POVERTY BREAKS FAMILIES APART
We work to keep them together
We envision a Thailand where all children grow up in safe and nurturing families.
- Families improve the safety and wellbeing of children
- Families strengthen their financial literacy skills
- Families increase their psychosocial wellbeing
- Families practice strong health and hygiene practices
- Families ensure their children stay in school
- We ensure separated asylum seeking and refugee parents in Immigration Detention Centers are reunited with their children.
- We recruit, train and certify foster families
- We facilitate placement of children in foster families
We deliver training to strengthen families and communities.
We deliver training to support the social service workforce in government and civil society.
We deliver training to encourage faith-based organization to care for vulnerable children and families in their own communities.
We advocate for policies to improve laws and regulations that facilitate child protection and family strengthening.
We draft policy and laws to regulate Thailand’s Foster Care System.
We draft policy and laws to regulate Thailand’s Alternative Care System.
We ensure all families receiving our services learn how to access their rights and strengthen their voices so they can advocate for themselves.
We participate with Strong Families Alliance Thailand (SFAT).
We participate with Alternative Care Thailand Network, a subgroup of the CRCCT.
We participate with the Families First Alliance (FFA).
We participate with the Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP).
Our organizational commitments are the critical components our staff learn and develop to engage with the people receiving our services for holistic impact.
Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do as Step Ahead. We have procedures in place to ensure that the human rights, health, and well-being of individuals are protected in such a way that they may live a life free from neglect, abuse or harm.
Safeguarding training, policies, and procedures are practiced daily as we serve children and adults that are being marginalized.
Trauma Informed Care
Trauma-informed care is a framework for social service delivery that is based on knowledge and understanding of how trauma affects people’s lives.
At Step Ahead we integrate Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) principles into every aspect of our work; how we assess the needs of our clients, design and deliver program services, and support and equip our staff.
Child participation is one of the core principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which asserts that children and young people have the right to freely express their views and that there is an obligation to listen to children’s views and to facilitate their participation in all matters affecting them.
We consistently seek the feedback and opinions of the children we serve as we improve our programs and processes.
Self-care refers to activities and practices our staff engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and live refreshed.
Practicing self-care directly informs the quality of care experienced by families receiving our services.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation are critical for building strong, evidence-based programs and services.
Monitoring is a systematic and long-term process that gathers information in regards to the progress made by an implemented project.
Evaluation is time specific and it’s performed to judge whether a project has reached its goals and delivered what was expected according to its original plan.
These are the organizations we work closely with to achieve our Step Ahead goals on the ground in Thailand.
We are grateful for the reciprocal relationships because the exchange of knowledge, support and resources increases all of our impact across Thailand.