Institute of Family Life and Children Studies

Director: Lina B. Laigo

Contact us – Trunkline: +63(2) 526-8421 local 144
Email: iflcs@pwu.edu.ph

The Institute of Family Life and Children Studies (IFLCS) of the Philippine Women’s University, is an interdisciplinary community of professionals with varied expertise in family life education. It is a Development Center focused on strengthening the Filipino Family through advocacy and networking, research and development, capability building, and other support services in collaboration with the government, the private sector and NGOs.

VISION-MISSION

Quality family life for Filipinos by advocating for healthy family lifestyles, and family well-being through capability building and other activities that would strengthen family life.

CORE VALUES

Peace and Spirituality in the home,
Compassion
Integrity

OBJECTIVES

  1. To strengthen the advocacy for family mental health and family well-being
  2. To build alliances and a network of experts on family life, children and older persons.
  3. To provide opportunities for capability building of social development workers and professionals in the area of family life, parenting and other related topics.

PROGRAM TRACKS

  1. ACADEMICS
    1. M.A in Psychology with Specialization in Family Life Development
    2. Certificate Programs
  2. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
    Latest Researches
    1. “Assessment of Behavioral and Social Outcomes of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino” – DSWD, 2015
    2. “Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program for Schizophrenia Disorder Patients: Measuring Disease Impacts and Intervention Outcomes” – DOH-PCHRD, 2017
  3. CAPABILITY BUILDING
    1. Family Forums
    2. Seminar/Workshops
    3. Module designing for specific concerns in family life
      • AMA (Ang Mapagkalingang Ama)
      • Filipino Values for Social Change

SEMINARS OFFERED

  1. Family Dynamics and Mental Health
  2. Family Counseling
  3. Child and Adolescent Development
  4. Older Persons: Understanding the World and Themselves
  5. Addiction and Counseling
    (PWU is an Education Provider for the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Program of ICCE- Colombo Plan)
Addiction and Counseling for Addiction Professionals Course Offering
Designed for policy and program managers, social workers, community development and health workers, teachers, counselors, community leaders, parents, students, and other individuals/groups who wish to develop their expertise on above areas of interest.
Course 1 Physiology and Pharmacology 3 days
Course 2 Treatment for SUDs – The Continuum of Care 4 days
Course 3 Common Co-Occurring Mental and Medical Disorders: An Overview 4 days
Course 4 Basic Counseling Skills 4 days
Course 5 Intake, Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning and Documentation 5 days
Course 6 Case Management 2 days
Course 7 Crisis Intervention 3 days
Course 8 Ethics 4 days