Dreaming Project Institute (Instituto Projeto Sonhar) assists in the human development of families, supporting people’s physical, psychic and emotional health, as well as their material and cultural expansion, being affection the fundamental basis for reaching these rights.
Dreaming Families Project (Projeto Sonhar Familiar) seeks family development through biopsychosocial care and monitoring. Participant family groups come from the district of Capão Redondo, with children and teenagers up to the age of 14, exposed to situations of personal and social risk, and with fragile family and community ties.
This support is institutional, for the maintenance of the organization and its activities.
The 23 families served by Dreaming Project (Projeto Sonhar) currently present at least a social risk situation that directly affects family dynamics. The main issues identified are sexual abuse of children and teenagers, alcoholism, drug addiction, extreme poverty, neglect and mistreatment, mental health issues and domestic violence.
The UBS (Basic Health Units) in the community have a professional to meet the mental and emotional health demands of the assisted population. However, it is difficult to get an appointment and, when it happens, the therapy is usually done in groups, generating different complaints among the participants. Patients feel exposed considering that, for most, it is not easy to talk about themselves and their issues.
To match other needs, Dreaming Families Project (Projeto Sonhar Famílias) aims not only to offer social actions, but also direct psychological assistance. Therapy enables personal empowerment, the capacity to strengthen and restore affective bonds, overcoming traumas and reducing mental suffering.
For this reason, psychological assistance is fundamental to help the development process of a more just and egalitarian society, allowing families and individuals the means to develop biopsychosocially.
The Dreaming Project Institute (Instituto Projeto Sonhar) has created a specific methodology that includes the following steps:
In relation to the offer of psychological care, it is also worth mentioning that: