Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries (UNODC)

UNODC Continues Supporting the Implementation of Strengthening Families Programme (SFP10-14) in West and Central Asia 

Almaty 31 march 2022

It has been proven that evidence-based family skills programmes help parents to develop warm relationship with their children and have a direct impact on reducing conflict and support youth to grow up as well-adjusted and happy adults. 

The Strengthening Families Programme for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP10-14) is a parent, youth and family skill-building curriculum designed to prevent substance abuse and other behaviour problems in teenagers, strengthen parenting skills and build family strengths. The programme has proved effective in delaying the age at which adolescents begin to abuse substances, lowering levels of aggression, increasing the resistance of adolescents to peer pressure and enhancing the ability of parents and caregivers to set appropriate limits and show their children affection and support.

UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries (RPANC) has been supporting implementation of SFP10-14 in its member countries since 2016.   

On 28-31 March 2022 RPANC conducted another training of trainers of facilitators in partnership with “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools"an Autonomous Educational Organization (NIS) in Almaty,  Kazakhstan. 23 national facilitators and 7 trainers from different regions of Kazakhstan learnt how to increase family bonding, decrease family conflict, as well as youth depression and aggression.

So far, around 900 families benefitted from the programme implementation in Kazakhstan. Currently local governments and NIS are committed to continue and  expand the programme implementation throughout the country.


Reference Document


UNODC, Compilation of Evidence Based Family Skills Training programmes,