation, which is the family. As parts of our efforts to ensure this, we organise several relationship education and family skills training programs that provide individual families with the needed skill to function efficiently. The programs cover comprehensive counselling, education, and training, for both spouses and children and focus on the use of nonviolent and non-confrontational means for preventing conflicts within families.
However, we understand that conflicts cannot be completely prevented and at times, there is a need to disagree on specific issues before a more beneficial agreement can be reached. In such situations, family-skills training helps people to resolve conflicts amicably in the general interest of every member of the family.
These programs have helped many to develop strong and valuable relationships and prevent conflicts which can lead to broken families. In this way, it is a preventative intervention. The programs have both short and long term effects. On the short term, the parents are trained in parenting and relationship skills; thus, they are able to build a united and functional family. The long-term effect is that the parents transfer these skills to their children. In this way, the skills become generational, helping to create functional family units and solidifying the significance of these values in society.
Although the education and skills training programs are in varieties, they all have similar features which include:
- Parenting and relationships education and skills training using evidence-based methods
- Educating parents to improve their understanding of children’s development.
- Peer to peer support among the parents as well as support from our staff
- Providing services and opportunities that will better improve family functioning.
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