Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Confident parents, happy children

The challenge
Is there a way to translate a 13-week in-person group programme into an online course?

The approach
We had to completely rethink the programme and ruthlessly remove unnecessary content and burden for the parents as well as the facilitators. We ended up with a new structure: 6 weekly released online courses, combined with weekly Zoom meetings with a facilitator and only up to 6 parents.

Keeping in mind the fact that at the time the parents enrol, some will be going through one of the most stressful moment in their life (domestic violence, bankruptcy, social services intervention, recovering from drug abuse), we crafted each piece of the puzzle: branding, touch points for pre-enrolment, enrolment, post-enrolment (for facilitators and parents) and the interactive courses.

The results
98% of the parents enrolled found the course material very clear and understandable and the experience seamless The feedback exceeded expectations (especially considering that most of the parents initially enrolling dropped out of school young and English was not their first language).

for impact

Evidence-based programme, designed to promote protective factors associated with better outcomes for children

SFSC is designed to support you to raise happy and successful children by getting access to information and strategies for bringing up your children, meeting other parents, and making sure all voices are heard.

SFSC has been shown to improve the confidence of parents and the relationships parents have with their children and with other family members.

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