NGO

Arpan strongly believes in the power of partnership and is constantly exploring new pathways to create deep and lasting change. From inception, Arpan has developed strong partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations either to implement Personal Safety Education programme, provide mental health services, training and capacity building and are active members of networks and coalitions to work together towards creating a safe world for children.

Partnering for Direct work

Personal Safety Education – Arpan is partnering with the NGOs for delivering Arpan’s flagship programme Personal Safety Education through NGO run schools, community centres and institutions. Some of the key partnerships have been Creative Handicraft, Light of Life Trust, Navodaya Movement.

Mental Health Services – Arpan partners with NGOs to provide mental health services to children, adolescents and adult survivors in institutions. Some of the key partnerships have been with Advait, Snehasadan and Kranti.

Arpan conducts training sessions for NGO professionals:

  1. To implement the Personal Safety Education (PSE) programme at their school or organization and effectively handle children’s disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse. The training and ongoing handholding support organizations to mainstream ‘child protection’ in their settings. Some key topics covered are:
  • Conceptual clarity on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA),
  • Impact of CSA,
  • Understanding grooming and the offender,
  • CSA and Medico-legal intervention,
  • Teaching children Personal Safety Skills through lesson plans
  • Handling disclosure
  • Conducting Adult Awareness sessions on CSA
  1. To train them on Basic Counseling skills for them to handle first level intervention in cases of child sexual abuse. Some key topics covered are:
  • Conceptual clarity on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA),
  • Impact of CSA,
  • Handling Disclosure
  • First level intervention
  • Stabilization

Some of the key partnerships have been Aarambh in association with UNICEF, MP, Breakthrough Delhi, CHIP, Mumbai, Mumbai Magic Bus, YUVA, Mumbai, Akanksha Foundation, Young India.

Training Manuals are provided to each organization to facilitate smooth implementation of the Personal Safety Education programme. These training sessions are customized to suit the needs of the NGO.

Here are some of the resources and research relevant to NGO professionals:

PSE Kit

The Personal Safety Education Training Kit is a culmination of our years of understanding and experience of helping prevent child sexual abuse by increasing help-seeking behaviour amongst children and making adults aware in their role of keeping children safe. READ MORE

If you want us to conduct Personal Safety Education in your NGO or want to facilitate training for the social workers and team write to us on communications@arpan.org.in or call +91-98190-86444