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F's videos. Javier Romeo “The three intelligences and sadness” in Spanish, French and Moroccan Arabic

Now closing the revitalization of the Blog “UNICEF with protection centers” during the COVID-19 health emergency we concluded the videos for children, and adolescents (especially for those who live in protection centers) with this last batch.

In first video we explore our three intelligences and how to use them to better manage rabies and second video we saw how to use the three intelligences to better relate to our fears, which were the most prominent emotions then. In third video we focus on something very necessary after all we have lived: learn to ask for help better.

In this fourth batch of videos we become aware of sadness, and how to use the three intelligences to better manage it. Why, curiously, Now that fear for the health emergency is decreasing, sadness begins for all the losses. Loss of persons, who have died or disappeared from daily life. Loss of situations, how to go to the educational center, the times with friends and families and leisure spaces. And also missed opportunities, from the experiences that allow development, like education, relationships and leisure.

There is a temptation to pretend that nothing has happened. But what has happened, has passed, and we need to assimilate it little by little. We need to give ourselves time to go through sadness.

In this video aimed at children, and adolescents, we explore the use of the three intelligences seen in the previous videos to better manage sadness. With seven keys and a reminder of the importance of asking for help, it will be possible that we take advantage of the sadness to value what we have in each moment.

Here is the video in Spanish:

Here is the video in French:

And here is the video in Moroccan Arabic:

With hope and awareness,

F. Javier Romeo and Pepa Horno

F's videos. Javier Romeo “The three intelligences and ask for help” in Spanish, French and Moroccan Arabic

Here we have one more delivery included in the revitalization of the Blog “UNICEF with protection centers” during the health emergency by COVID-19 with a new batch of videos for children, and adolescents (especially for those who live in protection centers).

In first video we learned about our three intelligences and how to use them to better manage rabies, and second video we explore how to use the three intelligences to better relate to our fears. In this third video we focus on something fundamental after all we have lived: learn to ask for help better. Most of us have had a hard time during confinement, and children, girls and teenagers too. And now that there is more relationship, it's time to ask for help, from people close or far, to be able to solve what has appeared in this time and to be able to live with accompaniment the different experiences.

They are designed to be seen with children, girls and adolescents and being able to ask them questions like “Do you need any help from me that I haven't seen in this time??”, “Who else could you ask for help?”, “What other ways to ask for help can you think of??”.

Here is the video in Spanish:

Here is the video in French:

And here is the video in Moroccan Arabic:

With hope and awareness,

F. Javier Romeo and Pepa Horno

F's videos. Javier Romeo “The three intelligences and fear” in Spanish, French and Moroccan Arabic

Continuing with the revitalization of Blog “UNICEF with protection centers” during the health emergency by COVID-19, we continue with the videos for children, girls and adolescents living in protection centers. In this second video F. Javier Romeo explores how to use the three intelligences presented in the first video also to better manage fear, with six practical proposals.

Here is the video in Spanish (Castilian):

Here is the video in French:

Here is the video in Moroccan Arabic (Tangier-Tetouan dialect):

We hope you find them useful to talk to children, girls and adolescents of their fears and worries, both with regard to health, studies or social life.

With hope and awareness,

F. Javier Romeo and Pepa Horno

F's videos. Javier Romeo “The three intelligences and the rage” in Spanish, French and Moroccan Arabic

In the framework of the revitalization of Blog “UNICEF with protection centers” during the health emergency by COVID-19, we are making videos for children, girls and adolescents living in protection centers. This first video is double, and in it F. Javier Romeo presents on the one hand our three intelligences and on the other how can we use these three intelligences to better relate to our anger.

Here is the video in Spanish (Castilian):

Here is the video in French:

And here is the video in Moroccan Arabic (Tangier-Tetouan dialect):

In the coming weeks we will upload the following videos.

We hope you find them useful to better manage rabies during confinement (and during the steps towards the lack of confidence).

