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Welcome to the new website for Civil Association St. Bernadette's Children's Projects, in San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru. St Bernadette's is a non-profit making organization providing free services for children and adolescents in the local and surrounding area, including a Children's Centre, Remedial School, Children's Residential Home, and community outreach program.

St. Bernadette’s Children’s Centre

St. Bernadette´s Children’s Centre, known locally as Casa del Niño y de la Niña, is a Children’s Centre providing services for children between the ages of 3 and 16.

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St. Bernadette’s Children’s Home

The Children’s Home provides temporary residential care, psychological intervention, support and compassion for children that have been abused and mistreated.

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St. Bernadette’s Remedial School

St Bernadette´s Remedial School provides education, support and therapy to local children with learning difficulties.

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Community Outreach

Working with Schools:

In order to promote child protection it is necessary to develop Prevention Programmes directed to other organizations and educational institutions, at primary, secondary and university level, with the finality of harnessing protection techniques at a personal and family level.

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Child Protection

Child Protection:

Those of us working in the area of Child Sexual Abuse see the pain and suffering of the children affected on a daily basis. This calls us to move beyond the work within the walls of the Children’s Home in order to confront this reality in society through prevention, education and the detection of cases of abuse, even those that are hidden.

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Promoting family therapy

Family Therapy:

From the very start we realized the importance of also working with the parents of the children who frequent our Centres. The initial ‘warning bell’ came early in the life of the Children’s Centre where we tried to inculcate values in the children through the way we related to them, however, the reality in their homes was often very different,

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Child Protection Desk:

We offer the service of a Child Protection Desk which promotes the defense of the Human Rights of the Children, as stated by the law, through the counseling of people who come to seek help for family violence, child mistreatment, abandonment or sexual abuse etc.

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