Dr. Manuela García Quiroga

“I am very grateful to Lightshine for the possibility of attending the Conference in San Sebastián on Attachment and Resilience in Childhood. The conference was a very valuable experience, it allowed me to update my knowledge on the impact of complex trauma in childhood, the neurobiological processes at its base and, especially, the fundamental role of Resilience Tutors, significant people that can mark a difference in the life of a child. On my return, I have carried out a training for 45 professionals working in the Children ́s National Service on the importance of the affective bond in alternative care. I have also given a conference for judges and lawyers at a local university on this same topic. I will continue working in this line and I hope to collaborate in the organization of a conference in Latin America on this subject for the year 2018. It has been very gratifying to meet other participants from Latin America supported by Lightshine, I think we are building an interesting team that will allow us to carry out coordinated initiatives for our countries to improve the conditions of children without parental care. Many thanks again to Lightshine for this opportunity, best regards.”

~Dr. Manuela García Quiroga (Pontificia Catholic University; Valparaiso, CHILE)