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Students Reached

127700

Teachers Sensitized

4400

Adults Sensitized

21400

Police Personnel Sensitized

1400

Doctors Sensitized

450

Social Workers Trained

550

In Summary

As of March 2015, Enfold has interacted with over 1,16,700 children (class I-X) and college youth, about 4400 teachers and 15,000 adults, 1400 police personnel,450 doctors, 550 social workers in 30 cities in India

  • Set up three Collaborative Child Response Units in Bangalore to cater to the needs of children who have been sexually abused.
  • On Track – a workbooks series on Life Skills and Personal safety based on Enfold’s work with students.
  • Conceptualized and started a PG Diploma course in Life Skills and Reproductive Health in association with Christ University, Bangalore.
  • Initiated certificate courses in Reproductive and Sexual Health in various colleges.
  • Worked with over a hundred schools and colleges in and around Bangalore to impart life skills, human sexuality and personal safety education.

UNICEF validates Enfold’s Work

A system to respond effectively and sensitively to violence Article in UNICEF India website [Sections Linking the Dots & Building children’s skills to prevent violence]

Profile of Target Institutions

  1. Schools – private, public, government aided, in urban, rural, semi urban settings
  2. Colleges in urban settings
  3. School for differently abled children
  4. Children Homes,Observation homes, Rehabilitation centres
  5. Orphanages
  6. Medical college students
  7. Institutions working with women in villages, slums
  8. Government training institutions
  9. Counseling centres

Enfold Strengths

Scientific Knowledge and Clinical Experience

As medical practitioners with 40 years?of combined experience we have an in depth, practical and authentic knowledge of all aspects of health care. We stay up to date with recent advances – especially in the field of preventive and social medicine.

Communication and Counseling Skills

We have under gone extensive formal and?informal training in this field. Our deep respect and regard for children as well as our zest for life help us build rapport with children of all ages.

Formal Training in Child Psychology and Child Development

Meena Sivaraman, M?Sc in child development helped design the curriculum for the primary years school children. We included input from Dr Shekhar Seshadri, child psychiatrist, NIMHANS Bangalore and other mental health professionals while designing the course.

Scientifically Designed Curriculum

The sessions for the course on Human Sexuality and Life Skills were?designed from scratch keeping in mind the Indian psyche and prevailing social milieu. It is constantly reviewed and altered as our experience grows with our continued interaction with children, teachers and parents.

Research and Development

The results of our studies conducted in schools have been?published in the Indian Journal of Pediatrics, the SCIISc and in international conferences. Charts and models used during the sessions were designed and developed in house. We designed innovative role plays to facilitate learning.

Imparting Knowledge

Conferences

  • Dr Shaibya Saldanha was invited to speak on Child Sexual Abuse in India & Child Protection Initiative at Inauguration of child & adolescent guidance clinic(CAGC)on 9th Oct 2014 at JSS Hospital
  • Dr Shaibya Saldanha shared Enfold’s journey in setting up hospital-based collaborative child response units (CCRUs) in Bangalore at the first Annual Stakeholders Conference on Child Sexual Abuse(ASCCSA 2014), 16-17th April 2014, Mumbai organised by The Foundation.
  • Enfold organised a Senior Level Consultation on Systemic Response in the management of child abuse cases in Karnataka on Sept 7th, 2013. Breaking the Silence – Child Abuse in India 2013 a report brought out by Human Rights Watch was presented in this symposium.
  • Dr Shaibya was invited to speak on Life Skills education at the Pearson Schools Principals Meet 4 May 2013 in Hyderabad
  • Dr Shaibya Saldanha spoke on Child Sexual Abuse: Medical Evaluation & Management at PEDICON 2013 Annual National Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics held at Kolkata on January 18,2013.
  • Dr Sangeeta was Invited to participate in a national level roundtable on Prevention of Child sexual Abuse organized by Observer Research Foundation in association with Savitribai Phule Gender Resource Centre on 22nd December 2012 in Mumbai.
  • Where the shoe pinches: An undergraduate peer sexuality education program on sexuality and life skills Dr Shaibya Saldanha and Dr Sangeeta Saksena. Paper presented at 9th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect (APCCAN 2011)New Delhi, India October 6 – 9, 2011
  • Can School Workbooks Be An Effective Methodology For Personal Safety Education Aimed At Prevention Of Child Sexual Abuse? Our Experience With On Track – A Workbook Series For 3rd To 9th Standard Students. Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Dr Shaibya Saldanha – Paper presented at 9th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect (APCCAN 2011)New Delhi, India October 6 – 9, 2011
  • Developing Human Capital Can a workbook on Life Skills change attitudes and behaviour of school children Sharing feedback from 217 student users of On Track workbook series – Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Dr Shaibya Saldanha. Paper presented at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development in Sriperumbadur, TN international conference on Life Skills Education, DEC 2010.
  • The sacredness of marriage and family in a multi religious context. Paper presented on Human Life International 11th Asia Pacific Congress on Love, Life and Family,Bangalore, India, 12th – 15th November 2004

Publications

  • Overview & Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse – Dr Shaibya Saldanha and Dr Sangeeta Saksena – CANCEL NEWS Child Abuse Neglect and Child Labour, Vol 14 (1) January 2014
  • Evolving and implemeting programs on Human Sexuality and Life Skills for school children inIndia – A three-year experience. Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Dr Shaibya Saldanha – Published in Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica, April 2007
  • Screening For Child Sexual Abuse – Dr Sangeeta Saksena, PEDISCAN (The Journal of the Bangalore Branch of The Indian Academy of Pediatricians BPS); Issue 2, May – Aug 2007
  • Impact of a course on Human Sexuality and Adolescence – Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Dr Shaibya Saldanha, Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2003 mar 70(3):203-6
  • Poster presentation on discussing human sexuality and health issues with school children and young adults – a three year experience.

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Research and Paper Presentations

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  1. Journal article, Saksena Sangeeta, Saldhana Shaibya, Impact of a course on Human Sexuality and Adolescence, Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2003 mar;70(3):203-6
  2. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Infermacion Cientifica – Invited article on Evolving and implementing programs on Human Sexuality and Life skills for school children in India – a three year experience www.siicsalud.com/saludiciencia/columnistas.php
  3. Poster presentation on discussing human sexuality and health issues with school children and young adults – a three year experience at Christ College, Bangalore
  4. 11th Asia Pacific Congress on Love, Life and Family: The sacredness of marriage and family in a multi religious context.- Speaker, Dr Saksena in 2005, Bangalore
  5. Speaker, Dr Saksena on Gender and Sexuality at International Conference on Counseling and Psychotherapy at Montfort College, Bangalore 8-10 Jan 2008
  6. Can Workbooks be an effective methodology for Life Skills education in Schools – Our experience with On Track – a workbook series for 3rd to 9th std students ? At International conference on Life Skills at Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Youth Development, Sriperumbadur, Chennai by Dr Sangeeta Saksena, 9th Dec 2010
  7. APCCAN _9 New Delhi International conference Oct 2011 Where the Shoe Pinches – Analysis of a Peer education system by Dr Shaibya Saldanha; Can School workbooks be used as a strategy to prevent Child Sexual Abuse? Dr Sangeeta Saksena

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