F. Javier Romeo and Pepa Horno

Story “My home is a castle”, by Itziar Fernández Cortés

Hello to all and to all:

My name is Itziar Fernández Cortés, I am a child psychotherapist expert in trauma and gender violence. Since 2017 I am pleased to to collaborate with Espirales CI in its investigations into the reality of children, violated and adolescents from human rights approach to different entities such as Spanish UNICEF Committee or SOS Children's Villages Spain.

But what brings me here today is not sharing the results of these experiences, but a more personal project, which it is directly linked to the situation we are experiencing due to the pandemic arising from the rapid expansion of the coronavirus, and the development of the story illustrated My home is a castle With Lorena Zamora Blanco as an illustrator and published by Hilo Editions, which it is for free download.

We are many psychologists that we felt challenged to contribute to improving the mental health of people in confinement, everyone have received videos and guides that we recommend how to cope with fear and anxiety as calmly as possible, devoting our time to various tasks. Never before did both sports indoors.

For families, the task is doubly complicated, as well as cope with their own emotional state, should convey calm and security, accompanying emotional states of children in charge. All this, reconciling work and family life.

We know how important it is to inform children about what is happening in a clear and simple, adapted to their age. We also know how important it is to carry out various activities throughout the day. But how can we transmit it in a playful way to encourage their involvement?

It is important not to let it be "distracted" with the TV or video games forever because "we feel sorry that they can not leave", or "fairly they are enduring". Nor should we turn homework in daily obligation, downplaying other tasks, both children, as for adults, They are necessary for a proper balance in everyday life.

The objective of My home is a castle It is helping families to give structure to the day, with a simple script than ten kinds of tasks that can develop daily, which identifies what skills are developed for each type of activity.

It is not a set of proposals, but a wrapper for the same, and an excuse for communication where each family must adapt them according to their tastes, spaces, time and materials available.

Internet is a wonderful window into the world that brings us closer to creative ideas that other people have previously developed. You find pages of meditation and relaxation child, dance tutorials, physical training routines, recipes adapted to every age, pages simple paper crafts, paperboard, milk cartons ...

Fortunately, We have a virtual level all! We just need to spend a little time.

And time is just what you have given us.


Campaign “Start to Talk” (“Start talking”) Council of Europe to address child sexual abuse in sport

The Council of Europe has outdone with a powerful approach to child sexual abuse in the field of sport with the campaign “Start to Talk” (“Start talking”).

The Council of Europe, through its Division for Children's Rights, And Adolescents It has as a cornerstone of its action to protect children, and adolescents against any kind of violence. It is especially known Lanzarote Convention, the Council of Europe promoted and launched in 2007 as a framework for protecting children, and adolescents against sexual violence, including sexual exploitation, and it is ratified by Spain. In 2010 developed the Bell “One in five” prevention of child sexual abuse among children in 3 a 6 years. We collaborated in this campaign and training materials from Espirales Consulting Children, we have continued to disseminate our formations in different parts of the Spanish geography (and that the Council of Europe itself led us to introduce in Italy Pepa and Javier in Tunisia).

For all this we two, Oven nugget and F. Javier Romeo, We welcome the emergence of this new campaign “Start to Talk” (“Start talking”) against child sexual abuse in the field of sport. With a very clean web, structured in clear and strong messages, around a video that is wonderful is organized:
… for the variety of characters that appear,
… to reflect that there are child victims, girls and adolescents of both sexes,
… to collect they can abuse both men and women, and other children, and adolescents,
… Also visible for children, and adolescents with some kind of special vulnerability (as disabilities),
… by giving a simple key: the responsibility to talk about is the environment adults.

This is all in Spanish, but also includes links to other resources to prevent child sexual abuse in sport, those already in English (including a directory of specialists among which is F. Javier Romeo).

And we love that also has been officially presented today along with campaign materials detection and prevention of child sexual abuse in the field of sport “Child sexual abuse is out of play” #abusofueradejuego we have developed from Espirales CI for the Superior Council of Sports and Youth Sports Foundation in collaboration with UNICEF Spanish Committee. Synergies add resources to move forward.

