Guidelines/ Publications/ Articles/ Research Papers

Guidelines

    1. The COVID-19 Pandemic – How do we keep children and staff of Child Care Institutions safe? Recommendations for Action that may be taken by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka (17 March 2020)

    2.Guidance for Child Welfare Committees under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 in the context of COVID-19 for consideration by the Nodal Department at State level (8 April 2020)

    3. Guidance for Juvenile Justice Boards and Children’s Courts under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, in the context of COVID-19 for consideration of Nodal Department at State level (8 April 2020)

    4. Guidelines for Child Care Institutions under the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2015 in the Context of COVID-19. Prepared by Enfold Proactive Health Trust, with support from UNICEF (Field Office for Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana) (8 April 2020)

    5. Guidance for strengthening collaboration between State Governments and Civil Society to support vulnerable Children affected by COVID-19 (29 April 2020)

    6. Suggestions for Covid related Practice Guidelines for Special Courts (26 May 2020)

    7. Policy Brief on Child Rights and COVID 19. Prepared by members of Alliance for Right to ECD, Covid Response Alliance of India on Child Protection (CRAICP), India Alternative Care Network (IACN), ProChild Coalition, Right to Education Forum, Right to Food Campaign, Working Group on Human Rights to India and the UN (WGHR). Enfold Proactive Health Trust is an active member of ProChild Coalition and CRAICP. (17 July 2020)

    8. Standard Operating Procedures under the POCSO Act 2012 an initiative of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), supported by Enfold, UNICEF, experts from the departments of Police, Prosecution, Health and Family Welfare, Medical Doctors, Mental Health Professionals, Support Persons, Lawyers and Forensic Experts. Released on October 14, 2019 in Bengaluru.

Publications

    Demystifying Sexuality

    1. Demystifying Sexuality Reference Book – Looking at sexuality with a rights-based, restorative and gender transformative lens June 2021

    Accessible Version – Demystifying Sexuality Reference Book

    2. Demystifying Sexuality Handbook for Students and Teachers of Special Education, and Special Educators June 2021 – to be used in conjunction with Enfold’s Demystifying Sexuality Reference Book

    3. Demystifying Sexuality Handbook for Students and Teachers of Psychology and Mental Health Practitioners July 2021 – to be used in conjunction with Enfold’s Demystifying Sexuality Reference Book

    4. Demystifying Sexuality Handbook for Students, Teachers and Practitioners of Social Work July 2021 – to be used in conjunction with Enfold’s Demystifying Sexuality Reference Book

    Accessible Version – Demystifying Sexuality Handbook for Students and Teachers of Social Work

    5. Demystifying Sexuality Handbook for Students of Nursing and Nursing Professionals September 2021 – to be used in conjunction with Enfold’s Demystifying Sexuality Reference Book

    Life Skills, Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice

    1. Handbook for Facilitation of Restorative Practices in Child Care Institutions – with support from UNICEF Field Office for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, May 2021

    2. Swagata Raha, “Pathways and Possibilities for Restorative Justice in India’s Juvenile Justice System“, pp. 269-297 in Verma & Eusebius, eds., Juvenile Justice Law in India: A Critical Study, National Judicial Academy (2020). Book Chapter.

    3. Life Skills Through Restorative Circles: A collaboration between Enfold Proactive Health Trust and Innisfree House School, Bangalore. Highlights of Feedback received on the Pilot Programme (May 2019 – March 2020), 20 November, 2020.

    4. Facilitation of Life Skills in Child Care Institutions in time of COVID-19 and Beyond – A Handbook for Staff and Volunteers, September 2020

    Sexual Violence, Laws and Response

    1. Swagata Raha, “Criminalizing Adolescent Sexuality – The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Rights of Adolescents”, The P39A Criminal Law Blog, 4 March 2021, available at https://p39ablog.com/2021/03/04/criminalizing-adolescent-sexuality-the-protection-of-children-from-sexual-offences-act-and-the-rights-of-adolescents/

    2. COVID-19 and Child Survivors of Sexual Offences – A Rapid Assessment Study examining the economic, social and psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child survivors of sexual offences and their families and on the ongoing trials. Supported by Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative. December 2020.

    3. Sexual-Assault-Quick-Guide-Book – based on Guidelines and Protocols Medico-legal care for Survivor/Victims of Sexual Violence by MoHFW, Government of India is a part of the SAFE-Kit (Sexual Assault Medical Management & Forensic Examination Guide) created by Enfold Proactive Health Trust. July 2018.

    Book Chapter

    Swagata Raha, “Pathways and Possibilities for Restorative Justice in India’s Juvenile Justice System“, pp. 269-297 in Verma & Eusebius, eds., Juvenile Justice Law in India: A Critical Study, National Judicial Academy (2020).

