Affection and Protection

Criança é Vida Afeto e Proteção (Child is Life Affection and Protection) is a project directed at parents and educators. It includes 7 instructional units and began in 2011.

The purpose is to sensitize and inform about violence against children in order to avoid violence in the home. Working to prevent family violence means enabling early intervention aimed at minimizing violent situations against children.

Specific project objectives:

Make adults aware of the need to take responsibility for child care and education; promote reflection on situations that protect or put at risk children and adolescents in a fun way; deal with the kinds of violence against them, such as negligence, abandonment, physical and psychological violence, sexual abuse and exploitation, and Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

  1. Child development stages – expected behaviors
  2. Violence produces violence – consequences for child development
  3. Violent behavior – why are children more and more aggressive?
  4. The importance of family
  5. Forms of violence against children
  6. The Child and Adolescent Statute (ECA)
  7. Sharing tips and orientation

I am now better prepared to get along better with my children; I mean being patient and wise to educate them in a proper way. I am going to be able to share all this knowledge with my family and friends.

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When I had my daughter, the relationship was very confusing. There was no mother-daughter relationship; I just wanted her to sleep so I could go out. I had no responsibility and didn’t see myself as a mother. But, through this training, I started to think about my life and family. Discovering the value of love. My daughter and I became best friends in a few months.

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These meetings showed me how important it is to pay attention to the smallest things about my children. I also learned to listen and not spank unnecessarily.

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My son was very nervous and aggressive – and I was even asked to come to school to talk about it. I left there in despair, without knowing what to do with him. It was then that I recalled the meetings of the Afeto e Proteção (Affection and Protection) project and how they had said that we should behave as if we were children again, to build a better dialogue. I did that and I talked a lot. The result was very good, he is now a different kid.

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I have always hit my children a lot. Today I think 10 times about the words and teachings received.

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I learned that we can never give up on our children.

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I try to share the information discussed in the meetings with my husband. Together we can better educate our child.

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