The Adélia Project – Support to Positive Parenting (Projeto Adélia de Apoio à Parentalidade Positiva) was launched in June 2018 and reflects the increasing investment in policies that support positive parenting and the reinforced acknowledgement of parental responsibilities in the field of public policies. It is co-financed by the Operational Program Employment and Social Inclusion.
As a policy measure aiming at building violence-free parenthood and the promotion of parental behaviors that respect the best interests and the rights of the child, the Adélia Project contributes to the qualification of the national system for the protection of children and young people – to which the local commissions for the protection of children and young people are central -, as well as to the development of strategies and actions that support positive parenting, based on a communitarian and systemic logic, aiming at:
- Developing local plans for the promotion and protection of the rights of children and young people that involve the participation of children and young people themselves, in order to ensure the existence of supporting strategies to an evidence-based responsible and positive parenthood;
- Enhancing the involvement and the active participation of children and young people in the development, monitoring and execution of the aforementioned local plans;
- Enhancing the intervention of the entities with competences in matters of childhood and youth and of the local commissions for the protection of children and young people through the training and specialization of their professionals for the promotion of a more protective parenthood, while qualifying their intervention with the families towards the effective prevention of situations of risk and/or danger; and
- Promoting the training of the families regarding the exercise of a responsible parenthood in the different dimensions of family life, improving parental performance while effectively fulfilling the rights and the protection of children and young people.