European Family Lab
Family Group Conferencing - a right and opportunity for every person and every family

Tulip Foundation will present the approach Family Group Conferencing as a right and opportunity for every person and every family in the Breakfast Bites series organised by COFACE Families Europe on 14 September.

The COVID-19 pandemic remained us once again that in difficult times people turn to other people for support. Each family is unique with its own culture, personalities, history. Each family has its happy moments and difficult times. Families are usually able to cope with various problems with children, young people, and parents by themselves. The family is a natural protective system. Humans need to be part of group/community, in which they receive support and contribute while having control over their lives. There are also cases when professional help from institutions or services is necessary. Family group conferencing makes the bridge. It is a way to find solutions to various problems as children, parents, members of the extended family, friends come together to make a plan. It allows people to restore and strengthen relationships and build practical support schemes for their children, parents, communities. The problems could be related to health, poverty, unemployment, child care, social exclusion, relations, racism, domestic violence, education, crime, mental health, care for older people, etc. Tulip Foundation introduced the approach in Bulgaria a few years ago. The presentation includes the principles and the practice of Family Group Conferencing, the fields of life in which it is used as a powerful tool in prevention, early / crisis intervention, and the effects on children and families. It is a rights-based model in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This webinar is in English language. It is part of our Breakfast Bytes series which belongs to our European Family Lab. The Lab aims to bring the wide expertise of our members in supporting families on the frontline. We invite you to tune in and join the discussions on various topics. The full programme can be found here and registration here.

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