SCHOOL BELLS ARE RINGING FOR "FAMILIES"The Ministry of National Education initiated a new project in an effort to reinforce the family which is the basis of the society. Parents have become students of the "Family School" which provides training in 8 different subjects namely, family communication, conflict and stress management, prevention of addiction, safe use of technology, social emotional skill development, peer relationship, moral development, healthy diet and physical activities.
Training programs organized for parents as a part of Family School started in 7 cities of the country namely Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, Samsun, Adana, Şanlıurfa and Erzurum.
The first training program is "family communication" as the impact of the pandemic continues in the society. This program aims at teaching how to improve communication which has become superficial.
"Conflict and stress management" training program aims at increasing the strength of dealing with family problems.
The Fight against addiction program is a guide for families on how to deal with harmful habits and lead a healthy life.
"Social emotional skill development" training program aims at reinforcing relations among children and between their parents.
"Peer relationship" training program includes tips about making peer communication easier while "moral development" aims at reinforcing moral values in the society.
"Healthy diet and physical activities" program makes contributions to the establishment of a healthier family structure.
The project foreseeing 44 hour long training programs under 8 different topics aims at making family structure more resilient to risks.
As the first stage of the project, 350 teachers received trainer license after completing their training programs in Erzurum. Then, these trainers give training programs for 10,789 Family School teachers. Till now, 32 thousand parents attended training programs organized in 7 different cities.
The Ministry organized trainers training programs in Mersin and İzmir as a part of its goal to disseminate Family School project to other cities. It is planned to organize training programs for trainers in Erzurum and other PİKTES cities in July.
Noting that his Ministry is working in an effort to support parents after the normalization in education like it did during the pandemic, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said that the Ministry has been providing all kinds of training programs for adults in its public education centers and advanced technical schools for girls.
Özer mentioned the importance of the Family School project and added, "We have reached approximately 32 thousand families as part of this project. We have offered comprehensive and different training services which will support the development of children in Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, Samsun, Adana, Şanlıurfa and Erzurum.