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.
‘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.
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 two new resources by Arpan for adolescents:
(1) An FAQ for Adolescents: Answers to Questions You Cannot Ask Otherwise: https://bit.ly/FAQforAdolescents
(2) An online personal safety course for 11-13 year-olds: https://bit.ly/PersonalSafetyCourse
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.
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