This project works with children who are victims of abuse or neglect and who are living in care or in foster homes in Évora, Alandroal, Reguengos de Monsaraz and Campo Maior, as indicated by Évora Hospital and by the Paroquial do Alandroal Social Centre. The initiative is run by these two bodies and is funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Montepio Foundation, and Delta Cafés.
The activities comprising the project are based on the life-history methodology and involve individual supervision which is monitored and assessed throughout the process in accordance with parameters related to self-esteem, the ability to concentrate, the management of frustration, and interacting with others with a view to creating new life plans.
On the initiative of Richard Rose, the project supervisor and the mentor for this working methodology, this trial will be discussed in a publication written by him that is currently being prepared.
Four children in care and six children in foster homes are being supervised.