Psychosocial Support: Social assistance for individuals, families, and communities aimed at supporting and preventing psychosocial consequences derived from various situations of violence. It involves provision of safe environments, support networks for self-care and the care of others, along with the encouragement, fulfillment and protection of rights.
Relevant Adult: adults that are around children, teenagers and youths, such as parents, guardians, teachers, community and government leaders who shared responsibility in guaranteeing the rights of children, teenagers and youths and creating safe environments for them. Young leaders may also play the role of relevant adult.
Affection: Is a way to create bonds through caring, respecting and treating others well. It’s recognizing each person’s individuality and making sure others feel safe, respected, and serene.
Art as a language for social transformation: Through its diverse forms of art have the faculty of becoming an indispensable remedy to begin the process of recognizing, loving, healing and forgiving ourselves.
Art has the virtue of affecting and touching people in ways that speeches, laws, and good intentions do not. Art educates our senses; it allows us to see reality, it teaches us hidden meanings. In this manner, we prioritize methodologies in which art and culture are essential tools to the process of change
Peace-builders community: we are a network of people and organizations that believe change is possible and that it is in our power. Conscious as we are of the importance of living in harmony with oneself, others and nature, we are linked to social realities, and we create alliances and mobilize in order to build a world full of solidarity, love and respect towards diversity and life.
This community is committed to achieving our mission through specific actions that contribute towards childhood and youth playing a major role in Building Peace.
The Peace-building community is made up of Familia Fundacion Mi Sangre (Mi Sangre Foundation Family), children, teenagers and youths along with their families, entrepreneurs, allies, media, artists, public officials, educational agents, donors, volunteers, and all who sow their seed to harvest peace.
Violent Contexts: these are environments and settings where personal and community wellbeing is limited, and personal, family and community freedom is violated. Human rights violations and actions that go against coexistence and the search for peace are characteristic of these contexts, hindering virtues such as expressions of love, solidarity, and the reconstruction of social fabric.
Care (of the self and others): Practices that lead to strengthening self-care and care for others, involving healing of wounds and protection of rights such as wellbeing.
Peace Culture: Set of values, attitudes, and actions that show respect towards life in all its forms and towards human beings and their dignity by placing human rights, the rejection of violence and the promotion of love, equality, liberty, diversity, citizenship and shared responsibility at the forefront. A Peace Culture links individual dimensions with a collective one. It recognizes and values the existence of conflict, transforms them creatively into new forms of coexistence and entails self-care and care for others.
Education for peace: A creative and reflective kinesthetic learning process that uses art as a pedagogical language by recognizing each human being’s role in building a peace culture. It seeks to encourage empathic human beings who are aware of their feelings, knowledge and context; who are capable of resolving conflicts creatively and exercising their citizenship in a responsible, proactive, critical, and participatory manner.
Meeting: the place where educational life-experience interactive therapy takes place. This generates mobilization through tools such as art, recreation and psychotherapy. It is characterized by bonds of affection, creation and transformation created with others to weave self-care, caring for others, and sharing.
Safe environment: These are human environments that are characterized by being embracing, safe, loving, respectful, listening, and guaranteeing children, teenagers, and youths’ human rights and wellbeing.
Psychosocial Team: This group is comprised of professionals in the fields of psychology, sociology social work, and similar areas, as wells as health personnel, community leaders, and social mobilizers. Their methodology involves a psychosocial approach tailored to different contexts and needs.
Leader: He who believes that there are things that must be transformed; he who encourages others to share their views on a subject and guides them to jointly overcome the challenges that change may bring.
CTY: This acronym references children, teenagers and youths who are capable of transforming their world with creativity, happiness, and renewing energy.
Resilience: It’s the personal and group potential to face adversity. It’s to offer creativity and hope in addition to strengthening the meaning of life in moments of hardship, allowing yourself to work with emotional tools in an assertive manner towards a personal, family and community wellbeing.
Healing wounds of the soul: It’s a way to overcome psychosocial wounds inflicted in violent contexts. Teje la Vida’s (Weaving life’s) goal is to visualize and strengthen the ability to recognize, create and recreate oneself with the potential of a life project originating from self care and the care of others through therapeutic processes.
Social Fabric: In Teje la Vida’s (Weaving life’s) methodology this concept alludes to the group of relationships that make it possible for there to be social cohesion between people inhabiting the same territory.