Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tamil Workshop - It's Everyone's Business - Working Together to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Primary School Going Age Children

A society’s integrity and worth is not based on whether cases of  sexual  violence against children happen. Instead it is based on the acceptance of the possibilities of  occurrence and proactive steps taken to  both safeguard and respond in a timely and appropriate way to ensure that its children may benefit from its caring and foresight to truly have the right to be safe all the time, everywhere.

Tulir - Center for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse is organizing a workshop facilitated in Tamil on It's Everyone's Business - Working Together to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Primary School Going Age Children - Child sexual abuse does not happen all by itself. There are many factors involved. When working to protect young children each of these elements need to come together to form a holistic and coordinated program. During these 2 days we will discuss dynamics  of child sexual abuse, working with children, parents, schools, teachers,  civil society, health professionals within  the prevailing legal framework  and understanding child development that includes sexual development. Engaging with  specific  materials for each group,   and knowing  the community resources and services available  will be  integral aspects of the workshop .

Date & Time : September 9th & 10th, 2016 from 9.30 to 4.30pm at Chennai.  
 
Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find attached an Application form). Participants will be informed of their acceptance  within a day of Tulir  receiving the application. Venue particulars  will be given   on confirmation of acceptance of participation. 
 
Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements .Refreshments and relevant learning material  will be provided during the workshop.

Registration fees will be Rs 800/- per dayYou may send a DD in the name of Tulir Charitable Trust or if you wish to pay by electronic transfer our bank details is as follows;

For further queries please contact  044-26618026 or preventcsa@gmail.com

Monday, June 06, 2016

Tulir Workshop Series 2 of 2

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO INSTITUTIONAL BASED SEXUAL ABUSE 
June 22&23, 2016 Chennai

A sizable number of children  spend  a significant time in institutional settings -  schools, hostels,   children’s homes -  both Govt and privately managed , and other similar facilities which cater exclusively to children. It is unfortunate however,  that  often the very people  and structures entrusted with the care and well being of  children – wardens, administrators,   teachers, are the violators of this trust reposed in them. The  sadder reality is that more often than not  cases of  sexual violence against children,  in institutional settings are hidden and concealed, with traumatized child victims  revictimized through threats and blame  and  the  adults  responsible for the violence shielded,  pardoned,  and  emboldened to continue.
As  the reporting of institutional  based  allegations swell, it is increasingly becoming clear that  a wider and better  understanding of the  protocols to be followed while  sifting through information to substantiate or refute,  taking into account practical aspects of investigation and the theoretical  and ethical underpinnings of enquiring  with vulnerable  children in extremely complex environments, is necessitated .

In this workshop, we will be looking at the unique nature of sexual abuse that occurs within an institutional environment. While there are many similarities to familial sexual abuse, institutions have a different set of dynamics around which sexual abuse may occur. The workshop will explore those dynamics and the typical responses that happen after initial disclosures. The workshop will also look at the ways in which disclosures occur and how to support a child doing so. 

This is not a forensic workshop and thus, how the criminal justice system  may handle such cases is not included. This workshop is intended for those who may work with children and families who have been victims of sexual abuse within an institutional context.

Tulir Workshop Series 1 of 2

Workshop on Forensic and Therapeutic Interviewing - Addressing child sexual abuse disclosure

