CENTRE DE FORMATION ET DE RECHERCHES EN APPUI PSYCHOSOCIAL
Enel ANDRE, Founder & CEO
Center for Formation, Research, and Psychological Service (CFRAPS website: ), a Haitian led organization in the Southern Department of Haiti aims to strengthen the capacity of families and communities to facilitate the family and the social reintegration of separated children and youth with their parents. CFRAPS, consisting of several licensed social workers and psychologist from Haiti, works collaboratively with IBESR, the Haitian child welfare agency, for the protection of children, reunification support, and family strengthening.
Enel Andre is the Co-Founder and CEO of Center for Formation, Research, and Psychological Service (CFRAPS) based in the Southern Department of Haiti. Enel is also currently consulting for other U.S. and Canadian child protection organizations.
Enel has extensive experience in child protection and family preservation in Haiti, especially with the Haitian government where he has worked for 8 years (2009 – 2017) as the South Coordinator for IBESR. Throughout his experience, Enel has concentrated his knowledge and efforts in helping vulnerable children and their families by preventing family separation and child abuse and neglect by focusing on the care of the most at-risk children (abandoned, victims of abuse, street children, delinquents, orphans and those separated from parents). Enel has also participated in policy reforms in Haiti. Since 2014, he has played a key role in the foster family system which has been established in Haiti, mostly in the South Department. Enel has created the most reliable and operational network of child protection partners in Haiti, the Work Group for Child Protection (GTPE-South) which includes and involves the key institutions in the Southern department working in child protection.
In 2017, Enel launched CFRAPS which aims to strengthen the capacity of families and communities to facilitate the family and the social reintegration of separated children and youth with their parents.
Enel holds a bachelor’s degree in the social work from the Haiti State University and a Master’s in Social Work with focus on children and families from Andrews University in Michigan. Enel holds certificates as a trainer in child rights and child protection, human rights, family preservation, counseling, personal and community development, juvenile justice system, and foster care.