online course

SURE START: WORK IN CENTERS WITH FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

Do you work with families with children aged 0 to 3 (6)* who are experiencing crisis? Do you want to know effective methods and tools to help families overcome the crisis?
Then this course is for you!

*this refers to working with families with children under the age of 6 when there is no preschool in the community

THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR:

host organization for internally displaced people

social service providers for families with children

employees of daycare centers or shelters for families with children

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those who plan and organize social services in the community

You need this course, if you

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you are head or employee of a governmental or non-governmental organization that works with internally displaced families with children aged 0 to 3-6 years

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you don’t have enough knowledge of working with families in crisis and difficult life circumstances

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want to have an understanding of child’s development and the possibilities for intervention

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have no family support strategies

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want to use a family-oriented approach in your work

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wish to implement intersubjective interaction in the community

This course includes

weeks of training

modules

video lessons

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Handouts, infographics and document templates that you can use in your work

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Practical tasks to help you develop skills and consolidate knowledge

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A test that you can take at the end of each module to determine your level of knowledge

The course program was developed

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by ILDC based on the adapted practice of the Sure Start program (based on the experience of the United States, England and Hungary)

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in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine

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taking into account the experience of NGO “ILDC” in developing training programs

Course program

Module 1

Conceptual principles of work of “Sure Start” Centers

As a result, you will

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know the principles of the “Sure Start” Program

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understand the inclusion of the family in the Program

Module 2

Key aspects of working with families with children

As a result, you will

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have knowledge about the basic concepts of working with families in difficult life circumstances

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know how to use family-oriented approach in your work

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understand the consequences of domestic violence of children and how it threatens child safety

Module 3

Organizing work with families: establishing contact, needs assessment

As a result, you will

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know how to organize work with the family and establish contact

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have knowledge of the main stages of the casework process and their features

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be able to assess the needs of the family and the individual and have methods of collecting information

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understand the process of conducting individual and family interviews

Module 4

Effective interagency cooperation to work with families

As a result, you will

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be acquainted with the types of social services in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine

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understand family support resources in the community

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have knowledge about social and administrative services and entities that provide them

Module 5

Child development from 0 to 3(06) years

As a result, you will

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understand the importance of ensuring equality for every child

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know the specifics of early child development

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have the knowlenge about all stages of child development: personal, social, emotional, health, physical and creative

Course speakers

  • OKSANA MELNYCHENKO

    OKSANA MELNYCHENKO

    Director of the Center of the Provision of Social Services, expert on combating domestic violence, family mediator
  • IRYNA BASISTA

    IRYNA BASISTA

    Psychologist (private practice), trainer at the Center for Work with Loss "Family Circle"
  • MARYNA OPALENKO

    MARYNA OPALENKO

    Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Childhood and Maternity Protection
  • MARYANA HEVKO

    MARYANA HEVKO

    Child psychologist, educational and developmental consultant
  • DARIIA LAVRENTIEVA

    DARIIA LAVRENTIEVA

    Master of Social Work, expert on the "Sure Start" methodology
  • OLHA BAIDAROVA

    OLHA BAIDAROVA

    Master of Social Work at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, PhD in Psychology
  • VYACHESLAV BONDAR

    VYACHESLAV BONDAR

    Psychologist, parenting coach
  • NATALIIA KHMEL

    NATALIIA KHMEL

    Psychologist, Master of Mediation and Conflict Resolution

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