Capacity building

Capacity Building is a modality that is part of the Prevention programs of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare. Serves children and adolescents from 7 to 17 years old, with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

Corresponds to a comprehensive care service of 4 hours a day. Its main objective is to contribute to the strengthening and development of the individual capacities of participants with disabilities and their families. It does so through a methodology supported by adaptive skills that allow them to achieve higher levels of independence to carry out the usual activities of daily life. Therefore, it is sought that they facilitate their social inclusion in co-responsibility with their families and with the National Family Welfare System.

Likewise, through interdisciplinary work seeks:

-Develop and / or strengthen a comprehensive rehabilitation process from the framework of the adaptive skills of the participants through methodological strategies. For example, leisure, recreation, sport, arts and reasonable adjustments that allow family, educational and / or occupational inclusion as a bet to improve their quality of life.

-Accompany and guide participants with disabilities and their families in the construction of their life project. It starts from the recognition of its potential, the identification of the facilitators, barriers and the types of supports required for its consolidation.

-Dynamize social, virtual and human networks, favoring access and appropriation of the rights of participants with disabilities served in the modality. This in co-responsibility with their families and in search of the generation of social transformations against the concept of intellectual disability. Also to the guarantee of rights through the mobilization of the National Family Welfare System.

-Strengthen the capacities of families for the prevention and enforcement of their rights, mobilizing generativity factors that minimize risks in their context and favor family dynamics.

The Tobías Emanuel Institute consolidates the modality as a program aimed at providing comprehensive care processes based on the quality of life criterion. Its purpose is to strengthen the unity and family structure of children and adolescents to prevent and promote the guarantee of their rights, promote their social inclusion and improve the quality of life.

Intervention Strategy in the Capacity Building modality

Recognizing that there are multiple ways of developing work with children and adolescents with disabilities and their families, this program establishes various intervention strategies. They seek to have a significant impact on the development and strengthening of the adaptive skills of the beneficiaries.

One of them is art, through which beneficiaries strengthen their relationship with the world. They discover it, discover it and appropriate various knowledge. It is the generator of the development of the natural creative expression that every being brings with it. It stimulates both qualities and social, moral values ​​and self-esteem. And it also contributes to the development of skills such as psychomotricity, expression and symbology.

At the same time, new tools are made available that allow the integral development of our beneficiaries. They are articulated to the mobilizing axes proposed from the ICBF Operational Manual: Art and Culture, Sport and Recreation, Science and technology and Literature and play.

All these efforts together with working with families allow us to guide the construction of their life project and promote their social inclusion.

Integral Development Methodology