Family Affairs Advice Center Opens in S China

June 11, 2018广东省
Editor: Liu Yang
Family Affairs Advice Center Opens in S China
A lecturer gives a class to local social workers, volunteers and other individuals. [China Women's News]


A social organization in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, has recently been training local voluntary mediators to help in domestic disputes and promoting family harmony.

Weijia Marriage and Family Affair Advising Center, which has financial support from the local committee of political and legislative affairs, opened its first training session at the village of Yitian in the district of Futian on April 14.

It drew the attendance of local social workers, volunteer and other kind-hearted individuals.

Liu Weimin, the head of the center, says the organization is aimed at improving the work mechanisms concerning the prevention and mediation of marriage and family disputes, and promoting the formation of family harmony and social stability.

Furthermore it is designed to promote the implementation of a relevant guideline co-issued by the All-China Women's Federation, the Supreme People's Court, and the ministries of public security, justice, and civil affairs, in March last year.

The center has already released two textbooks to educate trainees on how to conduct their work in the mediation of domestic disputes and quarrels between neighbors.

Meanwhile, the center has organized professionals to regularly lecture voluntary mediators about various topics such as psychological counseling, legal aid and financial disputes.

Voluntary mediators will receive a certificate from Guangdong Marriage and Family Counseling Association to showcase their qualifications in future work if they pass all the courses and tests.

Liu stressed that the mobilization and utilization of voluntary resources would allow them to conduct mediation work in a timely manner, ease the workload of local courts and departments of civil affairs, lower the rate of divorces, and promote social harmony.

He added that the center would integrate its successful experience and practice into the expansion of relevant schemes and courses into other districts in the future.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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