Mar 19, 2021

Sport Therapy

PROGRAM

SPORT THERAPY

The surf therapy program is aimed at promoting physical and mental well-being, combining sports with collective games designed so that, in a fun and respectful way, participants can improve their personal well-being, achieve self-confidence, self-esteem, and drive. your emotions, achieve assertive communication and improve your interpersonal relationships. The designed program lasts one year, but due to the context of COVID-19 we had to adapt the program to be delivered online. In the first 7 months, the program was face-to-face, in which we worked with 89 boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years old.

1. OBJECTIVES

To achieve this, we made the following specific objectives:

  • Strengthen trust and self-seen
  • Increase control of stress 
  • Increase self-efficacy
  • Develop social-skills
  • Increase emotional intelligence 

2. MEASUREMENT:

To measure and evaluate the impact of the program, we use three tools to measure each participant’s progress:

  • Warwick Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale.
  • Strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ).
  • Word association.

3. RESULTS

3.1 Warwick Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale.

Figure 1: As you can observe in the graph, the average mental wellbeing of the group increased from 24.0 to 25.9 indicating an improvement in the mental wellbeing of the participants.

Figure 2: in order to have a better understanding of the results, we analyzed individual items of the WEWS before and after our intervention.

3.2 Strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ)

Figure 3: The total score of difficulties decreased slightly, from 18.50 to 18.30. This indicates that the participants expressed a decrease in the level of difficulty they faced in their day to day lives throughout the duration of the program

Figure 4:in order to have a better understanding of the results, we broke down each area of measurement.

3.3 Social Support

Figure 5 and 6: After the program the mentros of the surf therapy project became another source of support for the children who participated in the program. These results showed how those who worked in the program developed into their role as mentors using the skills they developed during their training program.

4. CONCLUSION

The Surf Therapy program was effective and created a positive change in the participants before being interrupted by COVID-19. In the six months that the program ran, it increased the overall well-being of the participants. 

We remain dedicated to our mission and we are working to replicate this service as it positively impacted many young boys and girls in Alto Peru and other communities. The pandemic caused us to adapt and redesign our surf therapy program to a blended model. We have also focussed our energy on training sports facilitators who will then be in charge of multiplying the impact on other young people.

It is also worth mentioning that the mental health of the population has been considerably affected by the pandemic and this interventions in contact with nature help improve mental health in children and youth. 


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Nov 20, 2020

Sport therapy

PROGRAM
SPORT THERAPY
The surf therapy program is aimed at promoting physical and mental well-being, combining sports with collective games designed so that, in a fun and respectful way, participants can improve their personal well-being, achieve self-confidence, self-esteem, and drive. your emotions, achieve assertive communication and improve your interpersonal relationships. The designed program lasts one year, but due to the context of COVID-19 we had to adapt the program to be delivered online. In the first 7 months, the program was face-to-face, in which we worked with 89 boys and girls aged between 8 and 14 years old.

1. ACTIVITIES OCTOBER 2020:
Carry out the diagnosis of the participants of the sports therapy program in the post-COVID-19 context
Carry out a diagnosis of the families of the participants of the sport therapy program
Generate a general community diagnosis
Interviews with caregivers of children who participate in the sport therapy program
Interview with the boys and girls who participate in the sport therapy program
Observation of community dynamics

2. RESULTS CONTEXT COVID-19. MONTHS FROM MAY TO OCTOBER 2020

89% of children feel that something has changed since the pandemic began and most of the responses are associated with a lack of interaction with their peers and relatives.

47% of children do not attend school since the quarantine began. Some of the reasons are:
They do not have the Internet or technological devices to access the online school service.
They do not understand the assignments that teachers send and that generates frustration and stress.
They do not have someone to help them solve the tasks because many of the caregivers do not have the tools or knowledge about the issues they leave to their children

79% of children who go out to play between 1 and 3 hours in the street per day.

The frequent areas where they go out to play are:
The nose
The little plaza
Sidewalk outside your home

Games they play the most:
Kiwi
Plated
Football
42% of boys and girls have heard fights at home.
57% of boys and girls have seen or heard discussions at home.


21% of children have seen or heard someone hit a member of their family

Most boys and girls express that what they like most about their neighbourhood is:
The union between them
That takes care of themselves, protect themselves and live among the majority
They recognize the natural resources that surround them and public spaces as something positive.

Most boys and girls express that what they like least about their neighbourhood is:
Legal and illegal drugs are sold and consumed.
Trash and pollution as unpleasant for them.

The dangerous places that boys and girls recognize within the neighbourhood are:
El Morro Solar
The little plaza
Stairs

The main reasons are:
They smoke
Drogan
Delinquency

The safe places that children identify within their neighbourhoods are those that are close to their home.

