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Kites Global

December 2012
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Bethany Wolf

on 20 June 2013

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Transcript of Kites Global

"empowering lives to soar"
Kites Global
Who we are:
We are an organization that dreams about a time when children in India are safe and valued. Kites Global works toward the eradication of child abuse and neglect by investing in children and their care providers through treatment, advocacy, and preventative services.
What we do:
Why we care:
Impact on children:
Impact on caregivers:
After a training on creative discipline one of the trainees shared:

"I started using behavior charts with the boys in our home, and it is working really well. They are all being so good because they want to earn their star. The little boys are competing against the bigger ones, and right now they are tied."
Partner with Kites:
Join us in empowering these lives to soar!
research
Training
R3
Holistic Child Services
SILP
Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Large-scale institutions, often housing children who have been exploited, displaced or orphaned, usually prove even more disruptive to a child’s development. Also of significant concern are issues of bullying, a lack of one-on-one attention from caregivers, isolation from families or communities, and attachment difficulties in young children (Every Child, 2011).

A change we want to see... children at risk receiving loving best practice care!
It has been widely recognized that those raised in residential settings also experience particular difficulty in adjusting to life outside the institution and in achieving their life goals. In fact, “for the last half century, child development specialists have recognized that residential institutions consistently fail to meet children’s developmental needs for attachment, acculturation and social integration” (Williamson & Greenberg, 2010).

A change we want to see: Young adults equipped with the skills needed to protect themselves from abuse and neglect, and empowered to transition effectively from residential programs to independent life.
Professionals working with individuals who have experienced trauma are at high risk of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.

A change we want to see: Caregivers equipped with skills to care for themselves as they care for others.
Many staff workers in residential homes are undereducated and under equipped to handle the needs that arise among the children in their care. There is also a general lack of knowledge among caregivers and institution staff regarding the harmful effects of institutionalized care, particularly large-scale and long-term facilities.

A Change we want to see: Caregivers equipped with skills to provide best practice care for the children in their care. And a forum created where methods of deinstituionalization are explored.
After a self-care training one of our trainees shared what she learned:

"I really liked the story about the donkey. It was my favorite. A lot of times troubles fall on me, so I need to learn how to shake them off and stamp them down. I learned that I need to take care of my own health too, even when I'm also taking care of children."
Engage!
Give!
Share!
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