SI HYDERABAD: PERSONAL SAFETY PROGRAMME
Arpan conducted 2 day Personal Safety Programme (PSE) with Soroptimist International Hyderabad organization on Understanding CSA and Personal Safety Education Program.
Ms. Rehea Quadros, the trainer representing the NGO, ARPAN conducted the two day workshop and training on Child sexual abuse and Personal safety education. ARPAN is an NGO that provides direct services to children, adolescents and adults to prevent Child Sexual Abuse and appropriately deal with disclosures of children and adolescents through their flagship programme – Personal Safety Education. The PSE programme caters to children and adolescents in schools, communities, NGOs, and institutions.
PSE training programme is intended to empower the children with the knowledge and skills to prevent instances of CSA as well as to seek support when such an incident occurs.
PSE training programme aims to reduce the risk factors that are likely to increase the chances of sexual abuse both online and offline by strengthening the protective factors. The programme is built on the core life skills of decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, interpersonal relationship, self-awareness, gender awareness, resilience, empathy building and de-stigmatization. It supports children with counselling post disclosure and also works with children and adolescents who violate other children’s personal boundaries. The programme also works with adult caregivers, for example, parents, teachers and service staff so that they can create a safe environment for children and respond effectively in case of violations.
Soroptimist International Hyderabad team plans to undertake the training programmes in the various schools based in Hyderabad in coming weeks/months. The aim is to reach out to as many children as possible through the PSE programme and create a safer place for our children in our society.