Silvia Pinheiro, facilitator mother

“At the first sessions I felt like a mere spectator.  I was only there to “learn” to handle my daughter.  But, what does that mean, “learn”? Does it mean that I, as her carer, who is with her every second of the day, has nothing to offer? The Juntos Programme disagrees and demonstrates that in practice therapists’ and carers’ knowledge needs to be joined together.  And they (Lia and Karine, the facilitator therapists) flew this flag and we ran the sessions so that the families had equally important roles.”

Silvia Pinheiro, facilitator mother (Salvador, Brazil)

“We share ideas and help each other. I am no longer alone and I feel like have something to contribute.”

“I thought I was the only one!”

“I never thought that anyone else was going through what I go through.”

“We share ideas and help each other. I am no longer alone and I feel like have something to contribute.”

“I thought I was the only one!”

“I never thought that anyone else was going through what I go through.”