Prevent mexican children from living in the street

by Fundacion Pro Ninos de la Calle,I.A.P.
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Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street
Prevent mexican children from living in the street

"In Day Center, I have fun and learn a lot, I like being there."

 

Juan has been at the Pro Niños Foundation for approximately 1 year and for him, being in “Day Center” is something significant.

Juan managed to join the Foundation along with his older brother, where in the company of other kids they learn to develop their physical and emotional skills.

 

Some activities he enjoys doing are painting, creating puzzles, performing shadow figures with his hands and visiting the Vasconcelos library.

 

With an age of 10 years Juan is strongly interested in digital media and wants to become an influential person in the area.

He declares that he is delighted to belong in the “Day Center”, since the educators encourage him to carry out his daily activities and accompany him at all times.

Juan infinitely thanks all the people who take the due time to give a donation to the Pro Niños Foundation.

He is currently about to enter the school and together with the educators he will be able to carry out school tasks and activities in the Day Center.

"THANK YOU FOR GIVING US ALL THESE THINGS!"

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The prevention of violence is a fundamental part of our work with adolescents and young people and the concentration in secondary schools, with the objective that the kids build healthier relationships. Through workshops, we seek that the kids reflect on the violent and non-violent and logical behaviors.

We work in secondary schools near Pro Niños and we serve an average of 170 students in different sessions. The work stage of the street is responsible for developing these workshops and it is sought to expand these activities in other areas of the CDMX.

We also began the year with the opening of workshops for parents and caregivers, with the aim of developing parenting skills, which allow them to stimulate and potentiate communication mechanisms with all family members, as well as to generate safe environments for coexistence.

 The prompt and adequate attention to the problem of addictions is a priority for the educators of Pro Niños. This year they will take a diploma to learn various mechanisms of prevention in the use, abuse and dependence of substances. Another of the programmed courses is the prevention and attention of family violence, a delicate situation that educators of all programs face.

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Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.

The first recreational trip held last April 30, scheduled within the activities of the "Parental Skills Workshop" carried out at the Family Care Program (PAF) of Fundación Pro Niños de la Calle I. A. P.

The parents and their children, beneficiaries of this care program, attended with the educators to Bioparque Estrellatheme park, where besides being able to see up close, feed and touch animal species that live in freedom; they were able to strengthen their coexistence ties.

The recreational trip objectives were fostering coexistence ties in safe spaces through physical and recreational activities to generate teamwork, reflection and sharing experiences among family members.

Despite being a group activity, each parent took care of the integrity of their children, seeking to strengthen with this, the exercise of responsible parenthood in a place other than home. Another important activity was the lunch preparation  that was the parents responsibility, trying to strengthen teamwork.

At the end of the day an assembly was held in which the parents shared their experiences on how to carry out a responsible parenthood outside the home and with this, seek to strengthen a support network among the attending families.

A total of 40 attendees, 14 parents and 26 children and adolescents were the beneficiaries that witnessed this trip.

Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
Parental Skills Workshop, recreational trip.
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The Family Care Program (PAF) started its Workshop on Parenting Skills on January 27th of this year. The first session was given at the PAF installations; there was a presentation activity where both parents and their children worked on self- knowledge.

It will be over the course of 11 sessions, that 14 families will develop the necessary parenting skills to learn the correct interactions between parents and their children.  On the last Friday of the month, a total of 15 fathers and mothers along with 29 children and teenagers will attend the workshop to do different programmed activities.

The Parenting Skills Workshop is divided into four modules: Self-knowledge, Upbringing, Conflict Resolution and Final Thoughts. .

The main topics of each session will be: What type of a mother/father am I ?; What is behind an emotion and how do adults react to them?; Listening to one and another; Communication Skills and Parenting Styles of Education and finally Conflict Resolution.  

During the Parenting Skills Workshop, there will also be three recreational activities: The first is a getting to know each other between, fathers, mothers and children. The second one is to identify the manner in which parents and children communicate during an outing. Finally, and as a closing of the workshop, the parents will be in charge of planning an outing and during the planning parents must take into account the listening, communication and conflict resolution skills.

At the beginning and at the end of the workshop a "Positive parenting" ranking will be applied, this is an instrument which can evaluate the development of parental skills.

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Celebration
Celebration

In 2012, Fundacion Pro Niños de la Calle started to carry out prevention work with families, during our work with children and adolescents we noticed that some of them did not live completely in the street, but they spent a lot of time there. In their surroundings, several factors put them at a latent risk of dropping out of school, initiation of substance use, involvement with criminal groups or living on the street.

Since then, we have worked with more than 50 families, 35 in the last year. Three of the this group completed their program cycle at Pro Niños, so on November 27 we celebrated their graduation acknowledging that they now have the skills and strengths to take care of their children and offer them safe environments in which they are heard, supported and protected.

In the celebration (which was also attended by other families we are currently working with), we played, ate, socialized and reflected on the achievements that each family has built based upon their effort, as well as the things in which they still need to work to attain a home where their children can feel safe and happy.

Throughout the process with the three graduating families, we shared many experiences such as the empowerment of mothers, who were able to accept and learn to handle various situations of violence that they had experienced in their life and that affected their own well-being and that of their children. Furthermore, the support of adolescents who made such important decisions as returning to school or entering a detoxification center for the treatment of addictions.

Now these families have become strong, they can move forward with their children, and they do not need the assistance of Pro Niños. They have been able to improve their living conditions, develop skills and create networks of support in their surroundings to face the difficulties of daily life and support their children in their development, without the street being an option of life for them.

Celebration
Celebration
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Fundacion Pro Ninos de la Calle,I.A.P.

Location: Mexico - Mexico
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Laura Alvarado
Mexico, Distrito Federal Mexico

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