The steady increase in the identification of psychological difficulties faced by school children shows us the need to ensure their psychosocial well-being through an active collaboration between schools and mental health practitioners. Therefore, we must make sure that we identify, evaluate and intervene when problems related to developmental delays, academic difficulties, peer pressure self-esteem and emotional functioning arise.
Here, we conduct interactive talks and workshops for students, teachers and parents, designed to address concerns around child and adolescent mental health. These workshops are geared towards enabling positive parenting, effective teaching and providing stronger coping skills to children and adolescents. Some of our previous workshops have been on topics such as effective classroom management, identification and intervention of children with psychological disorders and life-skills training with students. As a part of this initiative, we run the following specialized programmes:
The Fortis Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme is a peer training programme designed to impart life skills education to students. The programme utilizes intensive and interactive workshops – training students from schools in an experiential learning format. These students then become positive role models for their peers so as to help other children learn healthier forms of behavior. The Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme encompasses the following five modules:
Study and Exam Skills
Risk Behaviour Management
The Fortis Prosocial Peer Moderator Program has been running since 2012. Conducted quarterly, the program through the train-the-trainer format has touched the lives of over 75,000 students till date.
The Fortis School Counsellor Forum provides a platform for practicing school counsellors to come together and voice their opinions, learn from the experiences of others and remain apprised of the latest advancements in the field.
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Topics covered –
Study and Exam Skills
Clinical Management of Behavioural Problems
Depression in School Aged Children
Suicide Prevention Amongst School Aged Children
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children
Disruptive Behaviour Disorder
Positive Behaviour Support
Learning Disability: What Psychoeducational assessments do not tell us
Therapeutic Case Discussions
Anorexia and Bulimia- Silent Epidemics
Nurturing Positive Self Esteem
Assertiveness Training for Children with Social Anxiety Disorder
Emotional Regulation Skills for Self Harm and Impulsive Behaviours
Problem Solving Skills for Dealing with Challenging Behaviours: A Collaborative Solutions Approach
Substance Abuse in School-Aged Children: A toolkit for Counsellors
Developing Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Approach
Workshops and seminars are regularly conducted for students, teachers and parents which are free of cost for schools. Topics range across various areas pertaining to mental health, life skills and well-being.
Prioritizing children’s needs and concerns, the Fortis Green Channel Program is designed to ensure early assessment, reporting of results and intervention for children and adolescents with a direct feedback loop with schools.
The helpline for students and parents has been running successfully since 2013. The helpline has been created to help students and their parents develop effective skills for study and exams, coping with pressure, taking care of their emotional health and well-being, managing relationships, to name a few.
Details: Monday – Sunday (9am – 5pm)
Number - +918376804102