Monday, October 01, 2018

Tulir workshop for Educators





Safe Schools: Supporting schools  address child sexual abuse, holistically is  the theme  this time of  Tulir - Center for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse ‘s  continuing workshop series   - Connecting the Dots.

They  will be held  in  Chennai  between  October 15 – 17, 2018.   

Topics in order of presentation (Scroll down for details)

1.  POCSO,  EDUCATORS & SCHOOLS
2.  DESIGNING A HOLISTIC CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM FORPRIMARY SCHOOLS (K-5)
3. AN INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION – CONCEPTS & PRACTISE
4. PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: DEALING WITH SEXUAL MISBEHAVIORS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN 

The lead facilitator  will be Dr. Lois J Engelbrecht, who  has helped create systems of prevention and response to sexual abuse of children  in the  Phillippines, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Ghana and Vietnam. Read more about Dr Engelbrecht  at  

POCSO,  EDUCATORS & SCHOOLS
With various aspects of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) 2012 including  sectors apart from the criminal justice system,  a  presentation on the highlights of the Act and its relevance to educators and educational institutions   will set the tone for  the  workshop.
DESIGNING A HOLISTIC CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM  FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS (K-5)
 Child abuse does not happen all by itself. There are many factors involved. When working to protect young children each of these elements need to come together to form a holistic and coordinated program. During these 2 days we will discuss causes of child abuse with a focus on sexual abuse, working with students, working with parents, training teachers, developing appropriate materials, understanding the physical boundaries of a school, understanding child development that includes sexual development, and knowing your community resources for help.
AN INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION – CONCEPTS & PRACTISE
With the objective of empowering  primary school going age  children to safeguard themselves against CSA, the sessions on Personal Safety Education  is to provide  participants with an understanding of  age-appropriate  information and   the accompanying   non-threatening methods to convey it while utilizing   a variety of resources developed specifically for this purpose.
 PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: DEALING WITH SEXUAL MISBEHAVIORS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN 
Children behave sexually for several reasons, from curiosity to responses due to abuse. Most sexual misbehavior is common and normal. When adults respond to these behaviors appropriately, children learn appropriate behaviors. Unfortunately, so many common sexual misbehavior is responded to in ways that could accelerate normal behavior into abuse of other children. These sessions will look at practical ideas to respond to children with sexual misbehavior issues for healthy sexual development.

Understanding the dynamics  of child sexual abuse,  and knowing  the community resources and services available,  will be  integral aspects for  the  specific workshops  mentioned below  
 
Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find attached Application form) which  will be accepted up to Oct. 12, 2018. Participants will be informed of their acceptance within a day of Tulir  receiving the application.

The venue of the workshop will be  in Chetpet, Chennai - 600 010 and will be intimated after completion of registration formalities – completed application form and  acceptance.
 
Participants will have to make their own lunch arrangements. Tea and light refreshments will be provided, however.

Relevant learning material  will be provided. The workshops will be in English

 Timings : Only on Day 1 the workshop will be from10 am - 5pm. All other days will be 9.30 am- 4.30pm.

  
Please contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co. in or call 26618026/43235867 (10 am - 6 pm, Monday – Friday) for further details. We will be glad to clarify any other related queries and  encourage you to share this information with others who you think may be interested.

Thanks and looking forward
Tulir

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