Webinars

Webinars on Child Safety and Mental Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering free webinars during this period to answer your questions, address important issues and build solutions – especially around child safety and mental health.

‘Emotional well being of children and adolescents in these COVID-IFIED times’

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant psychological impact on children and adolescents. Arpan, in association with Oorja’s Lighthouse, hosted a live webinar on ‘Emotional well being of children and adolescents in these COVID-IFIED times’. The webinar was conducted on 23 August 2020, and the moderator Ms. Pooja Taparia – Founder and CEO of Arpan was in conversation with panelists Ms. Saloni Sawnani – Associate Director, Healing Services at Arpan and Ms. Ruchita Dar Shah – Founder and CEO of First Moms Club. The panelists shed light on understanding the emotions of children and adolescents and how to appropriately address their needs during this pandemic.

‘The Importance of Integrating Child Protection in Education’ 

On 21 August 2020, Arpan, in collaboration with SBI Foundation, hosted a webinar on ‘The Importance of Integrating Child Protection in Education’.  The webinar had moderator Ms. Pooja Taparia – Founder & CEO, Arpan in conversation with expert panelists Prof. Saroj Yadav – Dean (Academic), NCERT; Ms. Manjula Kalyanasundaram – Managing Director, SBI Foundation; Ms. Fiona Dias Miranda – Director, Seeds of Awareness, Sexual Health Educator; and Mr. Kingston D’Souza – National Academic Manager, Kidzee Academics, Zee Learn Ltd. The panelists shared their expertise and explored the important links between education and the wider protection needs of the children.

‘Talk the Talk: Equipping Parents to deal with the New Normal’

The ‘New Normal’ presents a variety of challenges we have never experienced before. Restrictions on stepping outside impact children in more ways than one, and have also resulted in excessive exposure to and contact with the digital world.

 

To help parents manage different challenges of parenting, digital exposure of children, and keeping children safe online in these times, Arpan hosted a webinar – ‘Talk the Talk: Equipping Parents to deal with the New Normal’, with Pooja Taparia, Founder & CEO of Arpan as the moderator; Dr. Swati Popat Vats, President of Podar Education Network, ECA, & APER and Neha Kare Kanabar, Founder of Universe of Moms (UNIMO) as panelists, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

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‘Talk the Talk: Recognising and Responding to Mental Health Concerns in the Covid-ified world’

The pandemic has been a stressful period for all of us. It’s important that we adapt to address arising mental health needs.

We hosted a webinar on ‘Talk the Talk: Recognising and Responding to Mental Health Concerns in the Covid-ified world’ with Saloni Sawnani – Associate Director, Healing Services, Arpan as our moderator and Dr. Sushma Mehrotra – PhD, Clinical Psychologist, and Dr. Nilesh Shah – MD, DPM, Consulting Psychiatrist as panelists.

We had a very engaging session, we hope we were able to answer your questions on mental health in a covid-ified world.

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‘Unlearning Stereotypes: Adolescents taking a step towards safety’ on 14th May 2020

We hosted our second webinar on Unlearning Stereotypes: Adolescents taking a step towards safety’ on 14th May with Pooja Taparia as the moderator and Dr. Zoya Ali Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner (Adolescent Health), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India; Prof. Saroj Yadav, Dean (Academic), NCERT; Soledad Herrero, Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF India; Sonali Patankar, Founder, Responsible Netism; Dhaval Sheth, (age 17); and Bhavika Sable, (age 15) as panelists.

This webinar also witnessed the launch of new resource by Arpan for adolescents:

An online personal safety course for 11-13 year-olds: https://bit.ly/PersonalSafetyCourse

‘Keeping children safe from Sexual Abuse during the Lockdown’ on 30th April 2020

We hosted our first webinar on ‘Keeping children safe from Sexual Abuse during the Lockdown’ on 30th April 2020 with Tara Sharma Saluja as the moderator and Pooja Taparia, Ruchita Dar Shah, and Tanuja Sodhi as panelists, with over 300 attendees joining in. The webinar was very informative and shed light on the role each of us can play in preventing child sexual abuse, stressed on the importance of open communication and trust between parents and children and the need for digital safety for our children. It also directed participants towards resources for support for cases of child sexual abuse occuring during COVID-19.

We had over 1500 attendees join us. The webinar was engaging and empowering for adolescents and their parents and important information and communication techniques were discussed.

If you have any queries, please feel free to write to us at communications@arpan.org.in