Social Prevention

Social prevention is a set of strategies and programs aimed at preventing social problems before they exacerbate, by enhancing the capacities of individuals, families, and communities to cope with challenges and difficulties. The goal of social prevention is to create supportive and stable environments that contribute to improving the quality of life and reducing risks that individuals and families may face.

The SOS Children's Villages Association firmly believes that the family is

"The fundamental unit of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of children."

Therefore, Family Strengthening Services are an integral part of the SOS Children's Villages Services. This includes supporting the care of biological and extended families and facilitating reintegration processes to reunite children and young people with their original families, ensuring that services are provided in a manner consistent with the local context to uphold the rights of children and young people within their original families.

Family Strengthening Service

SOS Children's Villages Syria provides services to prevent child abandonment (separating children from their families) through Family Strengthening Service. This service aims to assist and support vulnerable families raising orphaned children or those at risk of being abandoned by their families due to extreme poverty, illness, or other social issues. Additionally, Family Strengthening Service supports children reintegrated with their original families and provides families with additional skills and knowledge to help them achieve self-sufficiency. The service is characterized by the following: