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This project is the CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON AT RISK POPULATIONS. The mission is to conduct teaching, research, and outreach to improve the situation of at-risk populations. With the research, the project try to help to identify solutions to specific problems. The Center unites psychologists, undergraduate and graduate students and other professionals invested in research and intervention regarding at risk populations, with a focus on promotion of health, rights, resilience, social policies, and ecological support networks. An up-to-date information center and webpage is available to the community, providing references and resources on scientific findings, news, and social policy. Training and support to interventions, projects and services are offered. It runs by a general coordinator and many psychology students from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). It is mainly supported by the University itself. The samples are at risk populations (all life spam): street children and youth; victims of family and community violence; perpetrators, mothers and victims of sexual abuse; morally harassed workers; institutionalized old persons; family therapists; impoverished children and families and others.
Volunteer will assist staff/students from University in the begining of volunteering activity. There are indoor work such as researches on this specific area as well as outdoor work such as visit to under social risk families, communities, centres
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Volunteers are required to be of maturity, patience and commitment. Usually it is needed that volunteers with experience in Human right and/or working background in the area of Psychology, Social Politics, Law.
Accommodation: ICYE manages the entire accommodation and supervision during the project period. The volunteer will be entitled to a room in host family with normal standards depending upon the project and it location.
What will I get out of my "ICYE experience"
Through ICYE's long and short-term exchange programmes, young people can be part of a unique international educational experience that combines intercultural learning with voluntary service opportunities. By living aboard with a family or residential project and working in local community development organisations, ICYE volunteers are provided an intercultural experience providing opportunities for learning, self-awareness and global education. Our participants acquire cross cultural skills and problem solving abilities, for their personal and professional development. ICYE helps them to share their experiences, hopes and dreams, and make life-long friendships with people from another country as well as with other international volunteers.