Expanding Our Work
La Tinaja, which borders Queretaro, is one of the farthest communities in San Miguel de Allende and has a population of 402 people. To get there, you have to drive approximately one hour and 15 minutes. CASA began providing services in La Tinaja community in March 2015, during which CASA’s health advocates observed the need for psychological attention among residences. Psychologists began doing work in the community in May and facilitated workshops on “The Culture of Peace from a Gender Perspective” which included six one hour sessions with three follow-ups.
After reaching 51 people through the initial workshops, psychologists were able to distinguish the different types of violence that occur in the community and provide suggestions on addressing the issue. Interventions consisted of psychological attention directed towards youth that have displayed violent behavior and mothers and fathers. Workshops were also given in schools where students watched the movie Soraya’s Secret which discusses gender-based violence.