Watch the video and its power comprobad. And then I spread it. Sure you can have very interesting conversations with children, and adolescents in your environment, and professional.

F. Javier Romeo and Pepa Horno

The toolbox that children themselves can play ... and manage us

kit_proteccion_educoLast 13 September 2016 Educo He launched a set of awareness materials, the Educo protection kit, with the aim that people adult, children acquire tools to prevent and recognize the different situations of violence towards children and, if, to follow some basic guidelines on how to react and where and who to ask for appropriate help depending on the situation.

This toolbox, aimed at both people who have contact with children, especially families with children from 6 a 9 years or 10 a 12 years, as the children themselves, He explains in straightforward language and stripped of technicalities the basics of such a complex issue as is the violence towards children. The different materials that make up the kit provide the necessary keys for your readers to build together an environment of coexistence based on mutual respect and affection and know how to react to a revelation or suspected case of violence against a child.

The kit consists of three boxes of materials. Especially designed for those readers who come into contact for the first time this subject, this division is not based on technical criteria but responds to the will of users to manage the different parts with ease and find the necessary information at all times quickly.

The first case focuses on positive emotional education and conflict resolution. Your guides insist on the priority of building with children with a solid emotional foundation to sit on security and know that you will always find listen out, understanding and support in their trusted adults and care. constantly stressing the importance of adults have a positive parenting in which limits and tenderness They go hand in hand, This section provides recommendations on how educate the emotions of children (and own) in order to relate to others professing and demanding respect.

The second case describes the various forms of violence towards children. Their manuals are aimed to provide guidelines for children to learn to identify situations of violence and to develop strategies appropriate to seek help and know who to ask for it. The families, educators and care figures find prevention measures simple while effective, key to teaching children self-protection guidelines and indications of how messages react, a who and where to go where appropriate.

the third box is dedicated to bullying and cyberbullying. In addition to describing its features and offer prevention and detection key, two fundamental messages are transmitted: all children involved in a case of peer violence need support and specific actions and is essential to ensure that children develop ability to establish friendly relations with their peers and to help other children in their environment who are suffering.

The kit has a fun design and handy format that favors rapid and daily consultation. It contains a cooperative board game, children's stories with their respective reading guide, manuals and guides aimed at adults or younger readers with explanations, recommendations, activities and posters with messages and phone numbers help to hang in a conspicuous place of the commonplaces of the house, the room the child or for a ride on the agenda or backpack.

Live free from all forms of violence is a right for children but also a necessary condition to achieve their full development. This depends mainly on the adults responsible for their protection and care exercise their functions upbringing and education exerting a culture of good deal, protection to children and promoting their autonomy.

Spiral Consulting Children He has been working for years for the full protection of all children, and adolescents by promoting the development of safe environments and spaces of good affective treatment for children. Thus, applauds any initiative, How is it going, It aims to raise awareness on the prevention of all forms of violence against children as responsibility of everyone and instil that culture of good treatment inviting people to spend more time with children to relate to them with affection and respect.

It has been for me a real pleasure to contribute my grain of sand in the development of this toolbox on aspects that have to do with the prevention, detection and intervention in cases of violence towards children. If there is anything worth mentioning the spirit of these materials it is the will to explain in simple language serious issues that concern families and care figures and push through the proposed activities, stories and games table active participation and processing capacity of children in the dynamics of their relations with their environment.

Thus, I can recommend that families and educators figures have at home, in the classroom or living space protection kit Educo as a common everyday briefcase available to everyone and that children can manipulate without fear of getting hurt: their tools help avoid.

Aurea Ferreres

Video “Jumping” Pixar to explain the resilience

In training we are giving Pepa Horno and F. Javier Romeo to SOS Children's Villages in Latin America and the Caribbean we are dealing in depth the topic of resilience. It is an online course for professionals from various relevant regional office of this prestigious international NGO dedicated to protecting children through children's homes countries, an organization we admire and we support our training and our advice in a while.

This resilience training started each session with a specific video to provoke reflection (cognitively and emotionally). And the keys are resisting resilience, remade and even strengthened.

