Programme for families and teachers gets started with talk on keys to educating kids

poster-families3The Departments of Social Welfare and Education of the Consell de Formentera report that 10 October will mark the start of Xerrades per a famílies i docents (“Talks for families and teachers”), a series of two-hour lectures set to run through 7 May in the multipurpose room of the Centre de Dia. The social welfare office of the Consell puts on the initiative, with additional help from the education department, the local teachers’ resource centre (CEP) and the Formentera chapter of the Federation of Parents’ Associations (FAPA).

The opening talk, titled “Bencriats: Claus per educar els nostres fills i filles”, will be led by Belén Alvite, the head of the Eivissa Centre for Study and Prevention of Addictive Behaviour (Cepca).

A two-part objective drives the deep-dives: to help families and educational staff sharpen their strengths to stop problematic behaviour like bullying or drug- and alcohol-use before it starts, and to give support to the two groups in their roles as family members and educators.

Social welfare councillor Rafa Ramírez described the gatherings as “spaces of information and learning, where improved educational experiences and strategies to develop the whole child emerge thanks to experience sharing and group reflection”.

Each event in the nine-part series starts at 5.00pm in the Centre de Dia’s sala polivalent (multipurpose room) on 10 October. Daycare will be provided.

Bencriats: Claus per educar els nostres fills i filles (Raised right: Keys to teaching our children)
Belén Alvite
10 October

Nens bons i dolents: El perill de les etiquetes (Good and bad kids: The trouble with labels)
Alberto Soler
14 November

Fortnite…oci o addicció? (Fortnite...recreation or addiction?)
Andreu Alba
28 November

Tic Toc, Instagram, Snapchat…? Coneixeu per on es mouen els vostres fills i filles? (Do you know what your sons and daughters are into on their phones?)
Belén Alvite
12 December

Com parlar de sexualitat amb els nostres fills? (How do we talk about sexuality with our children?)
Teresa Ramos
30 January

A la vora d’un atac de nervis! (On the verge of a nervious breakdown!)
Iván Castro
6 February

Què vol dir menjar bé? (What does ‘healthy eating’ mean?)
Marina Ribas
12 March

Recompenses i càstigs en polèmica (Analysing the carrot and stick)
Estela Berenguer
30 April

Com parlar amb els i les nostres fills i filles adolescents (Talking with our adolescent children)
Carles Ventura
7 May

For more information, contact the social welfare department by telephoning 971.321.271 or sending an email to

4 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera