Articles

New Challanges

Given that St. Bernadette´s Residential Home, a haven for children who have been sexually abused, is the only Home in Peru with this specific profile, we find ourselves always full as the “Ministry of the Woman and Vulnerable Populations” directs the children who have suffered sexual abuse to our door. Because of this we found it necessary to consider the possibility of extending our

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A Mother’s Anguish

The nightmare started whenever I found my daughter Diana of 10 years of age bleeding from her wounds after being sexually abused. I rushed her to the hospital thinking that she would be safe there, and treated for her wounds like any other patient, but after one night she was taken off in a car without my being told her destination. I ran after

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Every Child is Born with Rights, like a flower with petals.

Adults, whether mother, father, relative, teacher, friend or neighbour, relate daily with children and adolescents. So, it is good to ask ourselves, how do we approach them?  Does the relationship that we establish help them to grow? The reality is, we assume different attitudes according to how we see children, and relate to them according to the expectations we have of them.   In

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Invisible Children

If we look closely at the way the “space” in which we live, at home, in the neighbourhood and city, we will realize that everything is done with adults in mind. There are few secure spaces that are agreeable and motivate sufficiently our children to develop healthily, freely and creatively. The same happens with our time. The family timetable dedicates little time to conversation,

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Learning In Freedom

Looking after from 600 to 800 children and adolescents each day, an average similar to that of a medium school, has meant for the team of the Children’s Centre to go forward making the way, to seek new roads and to learn to read the signals given by the children themselves. Above all because it is a case of putting into practice a pedagogical

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