In every culture and country, children are orphaned and abandoned. They struggle to survive in environments that are harsh and lonely. Most are abused physically and emotionally. Many are sold, or used, sexually. Abandoned children are stunted in their emotional and mental growth. They struggle to learn. Deserted and destitute, abandoned children languish, unable form healthy relationships.
Abandoned children who grow up in institutional-type orphanages develop severe disabilities such as attachment disorder (they respond inappropriately to social cues and interactions). They suffer from developmental delay, among many other essential functions. All these disabilities impair how they will live as independent adults, making them prone to end up as victims of abuse, exploitation (slavery) and human trafficking.
Lightshine focuses on saving abandoned children in Latin America. We are training those who oversee orphanages, also providing resources for psychologists and therapists responsible for the treatment of the emotional disorders of institutionalized children. Lightshine’s vision is unique! We bring people together to design healthier environments for orphans. Instead of warehousing children, we work with caregivers to create a family atmosphere so that orphans and street kids have a fighting chance at life! We specialize in providing training, tools, and insights to people and institutions who care for orphans…. Especially for those children who are in the care of governments.
Children that are born normal, but grow up in institutional-type orphanages, develop severe disabilities such as attachment disorder (they respond inappropriately to social cues and interactions) and developmental delay among many other essential functions. All these disabilities impair how they live as independent adults and make them prone to end up victims of abuse, exploitation (slavery) and human trafficking. This training will optimize how these workers care for these children so they may have the best possible future out of a very challenging past.” ~Rafael Gonzalez-Vizoso, MD (Harvard) – Chairman of the Board (2017-2018), Lightshine