This initiative is the result of a collaboration between three foundations: Toronto Foundation, Bituah Leumi – the fund for the development of services for children and teens at risk and the fund for demonstration projects.
The goal of the initiative is to develop new intervention models for young parents who are at risk. Within the framework of the initiative, 15 different intervention programs geared to varied populations and a broad geographical distribution will operate throughout the country.
Within the framework of the initiative, accompanying and independent research will evaluate the variety of intervention models and will produce, at the end of the process, a summary report that will qualify the quality of different intervention models. It will also map out the process of change that was experienced by the families that participated in the initiative.
For each program that is participating in the initiative, there are specialized work plans that are based on the following operating principles:
Integration of therapeutic treatment and knowledge-based parenting workshops for families in distress
Personalized intervention programs for the specific needs of each family
Integration of individual and group therapeutic treatments
Encouraging collaboration between services, existing programs, and the families