During the entire reintegration process, the negative psychological effects on the child being separated from his nuclear family cannot be over stated. Here in lays the challenge, both for the practitioner and the child.
In order for organizations and practitioners to accept the methodology as being feasible, Foundation PIP took charge of children from rescue centers and institutions, who come from disrupted families with the aim of reintegrating them back into their original communities and giving them the hope and vision of a possible brighter future.
The methodology which is designed for both the practitioner and the child specifically, is geared towards addressing the challenges that most practitioners encounter when counselling the different ‘individual’ cases.
Benefit for the practitioner: The methodology equips him with the skills of how to treat the complicated issues the child and family are confronted with.
Benefit for the child: The methodology enables the child to see that he is a part of the problems that has affected his situation from a multi-perspective view.
All the children that were supervised and supported financially by the Foundation PIP, were monitored during the entire reintegration process and their progress evaluated after every key step of the process.
This resulted in: Families taking back the responsibility of caring for their children; The children that had dropped out of school resumed their formal education; of the initial children, there are those who have acquired tertiary education or started their own businesses.
The invaluable lessons that have been learnt over the years from the feedback given both by the practitioners and the children, have contributed towards the further development of the methodology.