Explica de qué se trata la “innovación”, por ej.: ¿es la idea y/o el modelo que utilizas para lograr tu misión, o tu comprensión sobre la población objetivo, etc.?
INNOVATION on the IDEA and MODEL: Extending health care of street children of India, including Mental Health Care.
A countless amount of children population in India live in the streets and seek for shelter in orphanages and assistance centers. They come from different scenarios: abandoned and orphaned children, sexually abused or exploited in many ways, addicted to drugs, begging children.
We are conscious of the great need of integration of mental health care; while providing answers to the constant increase of mental disorders. We are implementing substantial changes that prioritize prevention and early intervention; through education in mental health and psychological support.
Don Bosco, a registered Charitable Organization in India, asked us for urgent training actions and cooperation to ensure proper assistance. Educators and social helpers in general lack the knowledge on mental health problems. They need psychosocial educative programmes to recover their emotional and psychosocial wellbeing.
INNOVATION on the Understanding on the TARGET POPULATION
Beyond their material needs, we need to provide strong systems around children and youth to build their resilience and help them move beyond their social exclusion, empowering them to become real actors of their communities.
INNOVATION on the MODEL
Creation of an international professional network cooperating with national mental health professionals on the exchange of Knowledge.
Describe cómo se diferencia tu modelo de innovación en el campo, respecto al de cualquier otra organización.
Institutions in India working in the field, such as orphanages and assistance centers, are overwhelmed covering primary needs and lack technical knowledge to attend essential mental health aspects. Expanding their scope will contribute to the real recovery of their emotional, psychosocial wellbeing and social rehabilitation.
In providing technical leadership by creating a sustainable network of international professional cooperation, between local professionals in Mental Health and from abroad, generating new IT platforms and pedagogic sources to be distributed all around India.
At a systemic level, creating new alliances between different actors to integrate this new assistance to global care of children.
¿Qué tipo de sistema operativo y factores internos de la organización hacen que tu innovación sea un éxito?
COUNTERPART - In the first stage of the project we work with a very solid and established institution in India, Don Bosco (www.donboscoindia.com) that ensures:
1.- Co-designing and implementing programs and workshops in a participative and more realistic way.
2.- Better value of the social impact and results by performing with a controlled target population.
3.- Transcending to other institutions and influence for new policies due to their alliances with Indian Government.
CERTIFIED TRAINING PROGRAMS & PEDAGOGIC MATERIAL - To be replicated to cover any other institution thank to the pedagogic platform created.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK - Will support the project generating professional alliances of exchange of knowledge.
¿Cómo te aseguras que innovas constantemente a la luz de (potenciales) desafíos externos, o cuál es tu plan de crecimiento?
Innovation on psychological approach is guaranteed on a established network. Communication, evaluation and supervision between professionals will face every given challenge.
Training on Mental Health tools and training methodologies for caregivers is a claimed need and can always be replicated.
Creation of pedagogic sources in both formats, printed and IT, will be the tangible outcome that will benefit beyond our own limitations.
The International professional network will represent a new management model to invite new actors to the cooperation scenario from this particular psychosocial intervention scoop: professional bars, universities, public and private sector. We are now designing new proposals to conduct their interest and support.