Family Focus: A Discussion Guide for Facilitators
Helping parents share and learn about positive parenting practices, healthy family relationships and how gender-based violence can harm families.
The FAMILY FOCUS Discussion Guide is designed for use by facilitators to encourage parents and family members to recognize their strengths and work on areas they wish to make better as a family: sharing and learning about positive parenting practices, healthy family relationships and how gender-based violence can harm families.
FAMILY FOCUS is one of several Spotlight Initiative programmes. The Spotlight Initiative (SI) is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and United Nations agencies to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
In Jamaica, the Government, local civil society organizations, the United Nations and the European Union all work together on the Spotlight Initiative to address gender-based violence in the family. In particular, Spotlight Jamaica focusses on reducing family violence against women and girls and improving women and girls’ access to essential, safe and adequate services which respond to this violence.
Parenting support has an important role to play in preventing violence. Through parenting support, we can help parents identify and utilize those parenting practices which can help improve family relationships, effectively manage anger and conflicts and thus eliminate or reduce acts of family violence.