Diana María Castro Arroyave
University of Antioquia, Colombia
Diana María Castro Arroyave, Psychologist, MPH
Coordinadora proyectos de investigación, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Member of the Group of Studies in Education, Children and Human Development
Member of the National Association of Psychologists of Colombia
Since 1994 I have worked professionally in various areas related to social and community psychology in government institutions and NGOs.
During this time I worked with population groups in different social and community settings, which has allowed me to take readings, generate diagnostic intervention projects and research related to the personal, family and social life of our country. These programs have been carried out with youth groups and adults from the perspective of care, prevention and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Working with community leaders and groups of young addicts, offenders and gang members, well organized groups of women, has motivated my interest in social research, support and advice to different work strategies at the urban, rural and ethnicity, some pof them have been:: Project “La Escuela Busca al niño” as educational coordinator and research projects and intervention in HIV among indigenous colombian communities like the Embera Chami and Wayuu people. Colombian indigenous communities: Embera Chami and Wayuu people.
My skills in the diagnosis, formulation and social research projects have allowed me to work in training of education and social sciences professionals in public and private universities for over 13 years.
Besides my interests, I inquire about the different forms of learning. This have taken me to train myself nationally and internationally as an experiential educator, methodology that for now is one of my main potential for working with groups and within groups. Since my undergraduate and until today I have been promoting sexual and reproductive health with vulnerable populations: children, adolescents, women victims of violence and indigenous people.