The Child Reintegration Centre recently hosted a family-strengthening workshop for children and caregivers in Pujehun and Manguama village, Sierra Leone. The workshop was aimed at providing families with the tools and resources they need to build strong and resilient relationships.
Families comprising of caregivers and their children from the two communities traveled to Bo for 2 days to be trained on Attachment Theory. This training has been adapted to a Sierra Leone context and puts parenting in terms of a sacred and holy calling. The training helps them as parents to bond stronger with their children and helps children feel more secure around their caregivers and other members of their households.
The workshop covered a range of topics, including:
The workshop was well-received by participants, who said that they learned valuable skills that they can use to strengthen their families. The caregivers testified that attachment modules help them not just care for children, but also applied to their personal wellbeing. Over time with reinforcement of the curriculum, the goal is to change the thoughts and behavioral processes with regards to how to foster stronger relationships, building the culture of personal savings and budgets. The end goal is that families move towards independence.
The CRC is committed to strengthening families and supporting children in Sierra Leone. The family-strengthening workshop is just one of the many ways that the CRC is working to create a better future for children and their families.
If you are interested in supporting the CRC's work, you can make a donation here. Your donation will help the CRC provide children and families with the support they need to thrive.
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