Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Training of Trainers within Strengthening Families Programme (SFP 10-14)

September-November 2018 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

A Training of Trainers (ToT) course on the Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) 10-14 was conducted on 25-28 September 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science, the Republican Drug Treatment Centre of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Kyrgyz Republic and the UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries. SFP 10-14 is as a parent, youth and family skill-building programme that aims to prevent substance abuse and other behaviour problems among adolescents. The pre and post-evaluation survey of the 1 st SFP cycle conducted in March - May 2018 shows that the programme has been very effective in developing strong families by strengthening parents' skills to address risk factors and helping the adolescents to cope with stress. 12 school teachers and psychologists were trained by 6 trainers from the 1 st cycle under direct supervision of two SFP international consultants.  After each training day the SFP international consultants provided their feedback on the trainers' performance.  Newly trained teachers / psychologists will be working as national SFP facilitators in three selected schools of Bishkek in October and November 2018. In total, 30 families in 3 schools will benefit from SFP 10-14 during 7-week sessions in October-November 2018.

Special thanks to the European Union for supporting the programme.