Articles/ Research Papers

Articles

Swagata Raha, “Criminalizing Adolescent Sexuality – The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Rights of Adolescents“, The P39A Criminal Law Blog, 4 March 2021

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

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

Research Papers

Personal Safety and Sexuality Education for Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Associated Conditions in Inclusive Settings. Authors Dr Sangeeta Saksena & Renu Singh. Presented by Ms Renu Singh at The National conference on Inclusive Education, Organised by TISS, Mumbai, Association for people with disabilities ( APD) Bangalore and Brotherhood Delhi at Bangalore, on 5th -7th Dec 2019.

Need for Safety and Sexuality Education for Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Associated Conditions in Inclusive Settings. Authors Dr Sangeeta Saksena & Renu Singh. Presentation by Ms Renu Singh at International Conference on “Reflecting on Successes and Barriers in Implementing Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs (CwSN) in India” Organised by Pondicherry University and NIEPMD, Chennai at Pondicherry University, 28th March 2019.

Empowering Caregivers and Trainers to Teach Personal Safety, Sexuality Etiquettes and Reproductive Care. Authors Dr Sangeeta Saksena & Renu Singh. Presented by Dr Sangeeta Saksena at the National Conference on Disability, Gender and Violence organised by The Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi, 25, 26 Feb 2019

Personal Safety, Sexuality Etiquette and Reproductive Care Education for Children with Intellectual Disability, Auditory and Visual Impairments. Authors Dr Sangeeta Saksena & Renu Singh. Presented by Ms Renu Singh at the National Conference on Disability Rights and Status in India–Policy & Program for PWDs at Pondicherry University. Organised by Pondicherry University and NIEPMD, Chennai on 7th, 8th February 2019

Medical Services in Sexual Abuse Cases in India – Strengths and Weaknesses: Presentation by Kushi Kushalappa, at Child Protection in the Changing World, International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect organized by ISPCAN, Prague September 2-5 2018

Creating Systems to Respond to Children who Report Sexual Violence in an Evolving Criminal Justice System in India: Paper presented by Kushi Kushalappa at Child Protection in the Changing World, International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, organized by ISPCAN, Prague September 2-5 2018

Developing Culturally Appropriate Materials in India to Help Children with Intellectual Developmental Delay Learn Personal Safety and Sexuality Etiquette. Authors: Dr Sangeeta Saksena, Ms Renu Singh. Oral Presentation by Dr sangeeta Saksena, International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, organized by ISPCAN, Prague September 2-5 2018

Creating Material for Inclusive Education in Personal Safety and Sexuality Etiquette -Focus on Children with Intellectual Developmental Delay Authors Dr Sangeeta Saksena & Renu Singh. Presented by Renu Singh at The National Conference on Inclusive Education, organised by Thapar Institute of Technology Patiala, Tata Institute of Social Sciences ( TISS) Mumbai and Brotherhood- New at Thapar Institute for Technology, Patiala the16-18f August 2018.

Creating Material for Inclusive Education in Personal Safety and Sexuality Etiquette – Focus on Children with Intellectual Developmental Delay authors Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Ms Renu Singh, presented at the International Conference on Inclusive Education at TISS, Mumbai, 22- 24 January 2018

Inclusive Education in Personal Safety and Sexuality Etiquette for Children with Intellectual Disability – Challenges and Way Forward by Dr Sangeeta Saksena at the National Conference on Learning Together – Inclusive Schooling – Delhi, 2-4th November 2017

Creating a Toolkit to help Children with Intellectual Disability Learn Personal Safety and Sexuality Etiquette – a firsthand experience. Author Dr Sangeeta Saksena. Presented at the National Conference on Inclusive Education 23-25 January, 2017 at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Where the Shoe Pinches – Analysis of a Peer Education System by Dr Shaibya Saldanha at APCCAN _IX, New Delhi International conference Oct 2011

Can School Workbooks Be Used as a Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse by Dr Sangeeta Saksena at APCCAN _IX, New Delhi International conference Oct 2011

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. Author Dr Sangeeta Saksena and Shaibya Saldanha. Presented by Dr Sangeeta Saksena at the International Cnference on Life Skills at Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Youth Development, Sriperumbadur, Chennai 9th Dec 2010

Speaker, Dr Saksena on Gender and Sexuality at International Conference on Counseling and Psychotherapy at Montfort College, Bangalore 8-10 Jan 2008

Poster presentation on Discussing Human Sexuality and Health Issues with School Children and Young Adults – a three year experience, presented by Dr Sangeeta Saksena at Christ College, Bangalore

Evolving and implementing 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 Información Científica, April 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 available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12785289/