Awareness sessions are conducted for social workers and para professionals 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 General Guidelines on Keeping Children Safe. These sessions last from an hour to three hours.
Arpan conducts 3-5 days training for social workers and para professionals to undertake the Personal Safety Education Programme implementation at their school or organizational level and also to help build a child protection environment in their organisations. Skills are 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, Law on CSA, Medico legal intervention, Teaching children Personal Safety Skills through lesson plans, Handling disclosure and Importance of Counseling.