SECOND BLOC: "Methodologies to support victims of armed conflict. Challenges and social work tools in Colombia"

DURATION 5 to 8 July, 2016 (20 hours):

SCHEDULE: 14:00 -16:00; 16:15 -18:15; 18:30-19:30


The construction methodologies in support of victims of armed conflict or political violence and the recognition and recovery of successful experiences with this group to individual, group and community level is a requirement in various contexts of the world. The experience of Colombia is an example because it is a country that is in a peace negotiation process from which they have been building models of intervention.

The Social Work has been dominant and has developed vital lines of action in these processes, in disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. Conceptual starting points, approaches, methodologies and tools for the provision of support in the social work perspective are key elements for understanding the processes of intervention in Latin American contexts, where social and political conflicts become visible.

The course will be developed according to a methodology of action learning with the use of cases and field experiences presented by the trainer who specializes in the subject.


  1. Make known theoretical approaches and basic tools of Social Work in providing individual, group and community support to the affected populations in conflict zones, using Colombian cases identified in the field of political violence.
  2. Identify the conceptual elements from currents of thought oriented to support the victims of the conflict
  3. Present techniques performative, narrative and expressive to provide support. (Integrative Therapies for Art)
  4. Expose and analyze cases of the Colombian conflict, where the Social Work has developed its intervention.


The course will be taught in the form of training workshop, seeking to highlight the process of action learning as a strategy to better assimilation of content.


    MODULE I: Where we position ourselves to analyze the conflict?

  • Theoretical approaches to support process according to critical perspective, complexity and hermeneutics.

    MODULE II: How can I develop an intervention?

  • The relationship between the transformer focus on the rights and differential support at individual, group and community.

    MODULE III: What tools can I use to develop an intervention?

  • The use of performative methodologies, narrative and expressive, used in supporting Colombian cases.



Social worker, specialist in Education and Constitutional and Democratic Culture, Master in Educational and Social Development. PhD student in International Studies in Peace, Conflict and Development. She is a member of the Colombian Commission for the construction of public policies for the preparation of human resources for the care of victims of armed conflict and delegate of the National Council of Social Work and the Externado University of Colombia where is teacher.