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Caregivers Handbook

It is our responsibility, as parents, teachers and caregivers to safeguard our children and to teach them skills to stay safe from sexual abuse. Since parents, teachers and caregivers are the best people to teach children about personal safety, this booklet is designed to facilitate an understanding of the issue and propose simple tips for participating in children’s safety. This information booklet also aims to equip caregivers to initiate conversations

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The Primetime Theatre Co.’s – Gauhar

DIRECTOR: Lillete Dubey WRITER: Mahesh Dattani ARTISTS: Rajeshwari Sachdev, Zila Khan, Denzil Smith, Anuj Gurwara Gauhar recounts the fascinating story of India's first mass media superstars at the turn of the last century. The first Indian woman to break tradition and sing Indian classical music on a wax record, Gauhar was an Armenian-Christian who later converted to Islam. A naturally gifted musician with a wide repertoire, she sang in 20 languages

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Rescue and Remedy: A Process Documentation of Psychotherapy with Children in Institutions

For the last five years, Arpan has been conducting long term psychotherapeutic work with rescued minors living in institutions. Through sustained individual therapy and group sessions, we have seen the girls make remarkable journeys towards healing and self-actualization. This research is an outcome of documenting the process of this change and aims towards providing a model of psychotherapeutic intervention for working with children who have survived

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Understanding CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE – FAQ’s

Understanding CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - FAQ's booklet is Arpan's attempt at putting together the concerns and queries that are frequently put forward by parents, teachers and other care givers during Arpan's awareness and training sessions. This booklet hopes to equip care givers with the knowledge and vocabulary needed to understand the issue of Child Sexual Abuse, while simultaneously giving them necessary information pertaining to legal interventions,

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Current Vacancies

ARPAN is Hiring!! We have vacancies for the following positions. Programme Officer   Counsellor- Psychotherapeutic Services      

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Posters on Parenting Skills

Use these posters to keep your children safe. Some tips to strengthen parent's relationship with their children. English Hindi

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Mandatory reporting

Recounting Abuse, Reporting Abusers: Reflections from Survivors on Mandatory Reporting Mandatory reporting

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Child Protection Policy (CPP)

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Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO)

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 received the President’s assent on 19th June 2012 and was notified in the Gazette of India on 20th June, 2012. The Act defines a child as any person below eighteen years of age. It defines different forms of sexual abuse, including

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Media Report on Child Sexual Abuse

Since the year 2006, Arpan has carefully recorded and documented incidents of Child Sexual Abuse as reported in some of the leading newspapers of Mumbai. This study is an analysis of the trends and patterns found in such newspaper reports between the years of 2007 and 2011. Media Report

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