ICDP was launched at the "First Pan-American Congress on Education for Peace" held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th December 2009, at the University or the Americas, UDLA, Puebla, Mexico.
The program received very good reception and immediately after the conference there was an ICDP training workshop attended by 25 professionals, including psychologists and social workers from government networks DIF Municipal and DIF Estatal, as well as reachers from Luis Amigo and Montessori schools. Participants felt the importance of implementing ICDP in their institutions to enhance their work with families and children and by the end of December they started using ICDP in practical self training projects.
Casa de la Niñez Poblana, a government institution for abandoned children incorporated ICDP as one of their methodologies and all of its 72 members of staff received training in the ICDP program (see photo abo
ve taken at one of the ICDP training workshops for the staff). The institution has high standards of care and counts with a set of modern and beautiful buildings providing protection for children of all age groups. It has adequate equipment and provides quality services, which are based on a personalized approach with each child. The director is open to innovative programs and thanks to his dynamic and devoted team of psychologists this institution is an example of excellent caring practice. One of their interesting initiatives was to invite members of the local police force to attend ICDP courses at the Casa de la Niñez Poblana.
Jose Luis Flores Jimenevez, is a psychologist who received training in ICDP in 2009. He was part of the team of seven psychologists who carried out ICDP courses at Casa de la Niñez Poblana and he continues to use ICDP in his own professional consultancy work and has been actively promoting ICDP in the municipality of Puebla.