Made in Thailand – for the world
By Alternative Care Thailand
With generous support from World Childhood Foundation
As you can imagine, there are all kinds of difficulties and challenges families in vulnerable communities are facing – trafficking, poverty, drug abuse/addiction, domestic violence, child abuse, etc. The goal of family strengthening is to address these problems in the home and community in order to improve the lives of children.
The Family Strengthening Handbook began as a research project seeking to find out how organizations in Thailand are working to preserve families, protect children, and uplift the most vulnerable populations living in Thailand.
Coordinated by Alternative Care Thailand (ACT), 10 social organizations, in particular, were studied in order to discover themes and best practices of how organizations can come alongside families in a Thai context to offer support to families facing difficulties. The Family Strengthening Handbook is a synthesis of the methods of those ten organizations and their most successful practices. It is a practical representation of what works in Thailand.
The Family Strengthening Handbook aims to equip and empower more and more social organizations, agencies, and individuals throughout Thailand with the tools they need to strengthen families in difficult situations to keep families together and keep children safe and nurtured.
We are happy to offer you the full English version of this handbook here in hopes that this tool may also help you strengthen families wherever you are!