WHY FAMILY AFFAIRS?
Homes are the centre of our communities. Yet often parents themselves feel overwhelmed, and feel unable to create nurturing spaces, given the stresses within their community and environment.
Family Affairs works with local CBOs and NPOs to offer positive parenting workshops, one-on-one counselling and ongoing support circles, so that parents – and their loved ones – can thrive.
The programme is endorsed by the Department of Social Development and the workshops are DSD-approved as part of their family-strengthening initiative.
WHAT WE DO
Parents and caregivers also have access to a registered social worker for one-on-one counselling and support services. The counselling builds on the topics from the parental skills sessions and also provides linkages to other types of support, such as assistance with social grants, trauma counselling, legal advice, etc.