The core interventions of Arpan are guided by the vision and mission of the organization which is realized through the following Advocacy and Program strategy:
- To deliver programmes geared towards preventive and intervention services, training and capacity building and research and development in order to reduce the occurrence of child sexual abuse, heal its impact and create safe and supportive environments for children and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
- To advocate for both public and policy level changes in order to reduce the occurrence of child sexual abuse, heal its impact and create safe and supportive environments for children and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
The Advocacy and Program strategy emphasize on a holistic multilevel model in order to deal with the issue of child sexual abuse, which is a highly sensitive and socially tabooed issue in the Indian society. The Advocacy and Program strategy is further broken down into the following interdependent sub strategies:
- Sub Strategy I – Public and Policy advocacy in order to create sensitization on Child Sexual Abuse with public at large in order to create more visibility and awareness about the issue of child sexual abuse. Constant efforts are being made to lobby for policy level and systemic changes at the local, state and national level. The aim of advocacy at Arpan is to create a legally and politically supportive environment for prevention and intervention of child sexual abuse and sustain the social impact of Arpan’s work.
- Sub Strategy II – Prevention and Intervention services for children and adult survivors of sexual abuse and their families in order to reduce the occurrence of child sexual abuse heal its impact and create safe and supportive environment.
- Sub Strategy III – Training and Capacity Building of relevant stakeholders in order to replicate the preventive and intervention based strategies of Arpan.
- Sub Strategy IV – Research and Development: Arpan is focusing on developing an authentic and holistic knowledge base on the issue of child sexual abuse to create further awareness and sensitization within the larger society as well as to advocate for local, state and national level changes pertaining to the issue. Along with this knowledge development Arpan is also designing various tools, resources and modalities to scale and replicate their services across geographies and socio-economic and cultural groups.
The four sub-strategies of Arpan are implemented through the following 8 projects:
1. Public Advocacy
2. Policy Advocacy,
3. Personal Safety Education,
4. Awareness Sessions on CSA,
5. Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Services,
6. Training and Capacity Building,
7. Primary and Secondary Research and
8. Resource Development.