Model

Research

We take advantage of all learning to transform it into a tool for social change. We generate, systematize and share relevant information that arises from practice or that is required to strengthen action, articulation and incidence projects.

Articulation and incidence

We provide training, advice and support to related projects, on issues related to the comprehensive development of children and youth, and the social prevention of violence. We direct efforts to influence public policies and decisions that have a direct impact on the comprehensive development of children and young people.

Intervention

We contribute to the CAY of Malinalco being able to choose and live a life they value, by promoting their rights to protection against violence, promotion of development and participation.

Boys, girls, adolescents and young people from 7 to 24 years old in a situation of social exclusion in the municipality of Malinalco. 

Families of these girls, boys and young people, who want to work with us to improve child-rearing environments and relationships between their members.

with whom we work in alliance to join efforts and positively impact the children and youth of Malinalco. 

Approaches:

The rights approach involves understanding and empowering CAY as subjects of law and as actors in their own development. From this perspective we promote the participation of CAY, in the construction of alternatives that allow their integral development and the exercise of their rights, and we understand poverty as the social, economic and political exclusion of people, a consequence of violated rights and unjust structures. .

Highlighting gender as a transversal approach allows us to recognize, make visible and address the existence of hierarchies and social roles between men and women, which are expressed in inequality, oppression, subordination and violence. From this, we can consider and address these differences when designing our programs and activities, and visualize them with the participants.

Amartya Sen's capabilities approach implies considering both the internal means of people (their skills, experiences, knowledge), as well as the external resources (opportunities, networks, relationships) that are necessary for people to be free. to do and be what they value. By working from this approach, we understand that it is necessary to intervene at the same time individually with people, and in environments (families, the community).

For us, working from the youth approach implies thinking about the characteristics and needs of people between the ages of 15 and 24 based on the life cycles they go through according to their age and the social and historical context in which they develop. It is also to recognize the differences between the different ways of going through the decision-making process that youth implies, and to observe the experiences and actions of people in this process, as well as the opportunities they have to carry them out. We believe in the ability of young people to develop in a healthy and comprehensive way, when they are in a context of relationships and in an ecosystem that nurtures their growth, and to be agents of positive social change in their community. 

Theoretical perspective:

As a basis for Imaginalco, an ecological analysis of violence is used, which allows us to understand it as a multicausal and therefore predictable disease, which occurs in the interaction between the different levels and elements of a system: individual, family, community and social. /structural. From this theory, proposed by the World Health Organization (2002), violence responds to various risk factors which increase the probability of a person getting involved in violent situations or relationships (or in other critical conditions for their development) .

Skills are individual characteristics that help us achieve our goals, that are measurable and malleable over the course of our lives. They originate from the interaction between biological predispositions and family, school and community factors. Psychosocial skills are those that have to do with the behavior patterns, feelings and thoughts of people. At Imaginalco, we deeply believe that if we create conditions that allow people to develop their skills, they will be better able to access existing opportunities in their environment to choose and live a life they value. 

The culture of good treatment emerges as a re-education proposal to build solutions and develop the conditions, attitudes, skills and values that make peace and equity relations between people more possible. This notion emphasizes what to do to treat each other well, developing the skills and attitudes for an equitable, harmonious and non-violent coexistence.

Methodologies:

It is a theoretical and methodological proposal for psychosocial intervention, based on a model of the mind that contemplates three dimensions: context, emotions and attachment, and theory of mind. It integrates different elements of clinical, social and community psychology and is a broad-spectrum model, which allows us to apply the same principles at different levels. The objective of this methodology is to provide tools so that we can promote the autonomy of the participants without compromising their security.

It is a theoretical and methodological proposal for psychosocial intervention, based on a model of the mind that contemplates three dimensions: context, emotions and attachment, and theory of mind. It integrates different elements of clinical, social and community psychology and is a broad-spectrum model, which allows us to apply the same principles at different levels. The objective of this methodology is to provide tools so that we can promote the autonomy of the participants without compromising their security.

-Sense of belonging

-Positive bonding 

-Healthy and study habits  

-Knowledge about rights, sexuality, consumption and violence. 

-Psychosocial skills 

-Parenting skills

-Skills for self-employment 

-Critical reflection on the environment 

-Capabilities to detect, prevent and deal with ASI.

- Fair and equitable relationships

-Healthy lifestyles

-Sense of agency

-Positive parenting environments

-Reduction in violence and sexual abuse.

We are a mixed team between professionals and young people from the community, in constant training. Our educators and educators are here for their vocation of service and commitment to the community. They are sensitive people, so they can detect the spoken and unspoken needs of the participants. And they have the experience, knowledge and tools to respond to these needs, always putting the physical and emotional care of all those involved at the center. 

We have three physical spaces located at different points in the municipal capital. They are safe spaces on a physical, social and emotional level. They are worthy, attractive and accessible to the population with whom we work

We operate artistic, sports, training and recreational activities that respond to the needs and interests of the participants, and that respond to three elements:

1) They must be safe, with clear limits and rules, respond to planning, have a structure, and be carried out constantly.

2) They must place the care of affective and emotional security at the center, contribute to the creation of affective bonds between the participants, and promote the identification, management and expression of emotions.

3) They must be playful, fun and formative, stimulating the ability to mentalize and analyze one's own experience in order to learn from it. 

Research

Research

Systematization of knowledge that arises from practice or that is required to strengthen action, articulation and incidence projects.

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Articulation and incidence

Articulation and Incidence

Training, advice and support for related projects, on issues related to the comprehensive development of boys, girls and young people, and the social prevention of violence. We work to influence public policies.

Workshops, accompaniment and advice

We are aware of the value of sharing the learning that has been generated over several years of work. For this reason, we offer support and advisory services to groups, organizations and companies that are interested in promoting projects with objectives similar to ours, with a focus on participation, comprehensive development of children and youth, and strengthening of the social fabric.