Fostering Strengths

Donation Raised$600
Donation Goal$800

Education Cause

1250 Poor Homeless People Needed Help.

180 Volunteer Helping You.

10 Donors


Vishakha in collaboration iCALL and TISS is organizing a certificate training program, Fostering Strengths! It is a 3 month contact-cum-distance program meant for helping professionals working with adolescents and young people. The course has a uniquely designed curriculum, contextualized to the Indian socio-cultural context and is taught by diverse faculty and various experts from the field.

Why is this course unique?

* Skills to work with Psychosocial Concerns of adolescents & young people & various stakeholder
* Contextually relevant research & facts
* Focus on teaching self-care strategies
* Experts as guest faculty
* Multi-disciplinary perspectives & frameworks
* Multi-Modal: Case discussions, Art based exercises, audio-visual aids, experiential activities
* Continued support after contact class
* Compendium of readings & resources

What will be covered in this course?

* Socio- Demographics of Adolescents & Young People in India
* Self & Identity
* Gender & Sexuality
* Academic & Career Concerns
* Interpersonal Relationships: Peers, Family & Romantic
* Relationships
* Common Mental Health Concerns
* Suicidality & Self Harm
* Substance Abuse & Addiction
* Working with communities and concerned departments
* Burnout & Self-Care for Helping professionals

Course Structure

* The course comprises of an on-campus residential institute & an off campus practicum mode:
*  10 days of on campus residential workshop mode institute
* 3 months of practicum component initiated within the professional’s organization/setting which works towards psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents and  young people
* Weekly supervision during the practicum
* 3 days of follow-up (on campus residential; contact class)
* The course delivery will be in Hindi & English


* Bachelors in any applied social sciences discipline* + Min 3 years if direct work towards psychosocial well-being of adolescents and young people
* Masters in any applied social sciences discipline* + Min 1 year of direct work towards psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents and young people

Logistical Details

* No of Seats Available : 20
*  For Course Dates, venue and other logistical details please see the          attached brochure

Application Procedure

* Please fill out the application form available LINK given in the         attached brochure.
* Telephonic/Skype interviews will be scheduled with the shortlisted candidates
* The course organizers reserve the final right with respect to the selection of participants

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