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Nov 25, 2019

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE-PREPAREDNESS

Would like to share the static of our sessions and achievements in the year 2019:

 

In the year 2018-19, the Organization Sahyog Care had  conducted counseling session with the children in different MCD and government schools . We have also conducted session with Teachers and Principals in MCD Schools in South Zone to help in reducing the occurrence of child sexual abuse or heal its psychological, social, sexual and physical consequences. Started with the vision to see world free from child sexual abuse, the project aims at conducting workshops (ToT) with the Teachers and Principals so that they can understand the importance/sensitivity of issue and can handle the situation at their end and to empower them with prevention and intervention skills in order to reduce the cases of child sexual abuse. We are conducting these sessions in between April 2019 to Feb 2020.

 

 

 

Topic of Sessions /  Activities

No. of Schools

No. of Sessions

Total Beneficiaries

CSA (Child Sexual Abuse)

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

            204

 

 

 

Children—12248

Teachers—302

Parents –65

 

               

It is extremely commendable  effort  from NDMC to think about the protection of child through awareness sessions and preparedness session on Child sexual abuse.

Thinking on the  same lines Sahyog plans to work with key stakeholders in the same project, that is the children studying currently in the  school, teachers ,principals and parents.Sahyog take up the issue of Child Sexual Abuse specifically.

CSA

Rationale of the project;

It is  a fact that Childhood is the best part of one’s life, hence we need to nurture our children with care and affection. We need to join hands and make conscious efforts to stop children being abused. The gravity and very loud silence of the situation demands that the issue of child abuse be placed on the topmost in our agenda.

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a universal problem with grave repercussions. Five years ago Sahyog embarked on its journey to respond to the issue. It was a path less tread upon, and consequently a more Challenging route. It was a world defined by the language of silence, a silence which speaks and a silence, to which, we at Sahyog try to give a strong voice. Sahyog Care an organization whose mission is to prevent the occurrence of child sexual abuse and heal those who have been affected by it.

 

Sahyog synergises with the aims of NDMC which also talks on breaking the silence  on CSA and hearing the voices in an empathetic manner. It hence becomes imperative to generate awareness and address the issue of CSA amongst children and other stakeholders.

 

LOG FRAME

Goal- Hearing the silence on Child Sexual Abuse & addressing the issue proactively

 

ACTIVITIES

TIMELINE

VERIFIABLE INDICATORS

SAHYOG’S

CONTRIBUTION

EXPECTATION FROM NDMC

2 general awareness workshops on CSA in the selected schools on Good &Bad touch

 

2 days per school

Workshops conducted successfully.Appreciation letter from Principal

Counselors, staff & conveyance

 

IEC material through posters ,banners and snakes & ladders

None

 

 

 

Communication with Principals and  teachers from each section . selected to ensure the continuity of the project .

 

 

 

 

 Recap and Training/Counselling    .

 

 

 

Questionnaire generated by Sahyog filled up after the session.

Staff, counselors &conveyance of Sahyog

 

 Sahyog care for you interacted with children and  silent complains from CSA victims.

 

 

 

 

 

Staff, counselors &conveyance

 

Reporting by Principal and teachers  to Sahyog

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTCOMES FROM THE PROJECT

 

  • A model of psychotherapeutic intervention that SAHYOG CARE & NDMC has worked on, can be replicated and implemented in other institutions that work with young people healing from trauma.
  • Abused children  identified ,progressing & healing and moving towards self-actualization.

 

  • “Hearing the silence”  -Complaints from Victims  taken   by Sahyog .

 

  • Parents and caregivers  are aware enough to take the time to learn about sexual abuse and its warning signs.

 

  • Children can easily know about the safe touch and unsafe touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 3, 2019

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE-PREPAREDNESS

Report of CSA

Duration-1 April to 30 August 2019            

 

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is serious social evil in our society which affects children life negatively and for long term. ‘Sahyog care for you’ has been worked on this issuefrom long time in Delhi and other states. Through our session, we aim to make individuals aware about Child Sexual Abuse and provide them with tricks and methods to save one-self from being abused. Our sessions about this topic is extremely detailed and at the same time open which allows the children to freely share their thoughts and emotions. Most of the times, these children come up to us after the session to tell us about themselves as a victim. We try to provide them with utmost care and support.  We provide them sources, Sahyog Helpline Number, Child line Number, to inform about any such activity and help themselves.

                                           

 

                                              Data of CSA Session

1

No of Schools

60

2

No. of Children

8820

3

No. of teachers

277

4

Individual Counseling

172

5

Group Counseling

25

6

Family counseling

41

 

End

 

Jun 3, 2019

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE-PREPAREDNESS

Prevention & Preparedness on Child Sexual Abuse

At a glance

‘Sahyog’ which means cooperation, aims at working in cooperation with its stakeholders to bring about a positive change in the lives of the marginalised sections of society. It is registered as a voluntary NGO, working for uplifting the conditions underprivileged sections since 2002.  Sahyog was started with its ultimate aim of bringing smiles and happiness in the lives of the unfortunates. 

