Personal Safety Education
Personal Safety Education (PSE) project is conducted currently within private, semi-private and government schools wherein children and their primary caregivers like parents, teachers, school authorities are targeted. Apart from conducting the PSE module, Arpan also advocates for the institutionalization of the PSE curriculum within the existing school system and motivates the senior management of the school to develop and/ strengthen the existing child protection policies and systems within their environment. Read More
Teachers Training Program
Arpan conducts 3-5 days training for teachers to undertake the Personal Safety Education Programme implementation at their school or organizational level. Skills are also developed to effectively handle children’s disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Topics include Conceptual clarity on CSA, Impact of CSA, Understanding grooming and the offender, Teaching children Personal Safety Skills through lesson plans, Handling disclosure and Importance of Counseling. Training Manuals are provided to each teacher to enable them to easily implement the Personal Safety Education Program.
Awareness sessions are conducted for parents and teachers with an aim to create greater sensitivity and awareness about the issue of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) to enable them to protect children from potential abuse. Topics covered in the awareness sessions include, conceptual clarity on CSA, Impact of CSA, Understanding grooming and the offender, Handling disclosure, Importance of Counseling and Parenting Tips and General Guidelines on Keeping Children Safe. These sessions last from an hour to three hours.