Advocacy initiatives allow us to get out in front of the issues that affect families, help build community capacity and allow us to speak for those whose voices have not been heard. These services are aimed at primary prevention by changing the environment, so children receive better opportunities for wellbeing at home, at school and in the community.
Advocacy services include:
Workshops, presentations, and panel appearances to advise and train on trauma-informed best practices, stress management, positive parenting and many other topics that promote the wellbeing of children and families.
Public multimedia campaigns are created to raise island-wide awareness of pressing social and mental health issues that impact the general welfare of our society.
Systemic Agency Collaboration is a vehicle for working together with other organisations to more effectively serve vulnerable children and families. For example, Family Centre is an active member of the Inter Agency Committee (IAC), Nonprofit Alliance of Bermuda, and Healing Individuals from Violence & Emotional Abuse (H.I.V.E. Bermuda). Family Centre is also a leading participant in the Youth Development Zone’s collaborative group called the “Community Connectors” whose primary aim is to connect resources to individuals furthest from opportunity through ongoing advocacy, collective case problem solving and ongoing assessment of needs.
Here are some of our past and current social awareness campaigns: