In the second half of 2021, the ICDP chair has started to make plans with an ICDP facilitator on developing a new initiative for Brazil. The ICDP facilitator Rosilene Thilesen became enthusiastic, inspired and determined to introduce the ICDP programme to social workers and families in Sao Paolo, in her native Brazil, where she has both family and good connections.
Rosilene Thilesen is currently receiving ICDP training online from Nicoletta Armstrong to become an ICDP cerrified trainer. She is also in contact with the ICDP trainer Polyanna Magalhães – Polyanna is also the representative for ICDP in Brazil and will offer background support to Rosilene’s work in the future.
“It is an opportune time to start ICDP in Sao Paolo, as it is a period of great need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families require support, and most of all they need a sensitive approach and warm emotional support, which ICDP can provide so well. I am very excited to be working towards this goal and look forward to the first phase of the project. ” – says Rosilene.
This new ICDP training project in Sao Paolo will start in January 2022. The training will be provided for the local network of social workers linked to the Evangelical church Prova Viva and its pastor Bianca Toledo.
The second phase of the project will be working on introducing the ICDP programme to Rio de Janeiro, in the second half of 2022.