Abilities for Life Programme (AfLP)

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What does it consist of?

It is a model of psychosocial intervention that incorporates actions of detection and prevention of risk; promotes self-care strategies and develops skills for the coexistence of different actors in the school community. It works from a situational diagnosis at a local level and activates school and community networks to coordinate mental health actions of children and adolescents in interaction with their significant adults, such as their parents and teachers.

Develops continuous and sequential actions to promote self-care of the teacher’s mental health, positive environment in the classroom, and positive interaction teacher/educator – parents; prevention measures for children with risk behaviors and referral to mental health care (Attention Deficit). It carries out actions for the effective and regular coordination of the school with the communal network.

What’s its objective?

It seeks to contribute to increase the success in school performance, observable in high levels of learning and low school dropout and, in the long term, seeks to increase psychosocial well-being, personal (relational, affective and social) skills, and reduce damages in health (depression, suicide, alcohol, drugs, violent behavior).

Who is it addressed to?

The program is oriented to children of the first and second level of transition of Nursery Education and the first and second cycle of Elementary Schoo), their parents and the teaching team, coming from Municipal or Private Subsidized Schools, with a high index of socio-economic and psychosocial vulnerability.

How can you access it?

Through a project contest. Teams and psychosocial communal work units, at the municipal level, present their projects in the Regional Offices of JUNAEB. If selected, the Service provides initial resources for three years, with the option of continuity.