Connecting local responses around the world
Greetings and trust you are well!
May I kindly share with you this short paper that largely draws learning from Mauritius in the first quarter of our partnership with MCB FF in the context of applying CLCP/SALT in the issue of drugs.
We explored the power of appreciation and its impact on stigma among people using drugs and their families. In the spirit of appreciation, enormous strengths of reconciliation were evident and over flows to neighborhoods were inevitable.
Being mindful as a team to the link between home care and neighborhood change was a co-factor that really helped platform members, local community facilitators and their communities turn around the drug related stigma.
Relational links ...observers discriminate initially but if asked for their story they and other neighbors will acknowledge their shared concern...ie person centered confidentiality in the home...issue centered shared confidentiality in neighborhood...the fulcrum of expansion of response as people were stimulated to focus on what matters to them (The one or two or three family members in drugs and how that has impacted their relationships and livelihoods)
see the link to the lessons document below
Warm wishes to you all,