Therapeutic Support at Casa Maín
Casa Maín welcomes 120 girls
, teenagers and children who come from unstructured families and environments with severe risks of social exclusion and, in many cases, directly from the streets. All of them are supplied everything they need to be able to grow as human beings and to reintegrate into society, with an academic and ethical education, giving them basic needs such as food, clothing, care and different hygiene and health treatments.
However, all of them have suffered heavy trauma before arriving to the foster home, and must be treated professionally. Otherwise, when they reach adulthood and leave the foster home, and despite the personal and professional preparation they have received, they will fall into the same mistakes that they experienced prior to their entry into the home. They will unconsciously repeat the same behaviour as their parents and end up in their same situations and eventually lose their daughters.
It is for this reason that Cooperand launched in late 2013 a project aimed at giving psychological support by providing the services of a psychologist who attends the foster home 12 hours a week and treats all the girls who have suffered abuse, exploitation and ill-treatment. We are planning to increase this service to eight hours a day every week, and therefore be able to provide a more appropriate attention suited to the population of girls, teenagers and young adults at the home.
Since August 2015, Casa Molines Patrimonis
has taken on this project, increasing the hours of psychological attention service and starting with a new area of psychopedagogy, which will complement the work of the therapist attending the needs of all girls and children residing at the home.