Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Scaling up Strengthening Families Programme (SFP 10-14) in Kazakhstan

Almaty, August 2019

In continuation of efforts made by the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries aimed at scaling up family skills programmes in the region since 2016, a 4-day TOT workshop on Strengthening Families Programme (SFP 10-14) was convened engaging 17 teachers and psychologists from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) in Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

Over the past 4 years, 82 national SFP 10-14 facilitators and 6 national SFP 10-14 trainers have been trained country-wide in Kazakhstan. As a result, 300 families have participated in the SFP 10-14 programmes and learned about positive parent-child affects, clear parental expectation regarding substance use, reinforcement of protective factors and youth assets.

Constructive and positive feedback from families engaged in the programme, encouraged UNODC and NIS principals to expand the programme through organising another TOT workshop on SFP 10-14 from 12-15 August in Almaty. During the workshop, 8 national SFP 10-14 trainers under the direct supervision of a leading international expert led the seven weekly sessions of SFP 10-14 and 17 new teachers and psychologists were awarded the certificate of "National SFP Facilitators".  The newly trained facilitators will scale-up the programme in NIS schools between September - November 2019.

Thanks to the Government of Finland for supporting this activity.