The Assembly of Members is the highest body in Family’s governance structure. It includes all of our members and is coordinated by the President. We meet every year in September to review our work and decide on the next steps.
The current President of Family for Every Child is Claudia Cabral, Director of Associação Brasileira Terra dos Homens (ABTH) in Brazil. As The President of the Assembly, Claudia is responsible for ensuring that Assembly meetings run effectively and the governance responsibilities of Family’s members are met.
Claudia is Family’s second President, elected in 2017 by the members of Family. Claudia has a degree in psychology, a Master’s degree in pedagogy and a specialization in family therapy. Her professional career has focused on the psychology of children and adolescents who are separated or in the process of separating from family life. She has extensive experience in community-based care, psychosocial family support, family reintegration, foster care and adoption.
Claudia has consulted on social projects at national and international level and collaborated on the drafting of the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care (2009). She is a member and mentor of the National Movement for Family and Community Living in Brazil and member of the Brazilian Association of Family Therapy. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Latin American Foster Care Network.
Terre des Hommes asked Claudia to establish Terra dos Homens (ABTH) in Brazil in 1996. ABTH works with children and families in violent situations to prevent separation and is a valuable member of Family for Every Child.