A society’s integrity and worth is not based on whether cases of   sexual  violence against children happen. Instead it is based on the acceptance of the possibilities of  occurrence and proactive steps taken to  both safeguard and respond in a timely and appropriate way to ensure that its children may benefit from its caring and foresight to truly have the right to be safe all the time, everywhere.
Tulir - Center for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse is organizing  a Workshop on Forensic and Therapeutic Interviewing
 on June 20&21 at Chennai,  which will be in English. Details of the workshop are mentioned below
Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find pasted below a description of the workshop and you may write to us for the Application form) which  will be accepted up to June17th. Participants will be informed of their acceptance  within a day of Tulir  receiving the application.  A detailed workshop outline, venue particulars   and registration timing will be given   on confirmation of acceptance of participation. 
Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Refreshments and relevant learning material  will be provided during the workshop. Registration will be Rs 800/- per day and it is mandatory for participants to attend both days.
The presenter will be Dr.  Peter Choate,   PhD, RSW Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor, Child Studies and Social Work, Mount Royal University, Calgary Canada. He has presented and published extensively  on his areas of research and practice  – addictions, life transitions court related issues including custody, family violence and assessments in child welfare matters and other forensic social work matters (including risk assessments of juveniles and adults with addiction, mental health and sexual offending concerns). Additionally he has qualified on many occasions in the Provincial Court of Alberta (Family and Youth Division) as an Expert Witness in Clinical Social Work besides also in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Among his other professional qualifications he has a Diplomate from  the American Board of Forensic Examiners  and has been Chair and Chair Emeritus  as well as Member, of the Executive Advisory Board of the American Board of Forensic Social Workers
Please contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co.in or call 26618026 (10 am - 6 pm, Monday – Friday) for further details. We will be glad to clarify any other related queries and  encourage you to share this information with others who you think may be interested
Thanks
Tulir
 
Workshop on Forensic and Therapeutic Interviewing

Children disclose sexual abuse in a variety of ways. One of the least common ways is to talk about the abuse directly. It is more common for children to disclose abuse either as Indirect or Accidental Disclosure or Disguised Disclosure. Additionally concerns or allegations about abuse arising from observations or a report could also prompt the necessity for further inquiry to appropriately intervene. Furthermore as the reporting of institutional based  allegations swell, it is increasingly becoming clear that  a better  understanding of the ethical underpinnings and standardized protocols to be followed while  sifting through information to substantiate or refute,  is necessitated..

This workshop is designed to assist those  human service providers who by virtue of their  professional duties/responsibilities  may receive an initial disclosure of sexual abuse, may   have to  enquire into an allegation of abuse and/or who additionally  may have to initiate the  process of healing through counseling as part of psychosocial support before making a referral for specialized  therapeutic intervention
Participants will learn:
1.      How disclosures are typically made;
2.      How to respond to disclosure;
3.      What are forensic questions and how to ask;
4.      What are therapeutic questions and how to ask;
5.      What is the difference between a forensic and a therapeutic approach;
6.      What initial receivers of a disclosure should not do;
7.      What creates safety for a disclosure and what shuts disclosure down.
Participants  may be anyone who works with children and youth serving organizations  This could include  frontline responders like    educators, social  workers, counselors  as well as those involved with child protection agencies ( Childline, CWC’s, DCPU’s etc..) .
This workshop is not designed for people who are responsible for criminal investigations or therapists/counselors providing long term support

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tulir Workshop Series

Tulir regrets to inform the cancellation of the Tulir Workshop Series scheduled for Jan 27 &Jan 28, 2016

Friday, January 01, 2016

Tulir Workshop Series. PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Addressing SEXUAL MISBEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN and YOUTH

Mark the dates - Jan 27 and Jan 28, 2016, Chennai

 Children and youth behave sexually for several reasons, from curiosity to cultural messages to responses due to abuse. Most sexual misbehavior is common and normal. When adults respond to these behaviors appropriately, children and youth learn appropriate behaviors. Unfortunately, so many common sexual misbehavior is responded to in ways that could accelerate normal behavior into abuse of other children.
This 2 day session will look at the many messages, direct and indirect, that we give or allow our children to receive that help create sexual misbehavior to aggressive abuse. Day 1 will look at practical ideas to work with communities to build positive messages and behaviours. Day 2 will practice appropriate respones to children with sexual misbehavior issues for healthy sexual development. For more info, pls contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co.in

Thursday, December 31, 2015

To a mindful about climate change 2016

Health, Peace and Cheer!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tulir Workshop Series - Sept 14 - 16, 2015, Chennai

Hello

Connecting the Dots - Tulir - Center for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse ‘s Workshop Series to Address Sexual Violence against Children  will be held  in Chennai  between  September 14 – 16, 2015.   

Topics (Scroll down for details)

1.Designing a holistic child protection system  for primary  schools - K-Std. 5 (2 days)
2. Interviewing children (1 day)                                                                            
3.Addressing children and youth with sexual behavior problems ( 3 days ).

