Family, Child, Youth Association – established in 1993, as one of the first non-profit organizations in Hungary – aims to support the protection of children and the strengthening families , accomplished by fortifying, training and providing services to helping professionals.
The Association publishes books, training materials and after 20 years of publishing the only Hungarian professional journal on family and child welfare, protection, since 2010 due to the lack of financies it has been published on-line. Whilst the programs conducted by the Association are primarily within Hungary, we have been with an extensive international network. Members at ISPCAN and in Eurochild, participating in several EU projects we are also adapting good practices and translate and publish materials in different areas, like foster care, abuse prevention, child rights. Our involvement in numerous international research and training programs, organization of prestigious national and international conferences, distribution of information and awareness raising is also part of the activities.
An important part of our activity is providing training in different mediation and conferencing techniques, including family mediation, victim-offender mediation, Family Gropup Conferencing.
We published the Hungarian version of the Implementation Handbook of the UN CRC in 2009, and a short version for parents, professionals and one for children, while also conducting training based on these publications. In our current EU project funded by FRA in 5 different countries led by Eurochild, we are talking with children to learn their knowledge and awareness of their rights (Speak up!).
Our training programs are accredited in Hungary, for social workers, teachers, other helping professionals.
We are providing trainings upon request, or in a project framework. Our research activities are also based on project funding.