The family is at the heart of Rodelillo Foundation’s approach and of its remarkable success. Rodelillo’s approach is integral; that is, it treats each member of a family group as a whole person within her/his social context, the basic social unit, the family; and helps each member to value and build on the affective bonds and intra-family identity uniting it. Each family is self-defined, and each family member is self-actuated and self-actualized within the context of the family.
Working with its dedicated team of a social workers, psychologist, micro-business advisor or other specialists each family becomes more conscious of the particular strengths, interests and dreams – and negative attitudes and dysfunctional behaviors – of each family member, and gradually as a family they decide on a collective plan of action, a family plan — and sign a contract with Rodelillo – to undertake and complete a process of transformation. The results are amazing!
Rodelillo addresses an integral set of fundamental needs which actuate people. These include:
- The construction of a family plan to take charge of, and assume responsibility for, the family´s situation, in which each family member’s personal goals also become part of the family’s goals. The family plan is the backbone of the entire intervention, a blueprint to more fulfilling and productive lives.
- The affective, communicational and cooperative relations subsisting between and among all family members, between parents or couple, with and among their children and extended family, including open and rational discussion of vital themes such as family history and roots, self-esteem, sexuality, and the observance of family norms and limits.
- Teaching and encouraging life-style habits of self-respect and self-control; preventive healthcare and sound nutrition; respect and care for one’s environment; sports and recreation; and accessing local health and self-help networks;
- Educational reinforcement based on commitment parent with the children education process, and parental literacy;
- Vocational training programs based on the aptitudes and interests of each participant in the context of local labor market demands, including focused training, support, derivation, and micro-credits for micro-entrepreneurs; and
- Orientation and personalize guidance for families in applying for and taking possession of definitive housing solutions, and to improve the actual housing conditions (housing security, hygiene, equipment).