Psychological assessment and therapeutic support for children at risk of exclusion in Portugal

The project benefits 35 children and young people from difficult social backgrounds

The project benefits 35 children and young people from difficult social backgrounds The project benefits 35 children and young people from difficult social backgrounds

The Asociación de Hogares Familiares para Niños y Jóvenes Nuevo Futuro has a mission to welcome children and young people at risk of exclusion in family homes in various cities in Portugal.

Fundación MAPFRE supports this project through the their collaboration in implementing a psychological assessment and psychotherapeutic support system designed to foster the children's emotional development through two main activities:

The psychological assessment, whose goal is to use tests and techniques to objectively assess and describe the psychological functioning of a child/young person, as this provides a lot of information about their behavior and makes it possible to draw up a psychological profile of their cognitive and memory skills. This allows for a detailed diagnosis that ensures an adequate intervention suited to the individual beneficiary.

Psychological or psychiatric support which encourages the child and young people's emotional development in such a way that they improve their communication skills and can express their needs and difficulties. This activity will help them with their personal and social development.

The project currently benefits 35 children and adolescents from difficult social backgrounds who have not had a stable family environment and have often been exposed to abusive situations, negligence and physical and psychological mistreatment.

The Asociación Novo Futuro, founded in Portugal in 1996, is a non-profit Social Solidarity Institution whose main purpose is to provide physical, emotional and social care in their 8 residential homes to 73 children and young people from 3 to 18 years old, who do not have a stable family background, prioritizing groups of siblings.