In this video, qualified “Jumping” in Spanish (English “Boundin'”), Pixar (2003), we can see a fun and shocking at the same time the ability of the lamb to process a difficult situation: resist the situation, but also remade and even strengthened with external resources (in this case a guide resilience, the “conejílope” or antlered rabbit).

We hope the video will prove useful for comment children that you have around you at this time.

Pepa Horno and F. Javier Romeo

Council for Children and Adolescents in the IMAS Mallorca

Child participation mechanisms and adolescents are one of the guarantees of the quality of any type of intervention that is made in the protection system. The more so after the last legal reform of the Organic Law 1/1996 legal protection of children (law 26/2015), that spirit transformer, It has included as mandatory processes listening to the child, girl or adolescent in any decision affecting him.

Actually, these processes should be as mandatory as a right of every child, girl or adolescent living in our country since the Spanish state ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1990, but still a pending task.

But, systematize these processes adolescent child participation is one of the tasks that represent a more radical change not only in the operation that is currently performed, but in the eyes of the professionals of the protection system (I referred to in all its facets include law enforcement professionals, police, health, educational and social), They used too often to decide and for the child but without the child.

So how are you arise when initiatives, pioneer in the Spanish state, and developed with quality, transparency and professional rigor admirable, worth disseminate.

This is not a Council of Child Participation any, a space that fortunately already exists in many Spanish municipalities, but a Participation Council for Children and Adolescents made up of boys and girls who are currently in the protection system in Mallorca, ie foster care programs or residential responsibility Majorcan Institute of Social Affairs (IMAS) under the Consell de Mallorca.

Are the boys and girls who live in the facility reviewing the issues that affect them of the measures taken with them, the intervention process that follows, your daily life in protection centers. Boys and girls from their experience in the first person protection system, propose initiatives for improvement.

Watch the video. deserves. Hopefully serve as an example of what is possible when the political will, professional rigor and warmth needed to develop a space for participation like this. Because there are always people who drive these changes with their professionalism and their confidence in the potential of children, and adolescents with working, and the work of Marisa Martí Llorca in this case has been essential for the development of this project. And institutions, as IMAS the Consell de Mallorca to assume its cost and profit, becoming institutional referents. And others, as Office of Defense of the Rights of Minors Government of the Balearic Islands, that support to enable visibility.

Pepa Horno

“Empty”, Anna story about resilience Llenas

Since CI Spirals We try to echo awareness materials we found and we seem valuable, especially those created for children.

vacio_anna_llenasThese materials sometimes we send them, and sometimes appear in our personal search. This is the case of Empty, a story written and illustrated by Anna Llenas, which it has been published by Barbara Fiore Editora, and I found in “Paper tower”, an incredible library that I discovered in Ciutadella (Menorca).

Anna Llenas and is an illustrator known for creating very beautiful books about emotions for children and a great educational potential. The monster colors It is a benchmark in this topic, and The labyrinth of the soul collects very beautiful texts about different emotions and actually includes some that are usually not usually found in this type of book.

But Empty deserves special mention because of the subject we work. And drawing the cover caught my attention, empty since the girl was just in your gut, and that's just an image that I use constantly in my work, of the “guts”. So I stopped, and I opened. I imagined not find such a treasure. Rarely have I found a story that describes with such certainty the process of resilience that we start to face the pain. The protagonist is a girl, but it could be any of the people I've met in therapy, or at conferences or courses.

This is the video summary of the story, which includes only the beginning, does not disclose the final, how the child manages to cope with their loss. The story picks up in my opinion all technically important about: monsters coming out of the vacuum, the false closures, emotional dependence, vertigo, the tears, the reunion with the interior, the personal garden, The different approach on the other, new experiences, affective network and the vacuum level. But everything from the poetic language, unpayable images and magical colors.

In short reading for our children, for people with whom we work and end for the souls of us all (and they can be obtained ideas online resources from the author). I recommend it strongly. Hope you enjoy it as much as the IM.

Pepa Horno

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