Families come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. What truly matters is that children and young people have a sense of belonging, of being surrounded and supported by individuals who care for them, whom they can rely on and trust, who believe in them, and who are available when they need someone the most. A nurturing and trustworthy relationship is the cornerstone of the kind of family environment we envision for every child and young person.
We work directly with families who are at risk of breaking down to ensure that they have the support they need to provide their children with these stong bonds. We work with communities, local municipalities and national governments to implement measures that prevent children and young people from losing parental care and that strengthen and stabilize families, including during emergencies. We develop trainings and resources that are available to the wider public beyond those we reach directly, and we conduct research to further inform our own work as well as policymaking and practice.