The Sourcebook introduces the theoretical and ideological foundation and methodological basis of Rights-based Direct Practice with Children. It starts with the methodology of participatory group workshops to facilitate learning of the content. The content draws linkages among the foundation of life skills; psychosocial, sociological and critical theories of childhood; and child rights values, categories and principles; with the approaches, methods and skills of direct practice with children. The book takes examples from India but makes significant contribution to training and reference material for child rights teachers, trainers, facilitators and field workers, across the world, especially in the developing countries.
1.The Methodology of Participatory Group Workshops.- Part 1: Foundation of Life Skills Development 2. Self-Empowerment.- 3. Proactive Thinking Skills.- 4. Emotional Intelligence.- 5. Sensitive Interpersonal Communication Skills.- 6. Collaborative Interpersonal Relationship Skills.- Part 2: Theories of Childhood and Rights-based Direct Practice with Children 7. Psychosocial Theories of Development in Childhood and Adolescence.- 8. Sociological Theories of Family and Childhood Diversity in the Environmental Context.- 9. Critical Theories of Deconstruction of Problems in Childhood.- 10. Child Rights History, Ideology, Categories, Principles and Service Delivery Approach.- 11. Child Rights-based Engagement with Children.- 12.Child Rights-based Parenting Education.
CRY had commissioned Dr. Murli Desai, MA and Ph.D. in Social Work, and former Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, to prepare a Series of four Sourcebooks on Rights-Based Direct Practice with Children. Dr. Desai has prepared two of the Sourcebooks by adapting, updating and adding chapters to her book A Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-Being in Childhood, published by Springer, in 2010. Other two sourcebooks are newly prepared by her with a co-author. She has drawn from a comprehensive international literature review; curriculum planning and teaching courses on child development, child welfare and child rights in the United States, India and Singapore; consultancy projects with Governments of India, Tamil Nadu and Goa and with international organisations such as UNICEF, Child Protection Working Group and Save the Children; collaboration with voluntary organisations such as Butterflies and Child Rights in Goa; teacher training in schools; and experience of conducting and facilitating workshops for adolescents.
Provides comprehensive training and reference material, linking theories, rights and methods of direct practice with children
Provides multidisciplinary concepts and theories on the theme and sub-themes, as well as a range of activities and tools based on these, for facilitation of learning
Most of the activities are piloted in the field by CRY Master Trainers and then revised for the Sourcebook