A. FAMILY WELFARE PROGRAM SECTOR

I. Program Overview

The Family Welfare Program is intended to assist socially disadvantaged families to develop the capability in defining needs and formulating solutions to bring about desires social changes.

II. Target Beneficiaries

Socially disadvantaged families like parents, surrogate parents, solo parents, who belong to the low income group, families with problems in relationships, unemployed families and other needy adults.

III. Programs/Services/Activities/Modalities

  • Social Service for Solo Parents
    This service is rendered through group process wherein a solo parent (widowed, abandoned, separated, or unwed) who has difficulty in coping with the situation, develop insight through group discussion and information, modifies negative behavior through group control and discussion, develops confidence through participation in group activities, identifies opportunities and services she/he needs and prevents probable breakdown.
  • Marriage Counseling Service
    This is both preventive and developmental with the goal promoting healthy marriage and reducing the risk of marriage breakdown. It is a process which assist couples during desiring to get married and marriage couples develop an understanding of the nature of marriage, family life, and a rational behavior towards marriage life situations. It is undertaken through group counseling as a method in its pre-marriage counseling intervention to assist would be married couples from 18-25 years old applying for marriage license as a requirement pursuant to the provisions of 16 under the Family Code of the Philippines.
  • Empowerment and Reaffirmation of Parental Abilities
    An intervention that gives importance and emphasis on father’s role, responsibilities and abilities through activities, promote effective performance of familial task of Filipino fathers. It involves conduct of modular sessions for fathers equipping them with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills and conduct of enrichment activities that will empower Filipino fathers and for them to achieve fulfilling experiences of fatherhood.
  • Responsible Parenthood Service
    Counseling the values of child spacing and planned family size as well as the resolution of psychosocial barriers to the practice of child spacing and planning the size of the family.
  • Integrated Family Life Resource Center
    A volunteer self-manage facility that aims to promote and strengthen family life and values and empowering the families by building their capabilities to manage and access community based support and services to other families in the community.
  • Practical Skills Development, Job Placement for Family Heads or Male Adults
    This service is provided to family heads and other family members without practical skills for income generating activities; family heads and other family members who have practical skills but lacks the motivation to go into gainful employment and those family heads and family members who have practical skills with motivation but need referral.
  • Parent Effectiveness Services
    Provision of knowledge and techniques to parents on early childhood enrichment, health care husband-wife, and parent child relationships and responsible parenthood in order to enable parents to adequately rear and inculcate positive satisfying husband-wife as well as parent-child relationship and develop social consciousness family members. This is undertaken through Neighborhood Parent Effectiveness Assembly (NPEA) or Day Care Service Parent Effectiveness Group (DCSPEG).
  • Planned Responsible Parenthood Service
    Refers to value inculcation and, counseling geared towards promotion of responsible parenthood and family well-being.  It is addressed to Married Couples of Reproductive Age (MCRA); married couples with problems on home management and couples who have expressed desired and acceptance of any family planning method. This is undertaken through counseling and referral.
  • Family Enterprise Assistance
    It is addressed to needy family heads and other family members who have no vocational or business management skills in undertaking a livelihood project or have no capital to start a project.
  • Family Casework Service
    A short term type of counseling which aims to bring together troubled individual and his family as a group to access and help sort out problems affecting them.  It is addressed to families with problem in relationships as a result of crisis situations or poor communication; and families with a distressed member.

B. COMMUNITY WELFARE PROGRAM SECTOR

I. Program Overview

The Community Welfare Program is intended to assist social disadvantaged communities in developing their capability in defining needs and formulating solutions as well as setting up viable community structures and bring about desired social changes.

II. Target Beneficiaries

Socially Disadvantaged Barangays

III. Programs/Services/Activities/Modalities

  • Social Preparation to People’s Participation –  this involves in raising of awareness of existing community needs and problems
  • Community Mobilization Service – refers to effort directed at the facilitation of collective action of the community to respond to common needs and problems
  • Community Volunteer Resource Development – involves service/activities to enhance, develop, and mobilize volunteers to community needs/problems

IV. Contact Person/s

HELEN O. NERONA
Social Welfare Officer V / Chief, Statutory Programs Division
(072) 687- 8000 (219)
opd.fo1@dswd.gov.ph

 EDWINA C. MASI
Social Welfare Officer II / Focal, Family & Community Sector
(072) 687-8000 loc. 245
opd.fo1@dswd.gov.ph