Project “Kids”: A social Project to Promote emotional skills

Since 2006 I have been travelling the world with Doctors without Borders to design and implement mental health programs in many Humanitarian contexts. This experience reinforced my certainty that resilience depends on each one´s emotional knowledge and not on the context.

This discovering boosted the edition of my first Book “An Emotional First Aid Box” in 2016 (reaching the 3rd edition this year) and 2017 was dedicated to children and education, I began “Project Kids”.

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What´s Project Kids?

A social project that will improve emotional competences among the future generations.

How?

By creating an Emotional Toolkit for Families that can be used in everyday life. For this reason the Kit will provide tips and tools that Will revolutionise self-knowledge, promote better relationships among individuals and increase meaningful interactions with the world.

The added value of this project?

It´s done by Family Experts: children from 5-10 years old from all over the world and me (psychologist with more then 10 years of experience implementing Mental Health projects in Humanitarian contexts with Doctors without Borders).

How it will work?

Throughout 2017/2018 I will interview children (5-10 years old) from 10 countries to collect tips, tools and activities on emotional regulation. All this information will be compiled in a

book and a Documentary. The book will be used as guideline for parents and the Documentary will compile the children’s answers and their reality and aims to sensitise about the use of emotional skills

 

The Toolkit Content?

1. Book: Please read some of the texts published in Magazine Visão:

http://visao.sapo.pt/blogues/kids-volta-ao-mund

 2. Documentary: please click to see trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE8BgxwZlpo

 

Situational Report April 2018?

More then 11 articles published in “Visão Magazine”

1 trailer

6 countries visited

More then 11,500 euros of personal investment used

A signed contract with “Manuscrito Editora” to publish the book

Musician for Documentary Soundtrack

Partnership With NGO Missao Dimix

Creation of “Be Human” association

Instagram Page

 How can you support?

Became a Private or public Donor’s interested in supporting research, production and edition of final documentary

To support and share the fundraising click here

 

what can I give you back?

Articles and/or short movies about each country and the emotional recipes given by the children that can show their main worries and as well some humanity all over the world.

Group Workshops for adults on emotional skills.

If you want to get envolved you can contact in maria.palha@gmail.com