Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Training of Trainers (ToT) within the 2 nd cycle of the Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) 10-14 

24 April to 27 April 2017 Pavlodar, Kazakhstan 


The UNODC Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries - Sub-Programme 3: "Prevention and Treatment of Addiction Among Vulnerable Groups," in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, held a ToT for the SFP programme involving international consultants from  Oxford Brookes University. In total, six trained SFP facilitators conducted seven SFP sessions in the ToT. The training provided by the six trainers was supervised by two SFP international trainers, who provided their feedback on the training methodology and suggested remedial measures after each session. During the process, an additional 16 new facilitators from four selected schools of Pavlodar were also trained. The new SFP facilitators will conduct the 7-week SFP sessions in different schools of Pavlodar and other cities.     

SFP 10-14 is a parent, youth and family skill-building curriculum designed to prevent substance abuse and other behavioral problems of teenagers and to strengthen parenting skills. The programme is delivered in seven sessions for parents, children and families using videos, role play, discussions, learning games and family projects which can be delivered by teachers, counsellors, or persons hired from the community who are effective at facilitating groups with parents or children. 

SFP implementation is undertaken in collaboration with the governmental counterparts concerned, such as the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, the Counter Narcotics Department of the Ministry of Interior and the Republican scientific and practical center of mental health.

The training was supported by the generous contribution of the Government of Russia.