Sahyog is proactively addressing the issue of Child Sexual Abuse and working towards its abolition. It considers child protection as the prevention of or responding to the incidence of abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect of children. Sahyog’s main focus is to impart education on this issue, which aims at spreading awareness as its top priority. To achieve this, Sahyog conducts various training sessions for parents and teachers to enlighten them on the issue.

Child Sexual Abuse includes sexual activity with a minor. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for years.

Intervention

Sahyog’s journey in the past 6 year was filled with enlightenment, emancipation and heaps of learning opportunities. The CSA Awareness Program reaches out to children of the age group of 7-14 years. Sahyog is aiming to create a positive change in the lives of these children. The program focuses on educating students on how to prevent, recognize and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse. Sahyog follows an awareness based approach, wherein, its motive is to spread awareness and enlighten the various stakeholders involved, be it educating children, their parents, teachers and the like. This approach has been successful in empowering children and communities, helping them to stay active and aware leading to citizenship behaviour.

Vision

To inhibit our nation from Child Sexual Abuse

Mission

To prevent our nation’s children from the sexual abuse and raise the awareness by empowering and educating individuals, families, societies and, to collaborate with organisations to develop and prove strategies that prevent child sexual abuse.

Approach

Sahyog’s present intervention and services are based on the 4 independent strategies that goal towards providing a holistic intervention structure with regard to child sexual abuse.

THE FUTURE PLANS

 

Strategic Map for Sahyog

 

Strategy

S. No.

Sub Strategy

S.No.

Projects

Advocacy

Public & Policy Advocacy

Visibility at PAN India level

 

 

 

Ongoing public advocacy / education

  • Media programming
  • Community level discussion
  • Inclusion with the education system so that children are being sensitized.
  • Use designated periods e.g. Child Abuse Prevention Week; Child Rights week;

 

 

 

 

Identify a "Champion" - Prominent Public Figure to be a spokesperson against CSA.

 

 

Legislation that discourages abuse, protects children and penalizes perpetrators

Strong penalties and sanctions in legislation including tougher implementation.

  • Review of the current legislation related to children and families
  • Mandatory reporting, including parents
  • Protection Orders for the victim

 

 

 

Effective Administration of Justice

  • Specially trained and assigned officers in the Police Force
  • Expeditious handling of child sexual abuse cases
  • Family Court or child sensitive court proceedings
  • Video-taped evidence from child
  • Child friendly settings
  • Sex Offenders Register

 

 

Social Service Supports to victims and perpetrators

  • Clearly identified focal point for dealing with cases
  • Hot Line and other confidential sources for reporting
  • Protocol to guide interaction between all key players
  • Rehabilitative services for victims and perpetrators
  • Peer support networks
  • Foster Care services

 

Programs

1

Prevention & Intervention Services

Personal Safety Education in Schools, Institutions, and shelters homes, community workshops.

 

 

 

Awareness and basic skill building sessions with diverse stakeholders.

 

 

 

Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Services

 

Training & Capacity Building

1.

School staff and students should be encouraged to take trainings.

 

 

 

Counseling sessions for Parents to attend sessions on Child Sexual Abuse.

 

 

 

 

Public sensitization on the provisions of the Protocol and the implications for members of the public

 

 

Research and Development

1.

Conduct baseline research on the issue.

 

 

 

2.

Development of IECs to take sessions with different stakeholders.

 

  • We will train the social workers with basic counselling skills and hone their skill set to help sexually abused children in order to create strong network of counsellors.
  • For effective implementation of programs focusing on prevention as well as healing, it is eminent that the organization develops its capacities as a resource and training centre.
  • The advocacy efforts will be further consolidated to promote the integration of Personal Safety Education program with school curriculum and educational system.

 

Sexual abuse by young people is harmful and needs active intervention if it is to stop quickly. Child protection authorities are concerned with current risk of harm to children. Keeping children safe and free from harm is what we believe in and for that we want to work for the prevention and preparedness of child sexual abuse. Every child deserves a happy childhood and we try to provide it by educating our children to fight against sexual abuse.

CSA Report 2018-2019

 

Sahyog Care for You

Total number of students for the preparedness session .

Students 31738

Teachers 1029

Parents 1092

Community 1027

 

Principal Training Sessions

 Nursery Teachers NDMC 140

North Zone Principals 105

SDMC Principals 121

 

TOTAL - 366

 

CSA Cases - 26

 
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