in      
Reserved Area
BIS National News (694)

International (158 Items)

BIS Regional News

Bangalore (649 items)
Chennai (1158 items)
Dimapur (468 items)
Guwahati (893 items)
Hyderabad (684 items)
Kolkata (679 items)
Mumbai (1140 items)
New Delhi (293 items)
Tiruchy (571 items)
Sri Lanka (38 items)
Panjim (312 items)
International (158 items)
Silchar (195 items)

BIS Archives

2018 News
2017 News
2016 News
2015 News
2014 News
2013 News
2012 News
2011 News
2010 News
2009 News
2008 News
2007 News
2006 News
2005 News
2004 News
2003 News
2002 News
2001 News
1900 News




Australia - 2018 as “Year of Youth”
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Ecuador - 130 years of Salesian presence
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Nepal – Nepal Don Bosco Society hands over earthquake resilient school to villagers
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Philippines – Don Bosco Pasil affected by Fire
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Spain - A solidarity movement to support the poor
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Democratic Republic of the Congo - Portrait of young Joseph
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Italy - "150 teens in search of an author.".Borgo Ragazzi Don Bosco in support of young people
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Brazil – The Festive Oratory, an educational and pastoral heritage of the Church, Belém archdiocese to start festive oratories
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Spain – "Spain-Saint James Major" Province launches 2018 vocational campaign
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Italy - In memory of Fr Pietro Zago, SDB
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100


News Hyderabad Province (INH)

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
 
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to THARAKAN John
Researchers meet to discuss marginalized children issue and find sustainable interventions
By John Tharakan
Hyderabad, Oct. 29. Participatory Action Researchers from six South Indian States gathered from 5-7 October for three day training programme. The researchers are all working with children at risk at 19 Don Bosco centres. The children, boys and girls, are eight to eighteen year olds. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Diana Monteiro, the Director of Hyderabad Academy of Psychology and Counsellor at NALSAR Central Law University.
The  group of thirty researchers are working with the local Participatory Action Research(PAR) teams towards the lofty goal of getting the children to be able to manage their centres by being part of the decision making process at all levels.

The researchers shared their experiences and contributed to making the training process itself participatory. The tension between the academic dimensions involving regular documentation and reporting, and the daily joys of interaction with children with respect, and understanding them from their perspective, was clearly palpable the interactions.

The PAR process was initiated exactly 18 months back in March 2015. This process has been examined by the Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati. They have awarded certificates to 16 researchers who have successfully completed one year of PAR.

Dr. George reddy, A Neuro-Psychiatrist and the Secretary of the Telangana State Association of Psychiatrists, guided the participants on understanding children with behavioural difficulties. He addressed the questions of each one and helped the participants to recognize difficulties children experienced beyond the routine problems of discipline. In this way the researchers could understand the children better and provide them with timely help and support. At the end of his session he distributed the ADBU Certificates to the successful candidates.

Earlier, Dr Diana Monteiro helped the researchers to look at the attachment needs of children and how they could understand them at their level. Addressing the needs of the researchers themselves, she discussed with them the importance of developing an attitude towards children that will help in ensuring a participatory process in their growth. She enabled them to share day to day anxieties in working with children and how they could understand themselves better vis-vis the children.
The participants themselves elaborated the implications of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and the Model Rules 2016. One of the participants was a member of the Juvenile Justice Board and another the Chairperson of a District Child Welfare Committee.

What first appeared as a highly complex process in eight different steps that only Post Graduate students could master was finally demonstrated as a very simple and routine daily process. Ultimately what mattered was a PAR attitude of understanding the child from the child's own perspective. The researchers were constantly challenged to give up their accustomed attitudes of superiority, like the monkey in the story that would not let go of the nuts in the hand. Once this obstacle was cleared, the PAR process would make progress towards greater participation of children in decision making.

The participants also looked at the story ''The Emperor has no clothes.'' When we are ready to meet the child at their level, then we get into the children's wisdom that is free from prejudice that comes from a position of superiority and arrogance that could come from power. When the researcher is in touch with one's own vulnerable inner child, the child in the researcher can relate more easily to the children in the home with empathy. The researchers went home happy to ''ask the monkey'' if they were in any dilemma and to ''Listen to the Child'' to understand issues and find solutions.

Comments





Post a Comment

More News in SALESIAN SOCIETY

Radio Journalists initiate Indo-Nepal Friendship
NGO hands over earthquake resilient school to villagers
Don Bosco Youth Film Festival of India 2018
The Lord Who Called Me, Leads Me
Love One Another As I Have Loved You
Rate this
Current Rating
3.0
Contact via Email
 
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on 'Researchers meet to discuss marginalized children issue and find sustainable interventions' - Source: BIS South Asia
Comments:
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  



BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.


This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


NEWS SEARCH
Search
Province
Classification


News Subscription
  
 
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds






Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 16 : A MAN SENT BY GOD
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 15 : MAINTAINING A STANDARD
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 14 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (5)
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 13 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (4)
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 12 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (3)
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 11 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (2)
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 10: THE HARVEST IS GREAT (1)
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 09: DO NOT TURN BACK
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 08 : YOUR VOCATION COMES FROM GOD
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:09:11 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 05 : PATIENT OBEDIENCE
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000