Social Welfare and Development

A. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WELFARE PROGRAM

1. FAMILY LIFE  DEVELOPMENT:

· Parent  Effectiveness

Description: This is the provision and expansion of  knowledge and skills of parents and others involved in child caring, on early childhood  development, health care, behavior management, improving the husband-wife  relationship and parenting rights and duties.

Target Clients: This service is for fathers and mothers, surrogate  parents, guardians and caretakers of 0-6 years old children who lack knowledge  and skills on effective parenting.

· Responsible  Parenthood

Description: This refers to counseling on the values of child  spacing and planned family size as well as the resolution of psychological  barriers to the practice of child spacing and family planning.

Target Clients: The service is for couples of reproductive age who  lack appreciation of the value of  child spacing and planned family size.

· Marriage  Counselling

Description: This service is counselling on preparing for conjugal  and family life, how to handle marital adjustment problems/differences, how to  enrich marital relationship and on deciding about legal separation.

        Target Clients: This service is  addressed to:

– Engaged couples applying for a marriage license or engaged couples who  lack preparations for conjugal and family life.
–  Married couples with adjustment problems, desiring for enrichment  of relationship and those who are going through trial separation period having  filed for legal separation.

Schedule of conduct  of  pre-marriage counseling:

– Every first Tuesday and third Tuesday of the month

· Family Casework

Description: This refers to the counseling of families who are  unable to cope with crisis situations which result to the dysfunctioning or  disorganization of the family.

        Target Clients: This service is  addressed to families who are unable to cope with crisis situations such as  abandonment, chronic illness.

2. COMMUNITY  ORGANIZING

· Social Welfare  Structures Development

        Target Clients: This service is for  communities where there are no organized or active social welfare groups that  address community social problems in a systematic and organized manner.

· Community  Volunteers Resource Development

Target Clients: This service is for communities without an  organized pool of volunteers and leaders who can respond to social welfare  needs and problems with appropriate knowledge and skills.

B. CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE PROGRAM

· Day Care Service

–  is the provision of supplemental parental care to a 0-6 year old  child who may be neglected, potentially neglected, abused, exploited or  abandoned during part of the day when parents cannot attend to his need. The  Day Care Service can be extended in various forms through the Day Care Center,  Child Minding Center, Family Day Care and the Supervised Neighborhood Play.

It provides  opportunities for the local development of the child through various early  childhood care and development activities. Through day care service, the  child’s growth is monitored and also signs of neglect or abuse are identified.

Target Client:

1. Children below 7  years old whose parents are unable or incapable to care for them under any of  the following circumstances:

a.Both parents work  and/or no responsible adult is left to look after the children.

b.Mothers spend most of  their time caring for younger children and doing household chores.

c.Parents are not  emotionally prepared for parenthood, thus, cannot take care of their children.

d.Parents are ill.

e.With impatient,  abusive and neglectful parents or caretaker/worker.

2. Those who lack  opportunities for intellectual and social simulation.

3. Those who are shy and  which shyness can be overcome by group experiences.

4. Those who although  malnourished are free from communicable disease.

· Supplemental  Feeding

– This refers to the provision of supplemental food assistance to Below  normal level (BNL) and Below normal very low BNVL) (non-medical) underweight  pre-school children as an immediate and direct intervention to improve their  nutritional status and prevent any permanent physical and mental retardation.

Target Clients: 2-6 yrs. old underweight children not assisted by  other agencies implementing supplemental feeding.

· Peer Group Service (Personality  & Leadership Development, Productivity Skills Dev’t)

– refers to opportunities provided to out-of-school youth who are members  of the Pag-asa Youth Association (PYA) to enable them to engage in worthwhile  and productive activities for their social, economic, physical, spiritual and  mental development to become contributing members of the community. It is  preventive and developmental in approach and is implemented through its social  interventions.

· Life enrichment  workshop

– refers to capability building trainings to children in conflict with  the law for them to engage in wholesome activities for their psycho -social  development and rehabilitation.

· Educational  Assistance

–  provision of limited assistance for the school needs of indigent  children who are interested to pursue their studies whose parents can hardly  afford to finance their educational needs.

Target Clients: indigent children who will enroll as first year high  school

· Counselling

Series of sessions  conducted to victims/survivors of abuse, children in conflict with the law,  children in need of special protection for healing and rehabilitation.

· Referral for  Protective Custody and Rehabilitation

Refers to temporary  placement of a victim/survivor of abuse, children in need of special protection  for healing and rehabilitation.

C. EMERGENCY WELFARE PROGRAM

1. Relief &  Rehabilitation

· Disaster Relief

        Description: This refers to the  provision of timely and appropriate  Assistance to help alleviate the  conditions/situations of distressed/ displaced individuals/families and those  who are victims of disaster and are in need of food, clothing, temporary  shelter, emotional and moral Support thru: efficient and effective management  of evacuation center/ Institution; provision of Ready-to-Eat/mass feeding;  crisis debriefing Sessions and; provision of financial/material assistance.