Training Faculty

Dr Lois J Engelbrecht,  has helped create systems of prevention and response to sexual abuse of children  in the  Phillippines, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Ghana and Vietnam. Read more about Dr Engelbrecht  at  http://www.waldenu.edu/about/newsroom/publications/articles/2011/07-going-the-distance

Zenaida S Rosales is the Co-Founder, Executive Director,  Mentor  and Trainer at Center for the Prevention and treatment of Child Sexual Abuse (CPTCSA), Manila, Philippines since 2003 to present. She is also Vice Chairperson of the Govt. Of  Philippines ‘s  Special Committee against Child Sexual Abuse and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (SACSEC) of the Council for the Protection of Children (CWC) from  2014. She has researched,  published, and presented  extensively  on  Working with Sexually Abusive Filipino Children at various international forums

Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find attached Application form) which  will be accepted up to September 8th. Participants will be informed of their acceptance within a day of Tulir  receiving the application.

The venue of the workshop will be  in Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010 and will be intimated after completion of registration formalities – completed application form, acceptance  and payment which can be made through DD/cheque/electronic transfer

Registration fee will be Rs 800/- per day including including  lunch and tea . Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.  
Timings : Only on Day 1 the workshop will be from10 am - 5pm. All other days will be 9.30 am- 4.30pm.
Relevant learning material  will be provided. The workshops will be in English

Please contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co.in or call 26618026 (10 am - 6 pm, Monday – Friday) for further details. We will be glad to clarify any other related queries and  encourage you to share this information with others who you think may be interested.

Thanks and looking forward
Tulir

About the workshops


A society’s integrity and worth is not based on whether cases of   sexual  violence against children happen. Instead it is based on the acceptance of the possibilities of  occurrence and proactive steps taken to  both safeguard and respond in a timely and appropriate way to ensure that its children may benefit from its caring and foresight to truly have the right to be safe all the time, everywhere.

September 14 -15, Trainer, Dr. Lois J. Engelbrecht

Designing a holistic child protection system  for primary  schools.(K- Std.5) Child abuse does not happen all by itself. There are many factors involved. When working to protect young children each of these elements need to come together to form a holistic and coordinated program. During these 2 days we will discuss causes of child abuse with a focus on sexual abuse, working with students, working with parents, training teachers, developing appropriate materials, understanding the physical boundaries of a school, understanding child development that includes sexual development, and knowing your community resources for help.

September 16, Trainer, Dr. Lois J. Engelbrecht
Interviewing children. Abuse can be traumatic for children. Sometimes children cope with the abuse but are traumatized when adults discover it. So talking about what happened can be as or even more traumatic than what we consider as abuse. This 1-day session will go through some of the major elements of interviewing, both for court and for therapeutic purposes, in a child-friendly yet effective manner.

September 14 -16,  Trainer,  Zenaida S Rosales

Addressing children and youth with sexual behavior problems
The causes of sexual abusive behaviors are varied and include both victimization experience and learning from family and community behaviors and culture. Regardless of the cause, however, children abusing children is a reality today. If the public and communities remain reluctant to acknowledge the existence of children with abusive sexual behaviors, treatment options to stop the sexual offending  of these children at early ages will also remain uncertain. With this information, participants can design and implement effective services for prevention  and treatment that focus on the individual, family, community and culture.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Details of TULIR Workshops - Feb. 2 - 6, 2015, Chennai

Limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find pasted below the Schedule with details and attached Application form) which will be accepted up to January 30, 2015. Participants will be informed of their acceptance  within a day of Tulir  receiving the application. Venue particulars   and registration timing will be given   on confirmation of acceptance of participation. 
 
Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements .Refreshments and relevant learning material  will be provided during the workshop.

