Training to gain a deeper insight on strategies to deal with behavioral issues of Children

Focus of training will be to equip the participants with knowledge and skills related to identification of Emotional & Behavioral problems

Chandigarh, June 16

Union Territory Child Protection Society (UTCPS) under the aegis of Department of Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Chandigarh Administration, has organized a three days Comprehensive Training and Capacity Building Program from 15th – 17th June 2022 at U.T., Guest House Chandigarh, on Integrated Approaches & Methods in Child Protection viz-a-viz Mental Health & Psychosocial Care

This is done in collaboration with NIMHANS under its project SAMVAD (Support, Advocacy & Mental Health Interventions for Children in vulnerable Circumstances & Distress)- a National Initiative & Integrated Resource for Child Protection, Mental Health and Psychosocial Care, supported by Ministry of Women & Child Development with an aim to strengthen & implement mandate of children protection and welfare issues across the country.

Smt. Nitika Pawar, Chairperson, UTCPS-cum-Secretary Social Welfare, Women & Child Development inaugurated the training program in the presence of Smt. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, CCPCR; Smt. Shalini Chetal, Member Secretary, UTCPS-cum-Director Social Welfare; Dr. Satinder Kaur Sachdeva, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee.

Smt. Nitika Pawar encouraged everyone to pro-actively participate in all the activities and to make most of this opportunity in order to strengthen the existing robust prevention mechanism for children of Chandigarh.

​The training was attended by approximately 60 Counselors and Officials from Child Care Institutions of Chandigarh, Department of Education, Childline-1098, Child Helpline-181 and ICDS. 

The purpose of the program is to enable the participants to gain a deeper insight on different domains of Child Development, Strategies to deal with behavioral issues of Children, Communication Skills and Techniques to deal with children in need of care & protection. 

On first day of the program, i.e. the facilitators Ms. Aakanksha Kulkarni and Ms. Kritii Tikku, Project Officer, SAMVAD from National Poineer institute NIMHANS were enlightened about Children & Childhood and Reconnecting with Childhood followed by understanding of the domains of Child Development including Physical, Speech & Language, Cognitive, Social and Emotional Development.

They also carried out a Child Development activity to understand concepts, opportunities and needs & abilities of children in different age groups.

​ On 16th & 17th June 2022, the focus of training will be to equip the participants with knowledge and skills related to identification of Emotional & Behavioral problems, Techniques of Communication with Children including Rapport Building, Listening Skills, Acknowledgement of Emotions, Non-Judgmental attitude etc.