The purpose of family counselling is to support families with children in different challenging life situations. In children’s matters, the services are mainly meant for children under the age of 13.
Family Counselling employs psychologists, social workers and a children’s psychiatrist, who usually meet families in work pairs. Jyväskylä's Family Counselling serves residents of the following municipalities: Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Laukaa, Luhanka, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka and Uurainen.
Families can contact the family counselling directly. No referral is needed.
In Finland every child under school age (seven) is entitled to a place in day care run by the municipality. The goal of the day care services in Jyväskylä is to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a good childhood and meaningful development. The early education services aim at supporting balanced growth, development and learning as well as promoting the personal well-being of all children.