Registration fees will be Rs 800/- per dayYou may send a DD in the name of Tulir Charitable Trust or if you wish to pay by electronic transfer our bank details is as follows;
Bank Name - INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK
Branch name - Tower Branch, Annanagar West
Account Number -   - 047501000027300
Name of Account  - TULIR CHARITABLE TRUST
9 digit MICR number - 600020040
SAVINGS ACCOUNT
SWIFT Code/ Remittance Instructions - IOBAINBB001
IFSC CODE - IOBA0000475
 
 Dr. Lois J. Engelbrecht, will lead the workshops . Since founding the nonprofit Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse in 1993, she has helped create systems of prevention and response in the Philippines, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. Read more about Dr Engelbrecht at http://www.waldenu.edu/About- Us/42022.htm
 
Please contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co. in or call 43235867 (10 am - 5pm, Monday – Friday) for the registeration form. We will be glad to clarify any other related queries and  encourage you to share this information with others who you think may be interested
 
Thanks
Tulir

Workshop Schedule
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: THEORY-BASED PRIMARY PREVENTION &PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION – AN INTRODUCTION 
Child sexual abuse is a multifaceted problem that requires a holistic response. Preventing child sexual abuse requires at least a two-fold focus, primary prevention that tries to reach all children and secondary prevention that focuses on populations at risk. This seminar will present the basic theory supporting primary prevention with examples of some best-practices. These elements can then be used for secondary prevention when there is an understanding of which aspects of populations are at-risk and how to use which elements for these at-risk aspects.
With the objective of empowering  primary school going age  children to safeguard themselves against CSA, the workshop on Personal Safety Education  is to provide  participants with an understanding of  age-appropriate  information and   the accompanying   non-threatening methods to convey it while utilizing   a variety of resources developed specifically for this purpose 
 
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: DEALING WITH SEXUAL MISBEHAVIORS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN 
Children behave sexually for several reasons, from curiosity to responses due to abuse. Most sexual misbehavior is common and normal. When adults respond to these behaviors appropriately, children learn appropriate behaviors. Unfortunately, so many common sexual misbehavior is responded to in ways that could accelerate normal behavior into abuse of other children. These sessions will look at practical ideas to respond to children with sexual misbehavior issues for healthy sexual development. 
 
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
TALKING TO ADULTS WITH EARLY WARNING SIGNS
 Preventing child sexual abuse efforts have mostly worked on building skills in children to help them recognize potential dangers and even talk with the offender. This component in prevention is important but it brings to focus the fact that adults have failed to keep potential offenders away from children. Talking to our peers or older adults is extremely difficult for us. This is even more so for the children who we expect to deal with them instead. The third precondition to child sexual abuse is that the protectors of children are themselves manipulated by potential offenders who we then give access to our children. This one day seminar will examine the research about sexual abusers to help us prevent them from abusing.
 
FEBRUARY 5 & 6, 2015
AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHO – SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS  & USING THE TRAUMAGENIC DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS  PRE- AND ADOLESCENT GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN  SEXUALLY ABUSED  
Against the context of the ecological model, socio-cultural  realities  and from a mental heath and therapeutic   perspective, the presentation  on An introduction to   psycho social interventions would give participants  an overview of the concerns  and variables involved,  to address  effects of sexual abuse on the well being of a  child who has been sexually abused  and their family. Discussion would be around case study reviews and  examples of activities related to case presentations. The  workshop on Using the Traumagenic Dynamic Framework to assess  pre- and adolescent girls who have been  sexually abused  would build on  the understanding acquired, to  further the process of a Healing Plan. 
 
 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

TULIR Workshops - Feb. 2 - 6, 2015, Chennai

Connecting the Dots –  The Annual Workshop Series to Address Sexual Violence against Children between  February 2 – 6, 2015 at Chennai,  which will be in English. Topics include AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHO – SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS  & USING THE TRAUMAGENIC DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS  PRE- AND ADOLESCENT GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN  SEXUALLY ABUSED,
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: THEORY-BASED PRIMARY PREVENTION,  PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION – AN INTRODUCTION ( with a focus on children and youth with disabilities)
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: WORKING WITH OUR BOYS , PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: DEALING WITH SEXUAL MISBEHAVIORS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN ,TALKING TO ADULTS WITH EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF OFFENDING/INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements .Refreshments and relevant learning material  will be provided during the workshop. Registration will be Rs 800/- per day
Further details will be posted later today

Monday, January 05, 2015

Tulir is moving office

Our new address from Jan. 16 2015, is 74 EVK Sampath Road, First Floor, ( opp the Commissioner of Police 's new office - fancy that, and talk of coincidences) Vepery, Chennai 600007. Our new tel. no will be+91+44+43235867

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Workshop on Forensic and Therapeutic Interviewing - Addressing child sexual abuse disclosure



Hello

A society’s integrity and worth is not based on whether cases of   sexual  violence against children happen. Instead it is based on the acceptance of the possibilities of  occurrence and proactive steps taken to  both safeguard and respond in a timely and appropriate way to ensure that its children may benefit from its caring and foresight to truly have the right to be safe all the time, everywhere.

