MAPA – Active and Participative Psychosocial Methodology for Teenagers

Published: 2017
Author: Alejandro Silva for Terre des Hommes

MAPA is the result of the collaborative efforts to work with young people at risk or in conflict with the law. It is guided by Terre des Hommes-Lausanne Foundation and focuses on the exchange of experiences between experts and institutions with a long history of working with boys and girls, teenagers and young people living in situations of violence, drug abuse and any form of exploitation, in Nicaragua and other countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The approach looks at both the individual and the community with a focus on psychosocial aspects. This 76-page handbook describes the key methodologies used by the initiative across the globe and is useful for those wanting to explore how individual teens and the community intersect. It is specifically written for those working with marginalised teenagers and who are seeking to facilitate greater participation