A Pathway to Healing
Haiti Now maintains the responsibility of safeguarding our girls from all forms of abuse. We will aid in improving the mental health of our residents by collaborating with trained mental health professionals and other rehabilitation staff members to create a shared culture of caring, empowerment, transparency, and accountability.
Haiti Now will protect and improve the mental health of former Restavek girls by:
- Establishing a Code of Conduct and training staff to treat children in a delicate manner by practicing ‘active listening’
- Fostering social-emotional learning through teamwork, collaboration, self-motivation, problem-solving, conflict-resolution, and democratic participation.
- Maintaining positive and healthy relationships with their families and communities.
- Keeping records and maintaining assessments for each child.
- Providing immediate healthcare and planning for physical examinations.
- Providing healthy diet options.
- Maintaining an interactive and positive shared space.
- Promote good personal hygiene.
The Residential School
Haiti Now is currently fundraising to establish a residential school to support former Restavek girls. The facility’s safe housing and school will nurture mental health and support the emotional wellbeing of every resident.
We will assist in building self-esteem and self-confidence by:
- Recognizing and applauding their efforts
- Promoting group activities, such as yoga, artwork, farming, and literary circles
- Provide social opportunities, such as dance choreography and journalism
- Engaging in problem-solving and critical-thinking exercises
- Encouraging new activities, such as crafting, music, theater, and sports