The reasons they indicate are:
Because there are people that I know
Because I feel protected and nobody enters
I am protected with my family
Because they know me

3. MEASUREMENT:

Applied tests:

The tests were applied to 27 boys and girls who will participate in the sport therapy program.

Taking into account the COVID-19 context and having paused the program for 5 months, we consider it important to apply two tests that allow us to understand how children are currently doing.

It also serves as a starting point to resume the program and be able to measure the impact.


Warwick Mental Well-Being Test
Word association
Social support


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Nov 20, 2020

Sport therapy

PROGRAMA
SURF THERAPY
El programa de surf therapy está orientado a promover el bienestar físico y mental,combinando el surf con juegos colectivos diseñados para que, de una manera divertida y respetuosa, los participantes logren mejorar su bienestar personal, lograr confiar en sí mismo, el autoestima, manejar sus emociones, lograr comunicación asertiva y mejorar sus relaciones interpersonales. El programa diseñado tiene duración de un año, pero debido al contexto del COVID-19 tuvimos que adaptar el programa para que sea dictado online. En los primeros 7 meses el progrmaas fue presencial, en los cuales trabajamos con 89 niños y niñas con edades entre los 8 y 14 años de edad. 

1. ACTIVIDADES OCTUBRE 2020: 

  • Realizar el diagnóstico de los participantes del programa de sport therapy en el contexto post COVID-19
  • Realizar un diagnóstico de las familias de los participantes del programa de sport therapy
  • Generar un diagnóstico comunitario general
  • Entrevistas a los cuidadores de los niños y niñas que participan en el programa de sport therapy
  • Entrevista a los niños y niñas que participan del programa de sport therapy
  • Observación de las dinámicas de la comunidad

2. RESULTADOS CONTEXTO COVID-19. MESES DE MAYO A OCTUBRE 2020 

89% de los niños y niñas sienten que algo ha cambiado desde que inició la pandemia y la mayoría de respuestas están asociadas a la falta de interacción con sus pares y familiares.

El 47% de los niños y niñas no asisten al colegio desde que inició la cuarentena. Alguna de las razones son: 

  • No cuentan con internet o aparatos tecnológicos para poder acceder al servicio escolar online. 
  • No entienden las tareas que envían los profesores y eso les genera frustración y estrés.
  • No tiene quien les ayude a resolver las tareas porque mucha de las cuidadoras no tienen las herramientas ni conocimiento sobre los temas que les dejan a sus hijos

El 79% de los niños y niñas que salen a jugar entre 1 y 3 horas en la callepor día. 

Las zonas frecuentes donde salen a jugar son:

  • El morro
  • La placita
  • Vereda fuera de su casa

Juegos que más realizan:

  • Kiwi
  • Chapadas 
  • Fútbol
  • El 42% de los niños y niñas han escuchado peleas en su casa.
  • El 57% de los niños y niñas han visto o escuchado discusiones en casa.


El 21% de los niños y niñas han visto o escuchado que alguien golpee a un miembro de su familia

La mayoría de niños y niñas expresa que lo que más les gusta de su barrio es

  • La unión entre ellos
  • Que se cuidan, protegen y conviven entre la mayoría
  • Reconocen los recursos naturales que los rodean y los espacios públicos como algo positivo.

La mayoría de niños y niñas expresa que lo que menos les gusta de su barrio es:

  • Las drogas legales e ilegales que se venden y consumen.
  • La basura y contaminación como algo desagradable para ellos.

Los lugares peligrosos que los niños y niñas reconocen dentro del barrio son: 

  • El Morro Solar
  • La Placita 
  • La escalera

Las razones principales son: 

  • Fuman 
  • Drogan
  • Delincuencia

Los lugares seguros que los niños y niñas identifican dentro de su barrioson aquellas que se encuentran cerca a su casa.

Las razones que señalan son:

  • Porque hay personas que conozco
  • Porque me siento protegido y nadie entra
  • Estoy protegido con mi familia
  • Porque me conocen

3. MEDICIÓN:

Pruebas aplicadas: 

Las pruebas fueron aplicadas a 27 niños y niñas que participarán en el programa de sport therapy. 

Teniendo en cuenta el contexto COVID-19 y el haber pausado el programa por 5 meses, consideramos importante aplicar dos pruebas que nos permitan comprender cómo están los niños y niñas actualmente. 

Asimismo, nos sirve como punto de partida para retomar el programa y poder medir el impacto.

 

  •  Prueba de Bienestar Mental Warwick
  • Asociación de palabras
  • Soporte social

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