        Target Clients:

– Victims of natural and man-made disasters
– Evacuees
– Repatriates
– Relocated and newly resettled squatters and cultural communities

· Critical Incident  Stress Debriefing

CISD is adopted to provide direct psychologic intervention for victims of  disaster, It is a group session which allows the ventilation and sharing  experiences, feelings, and reaction during the critical incident (disaster), as  well as the sharing and discussion of the various coping skills so that the  persons used in reducing his stress. It further allows the formulation of  contingency plans so that life will go on.

Target Clients: Disaster victims, natural and man-made disaster  who are in state of shock.

· Food for  Work/Emergency Cash Assistance
Description: This refers to the provision of food or cash as a  Replacement for the temporary loss of income of the distressed/displaced  Individuals in exchange for the services they render while undertaking or  Participating in restorative and rehabilitative as well as in mitigation and  Preparedness activities that will increase their capacity to cope with future  Hazards.

        Target Clients: Potentially at risk,  disaster victims and other distressed and Displaced individuals/families whose  income are below the food threshold and are undertaking restoration,  rehabilitative, mitigation and preparedness activities either in restoring or  reconstructing damaged dwelling units, community projects that would improve  capability of the individuals, families and communities to cope with disastrous  effects of natural and man-made hazards.

· Emergency Shelter  Assistance

This refers to the provision of limited financial and material assistance  to help families construct/repair their houses which are partially or totally  destroyed by natural or man-made disasters. To ensure its effectiveness, it  involves social preparation/mobilization of beneficiaries and the community.

        Target Clients:

1. Families whose monthly income is below the food threshold of P1,400  for family of six in urban areas or P1,200 in rural areas.

2. Those whose houses were partially destroyed by natural or man-made  disasters and have limited resources to repair their shelter units.

3. Those whose houses were totally destroyed but do not meet the criteria  for core shelter.

4. Those whose partially destroyed houses to be repaired are not located  in high risk such as shorelines, river banks, near the dam and lying areas  which are easily flooded.

· Balik-Probinsya

Description: This refers to the provision of limited financial  and/ or material assistance to support the planned and purposive return to the  place of origin of disaster victims, distressed and displaced individuals/  families, where the opportunities to improve their well-being are available

>  Assistance to individual in Crisis Situation:

– provision of limited assistance, in cash or in kind, to  individuals/families who are hampered to function normally because of  socio-economic difficulty. The nature of difficulty is usually short term and  emergency in nature, thus the assistance is on a one shot deal basis.

Target Clients:

Persons/Families in crisis due ailments, sudden loss of income, ejected  squatters

Families whose bread earner or other members died and cannot afford  burial expenses.

Stranded persons due to natural and man-made disasters and other unforeseen  incidents.

D. WOMEN WELFARE PROGRAM

· Productivity  Skills/Livelihood Development

Refers to the provision of opportunities for women to acquire gainful  occupation /livelihood through practical skills development and basic business management  skills, provision of capital assistance for income generating project.

Target Clients: Socially disadvantaged women ages 18-59 years old  with limited or no skills/income to support their basic needs and/or augment  family income.

· Community  Participation Development
Description: refers to the mobilization of women for them to be  able to relate and interact with other women in the community over common  interests and concerns affecting women’s welfare resulting in community-level actions  in relation to them.

Target Clients: Socially disadvantaged women ages 18-59 with  limited or no skills to enable them to participate in community affairs.

· Self-Enhancement  Skills/Capacity Dev’t

Description: Self-enhancement capacity development of women-  refers to the provision of opportunities for the improvement of the women as  human being/persons, including the enhancement of their self-image through the  discovery and understanding of their potentials and capacities leading to  change/acquisition of appropriate values and attitudes about  themselves,  their families and the larger community and environment.

        Target Clients: Socially disadvantaged  women ages 18-59 who have low self-esteem- refers to women who have poor  self-perception and lack the self-confidence to relate with others and  therefore are not able to realize their potentials.

· Counselling  Sessions:

Sessions conducted to women victims of abuse, women in especially difficult  circumstances for healing and rehabilitation.

        Target Clients: Women victims of  abuse, women in especially difficult circumstances.

E. SENIOR CITIZENS/PERSONS W/ DISABILITIES WELFARE  PROGRAM

· Assistance for  Physical Restoration

A service which involves helping the persons with disabilities and senior  citizens attain maximum improvement of their physical residual capacities to  facilitate integration to family and community life.

        Target Clients: Persons with disabilities  and senior citizens who lack financial resources for prosthetic devices,  medical intervention, and those with psychological barriers or misconceptions  related to restorative procedures and use of prosthetic devices.
· Special Social  Services for Elderly

Provision of opportunities for income generating projects,  socio-cultural, sports and recreational activities, formation of self-help and  interest groups, referral for medical interventions and volunteer work with  children, youth, women, family and community.

Target clients: Senior citizens who are recipients of services and  senior citizens who are resource providers.

· Disability  Prevention Information Campaign

This is a series of sessions to parents, women, youth, senior citizens  designed to raise the level of awareness regarding the causes and effects of  disabling conditions and encourage the practice of disability prevention.

F. Livelihood Development Program:

· Self-employment  assistance

Provision of capital assistance to individuals, groups for income  generating projects/micro enterprise. This is being implemented through a loan  scheme and interest free.

        Target Clients: Disadvantaged women,  out of school youths, unemployed family heads, senior citizens, persons with  disabilities.

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