Sr. Gracy Parekattil participated in the Don Bosco Young at Risk (YaR) National Workshop on “Care of Children with Behavioural Difficulties” a Silver Jubilee event of Navajeevan Balabhavan, Vijayawada, from 1-2 March 2014. There were 153 participants from 19 states of India who are working for the Young at Risk.
There were a number of resource persons who enlightened the participants with various topics such as: “Behavioural Difficulties and Psychological Needs of the young at Risk” by Prof. Phani Bhushan, Psychiatrist, from Guntur; Psycho-Social Actiology of Behavioural Difficulties of Children and Adolescents, and the challenge of identifying them and addressing them by Dr. Diana Monterio, Hyderabad Academy of Psychology, Hyderabad; Understanding Behavioural Difficulties of Children, Exploring their Biological and Psycho- Social Aetiology and ways of dealing with them, including treatment by Dr. George Reddy, Psychiatrist, Hyderabad; Principles of Participatory Action Research and its Application in Addressing Behavioural Difficulties of Children with Case Studies by Prof. Dr. Dev Manti and the PAR Team. Principles of Participatory Action Research and its Application in Addressing behavioural Difficulties of Children with Case Studies by Dr. Dev Manti and the PAR Team; Care of Girl Children with Behavioural Difficulties by Dr. Sr. K. Teresa JMJ, Vijayawada. Towards a healthier and Growthful Childhood: Addressing Behavioural Difficulties of Children in Families and Derived from Difficult Family Experiences by Dr. Fr. Kuriakose Pallikunnel, Kochi; Preventive System of Don Bosco in the Care of children with behavioural Difficulties; The Challenge of Inclusion, with Focus on Behavioural Difficulties of Children and Training Needs of Personnel/ Care – Givers and a Suggested Training Module, Including Training in Preventive System by Prof. Dr. Dev. Manti and Fr. TD John.
The workshop was enriching and helpful to deal with the problems of children and adolescents.
Sr. Gracy Parekattil fma