The aim of this program is to generate dialogue between parents and children with the aid of various therapy techniques.
In the course of the past year the group members convened once a week and participated in various workshops. The initial meetings were devoted to coordinating the expectations of the parents, the children and the counselors. Starting with the third meeting the group began "fulfilling the dreams" of the participants:
* A tour of the Ofakim fire station by the entire group, for one of the participating children whose dream is to be a fireman.
* The dream of one of the participants to be an artist was fulfilled through a workshop at which she painted a picture on an artist's easel and presented it before all of the participants who expressed their opinions and their constructive criticism.
* The dream of one of the participants related to Tipat Chalav was fulfilled at the Tipat Chalav Center in Mabuyim, where she received a comprehensive explanation about the process which a woman undergoes during pregnancy until the child's birth, including information about vaccinations, check-ups, weighing and more.
Other meetings were dedicated to other areas of activity, including:
* Visit to a horseback riding ranch: The group was focused upon a joint experience relating to self-image and self-confidence, expressed in various activities that took place at the ranch.
* Work process (double session): The group was divided in two, a parents' group and a children's group, with each group receiving independent counseling. The goal of the meeting was to learn about the nature of the thought process of each individual and about inter-personal communication. In the continuing workshop we dealt with the topic of communication between parents and children, which was presented through the means of a questions and answers card game.
* A meeting exclusively for the parents on the topic of becoming familiar with therapeutic care institutions and their various roles.
* A summary meeting (double session) of parents and children together, in which we engaged in learning the lessons from our experience, examining options for change in the future.
The final meeting (the farewell meeting for the entire group) included a festive conclusion - the parents' and children's farewell to all of the group members and to the counselors.