Tulir - Center for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse is organizing  a Workshop on Forensic and Therapeutic Interviewing
 on Dec15 &16, 2014 at Chennai,  which will be in English. Details of the workshop are mentioned below

Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find pasted below a description of the workshop and you may write to us for the Application form) which  will be accepted up to Dec 12th. Participants will be informed of their acceptance  within a day of Tulir  receiving the application.  A detailed workshop outline, venue particulars   and registration timing will be given   on confirmation of acceptance of participation. 

Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Refreshments and relevant learning material  will be provided during the workshop. Registration will be Rs 800/- per day and it is mandatory for participants to attend both days.

The presenter will be Dr.  Peter Choate,   PhD, RSW Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor, Child Studies and Social Work, Mount Royal University, Calgary Canada. He has presented and published extensively  on his areas of research and practice  – addictions, life transitions court related issues including custody, family violence and assessments in child welfare matters and other forensic social work matters (including risk assessments of juveniles and adults with addiction, mental health and sexual offending concerns). Additionally he has qualified on many occasions in the Provincial Court of Alberta (Family and Youth Division) as an Expert Witness in Clinical Social Work besides also in the Court of Queen’s Bench. Among his other professional qualifications he has a Diplomate from  the American Board of Forensic Examiners  and has been Chair and Chair Emeritus  as well as Member, of the Executive Advisory Board of the American Board of Forensic Social Workers

Please contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co.in or call 26192026 (10 am - 6 pm, Monday – Friday) for further details. We will be glad to clarify any other related queries and  encourage you to share this information with others who you think may be interested

Thanks
Tulir
 
Workshop on Forensic and Therapeutic Interviewing

Children disclose sexual abuse in a variety of ways. One of the least common ways is to talk about the abuse directly. It is more common for children to disclose abuse either as Indirect or Accidental Disclosure or Disguised Disclosure. Additionally concerns or allegations about abuse arising from observations or a report could also prompt the necessity for further inquiry to appropriately intervene. Furthermore as the reporting of institutional based  allegations swell, it is increasingly becoming clear that  a better  understanding of the ethical underpinnings and standardized protocols to be followed while  sifting through information to substantiate or refute,  is necessitated..

This workshop is designed to assist those  human service providers who by virtue of their  professional duties/responsibilities  may receive an initial disclosure of sexual abuse, may   have to  enquire into an allegation of abuse and/or who additionally  may have to initiate the  process of healing through counseling as part of psychosocial support before making a referral for specialized  therapeutic intervention

Participants will learn:

1.      How disclosures are typically made;
2.      How to respond to disclosure;
3.      What are forensic questions and how to ask;
4.      What are therapeutic questions and how to ask;
5.      What is the difference between a forensic and a therapeutic approach;
6.      What initial receivers of a disclosure should not do;
7.      What creates safety for a disclosure and what shuts disclosure down.

Participants  may be anyone who works with children and youth serving organizations  This could include  frontline responders like    educators, social  workers, counselors  as well as those involved with child protection agencies ( Childline, CWC’s, DCPU’s etc..) .

This workshop is not designed for people who are responsible for criminal investigations or therapists/counselors providing long term support




Friday, November 21, 2014

The Hindu Young World poster on Smart ways to be Safe

A full page poster published in today's Young World supplement of The Hindu -Thanks once again to The Hindu for their commitment to working towards every child 's right to be safe all the time from sexual abuse. And thanks Biswajit and Kota for also making it happen

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Lecture: Of Evil Beneovelence - Sabotaging the Journey of the the Travelling Child Sex Offender



November 19, 2014 at  6.30 pm at the Freemasons Hall Auditorium, C-in-C Road, Egmore, Chennai



As part of its Technical Expert in Residence program , 
  Tulir - Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse 
is pleased to be hosting Ms. Christine Beddoe, former Director
 of ECPAT – UK  for  a fortnight in November 2014.
The timeliness of   Ms. Beddoes’s visit cannot be further emphasized; 
A recent order of the Madras High Court has impleaded the Secretary,
 Ministry
 of WCD, Govt of India
 in a case of sexual abuse by a foreign national.  

