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Guide “Conscious affectivity and organizational competence in SOS Children's Villages in Latin America and the Caribbean” Pepa Horno

Phone Conscious affectivity and organizational compentencia in SOS Children's Villages in Latin America and the Caribbean, written by Pepa Horno, we present today is the other key piece with the guide Promoting safe and protective environments that we spread a few weeks ago, organizational process driven by the Regional Office of SOS Children's Villages in Latin America and the Caribbean to generate quality standards for intervention with children, and adolescents both in their community programs and in the alternative care.

The two key concepts from Espirales CI worked for years to ensure protection and full implementation of the rights of children, and adolescents in the protection system are safe environments and conscious affectivity.

The key protection is to generate so-called "safe and protective environments", environments where people can get to develop fully, where they can see their rights respected and are free from any form of violence. In this way, even if a person wants to attack another you can not do so because the environment does not provide for this possibility or opportunity.

But to achieve generate these safe and protective environments need to promote conscious affectivity as a professional and organizational competence. An environment is only safe if it is an emotional environment. Create a safe and protective environment is a condition for an intervention of quality and guarantor of human rights of people living in it. This applies to:

  • Any work environment with people, Think of an office of any company or organization.
  • Care environments people, Think of hospitals or nursing.
  • Educational settings such as schools or centers Leisure.
  • Care environments people suffering, and especially children, and adolescents who may be suffering, such as foster care or alternative protection centers.

If it is to achieve all of these environments are full development environments, respect for human rights of those living in it, and recovery spaces, rehabilitation or personal reconstruction, we must ensure that all of them are warm and emotional environments. And this happens to be a professional obligation to those professionals responsible for the environment.

Affectivity in the environment can not rely on the personal characteristics of professional who is on duty, but it should be considered as a criterion of quality of work that takes place there. Not talking about a personal choice, but a professional obligation. And that is the change of look is proposed that involves professional and organizational challenge.

Competition so we're talking about is not just “affectivity”, which can occur naturally between two people, but “conscious affectivity”, it is the competition that starts when you understand that every professional should optimize the human relationship in their work and create a safe and protective environment from which people who are in charge (While the team that runs well or people who that team is caring) can develop a quality work and greater efficiency and performance. Effectiveness in an environment of care is measured by improvement or recovery of people who are in charge. In an organization like SOS Children's Villages, It is working from a focus on child rights, the effectiveness of their work is measured by the full implementation of the rights of children, and adolescents who he is responsible, as protection, full development or education, among others.

Thus the conscious affectivity leads to professional put consciousness in human relationship, and systematize everyday small details that warmth and security required for people to work efficiently, if it is a responsible team, or to enable people to develop fully, if an educational responsibility or care environment.

Affectivity becomes a professional competence that must be taken into account in the process staff pick of those professionals who will assume leadership roles human teams or care of others. Competition to be promoted internally as a feature of the working environment of an organization or institution generating a positive working environment. And competition must be considered a professional technical quality criteria and as such should be evaluated in the processes of internal promotion or performance evaluation.

Working with people, and most professional roles are, It develops not only from the technical knowledge but from human relationship. And this relationship must be consciously incorporated into professional development teams. Especially when it comes to care settings.

The guide we present today collects the definition of affectivity conscious and professional competence, the abilities They included in its development, as well as specific techniques for recruitment and performance evaluation for implementation in any work environment. It is developed specifically for SOS Children's Villages programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, but when you read you will see that you can move to any professional environment.

I take this opportunity to thank the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean SOS for the confidence placed in me for this process and all those responsible for the regional network of human resources and protection without whose contributions would have been impossible this guide.

As you will see by reading it, simply put consciousness in the relational dimension of professional work It helps to transform and increase its technical quality and effectiveness.

I hope you find it useful.

Pepa Horno

Upgrading to 21 December 2018

Now available in English / Now available in English: Conscious affection as an organizacional competence at SOS Children´s Villages in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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