The DARTE Project
This project is, in first place, for young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. These difficulties may be existing for various reasons and so, these young people benefit from a time away from the daily pressures of their lives in a warm, calm and creative environment where they can find new ways of relating with themselves and the realities around them.
The Darte Sessions take place in schools and institutions that request the service and refer the students, our Darte Students.
The Darte method has its roots in The Art Room model: art as therapy sessions in a warm, safe and stimulating environment, where positive reinforcement plays a central role.
Wave By Wave
Wave by Wave is a Portuguese association that carries out a surf-based therapeutic intervention called surftherapy, designed and executed by mental health experts and surf instructors, it aims to promote stress management, social interactionism, a healthy physical and psychological activity for children victimized by traumatizing experiences.
Intervening in order to create a positive change for the children who are at the risk of social exclusion whom due to their circumstances, are not able to facilitate a rehabilitation process. Wave by Wave aims to promote physiological health through surfing.
The objective of these activities are to promote self-awareness, personal growth, breaking the cycle of violence and trauma, emotional management and also to prevent social isolation and exclusion. The long term objective is children who are personally and professionally well integrated and are active and contributing members of the society.