There is an underlying sense of urgency as well. 
 In the past month alone, the UK courts
 have rejected an appeal by India for one of their citizens 
(an associate of the notorious Freddy Peats) who has been charged with 
abusing children in Goa about twenty years ago. 
In fact this was the first case which brought attention to TSCO’s in India. 
Additionally, a former   British Airways pilot has been convicted of 
facilitating abuse of children in India – Bangalore and Chennai in particular.
The issue of TSCO’s is truly global with   individuals traveling from country 
to country,
seeking to keep offending while evading the law.(The biggest societal blind 
spot
with regard to TSCO’s is their compulsiveness and repetitiveness)
However contrary to popular belief that the sexual exploitation of children is 
tourism related, 
obtaining a tourist visa/traveling on a tourist visa is as much as where the 
tourism angle ends. 
There is mounting  evidence, both anecdotal as well as from NGO’s and  
police forces to 
strongly suggest that  the modus operandi of  TCSO’s  is to  seek out  
 volunteer jobs 
as it offers them the perfect  guise without arousing any suspicions
 but instead being 
held in great reverence. This also gives them ample opportunity to
 focus on their primary
objective –which is sexual abuse of the children, usually the very same children under
their care and responsibility. 
Needless to state there is no dearth of vulnerable children, in India   to
 groom and exploit.
Mitigating the overall threat from TCSO offending, however,
 remains particularly problematic.
The inevitable socio-cultural and  legal  barriers hamper  - a diffidence
 about understanding 
the complexities of  sexual violence; weak administrative systems of  
 child protection; 
lack of training among professionals with   investigating   
and prosecuting sexual crime 
against children  not considered a specialized area; compounded 
by archaic procedures
and processes, which are counterproductive to the prosecution 
of transnational crime,  still prevailing.
This specific form of sexual violence against children is eminently containable. 
The over-riding need is to become as proactive as possible
 - to prevent TCSO’s from
offending in the first place rather than just react to them 
after they have offended.
 For effective redress as well, this would include besides awareness, 
plugging the gaps and loopholes in policy and legislation and
 most importantly developing a coordinated national response involving 
various Ministries - External and Home Affairs, 
Women and Child Development/Social
 Justice/Welfare and the sectors they govern.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Launch of Personal Safety Awareness Boards for Children “ Un Paathugappukku Sila Yosanaigal”


As part of a collaborative, proactive and continuing effort and concern shared with the Corporation of Chennai since the last 8 years, to ensure the well being and safety of children studying in it’s schools, Tulir - Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse has developed and installed boards in all the 275 schools managed by the Chennai Corporation with non threatening age appropriate easy to remember simple personal safety rules. This initiative has been made possible with support from Friends of India and is part of commemorating Nov. 19 - The World day for the Prevention of Child Abuse
It is based on the concepts of Personal Safety Education a program, which is an extension of the safety rules we teach our children, i.e. don’t play with fire, look both sides before and while crossing a road, etc. The messages will work towards equipping and empowering children to build self protective behavior besides strengthening the ability of those adults morally and socially responsible for the protection of children.
Venue: Corporation Higher Secondary School, School Road, Kolathur (Near Retteri Junction)
Time: 9.00 am
Date: Mon. Nov. 3, 2014
Worshipful Mayor Mr S Duraisamy will preside

How adult men understand their experiences of sexual abuse during childhood

Please find attached information about a research project with adult men who have experienced child sexual abuse, being conducted by Alankaar Sharma. Alankaar has been involved with anti-child sexual abuse efforts in India for over 10 years. Male survivors are an under-addressed group and their experiences and concerns deserve greater attention. If you would like to participate in the research or have any questions about the research, please contact Alankaar directly (his phone number and email are mentioned in the flyer