How the Federation works
The Federation is a central organisation for the member associations assisting families by means of institutional and community services and projects.
The aim of the Federation is
- to safeguard the child’s right to favourable growing conditions and safe development,
- to provide support for parenthood and families, and
- to prevent violence in the family.
Collaboration with member associations
The Federation supports its member associations in developing their operations.
Lobbying and pressurising
The Federation is an expert on welfare for families with babies and family violence and works to safeguard the interests of children and families.
The Federation publishes research reports and studies, and a journal called Esikko appearing four times a year.
The Federation develops methods suitable for use in its field and carries out experiments and projects aiming at establishing new services.
Cooperation and international relations
The Federation takes an active part in the work of the social welfare and health organisations. The most important felds of international cooperation are child welfare and the prevention of poverty and marginalisation.
Training and family centre
The Sopukka centre at Östersundom in Sipoo is used for the Federation’s family courses and for staff training events for member associations. The centre is also hired out to non-members.
Family groups support the everyday life and resources of families with children. An important aim in this work is to strengthen the child–parent interaction.