The 4th edition of the Journée des Intervenants was held on February 23. Some thirty of us gathered to reflect on our practices with the purpose of building a relationship of trust with families who are most at risk. The goals of this meeting were to gain a better understanding in order to act more effectively, to focus on inclusion, and to remind ourselves that the relationship is at the heart of our encounters. In line with Carl Lacharité’s Participatory Approach, this exercise brought out our strengths and led us to reexamine the challenges that are facing us.
Interestingly, one of our strengths is our ability to step out of our “box”, in other words, out of our familiar work environment. Through our personal conduct, we demonstrate the importance we place on the human side of the relationship. The confidence and trust families have in us is priceless.
Our guest, David Bélanger from the TACAE (an organization fighting poverty), highlighted some of the meeting’s strong points, including a new definition of poverty: poverty is being deprived of resources, of means (transportation or communication), of choices, of security and/or of power. By changing the way we look at things, we immediately see things in a more empathetic light.
Our task is to offer support to these families, which will empower them and allow them to have a better life. A sense of well-being is something we all want. So, we’re not so different after all!
Please note: a national forum will be held at the Julien Ducharme Centre in Sherbrooke, on April 22 and 23. More information on this will be provided at a later date.
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