HYDERABAD: To sensitise the counsellors on child sexual abuse, the role, response and responsibility of parents and teachers, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) police conducted a one-day workshop for 115 counsellors of schools at Federation of AP Chambers of Commerce & Industries building at Red Hills, Nampally on Sunday. Inspector General of Police (CID) Charu Sinha took the initiative to hold the training workshop.
The workshop highlighted the problems and unreported instances of child sex abuse (CSA) and the need for immediate response and social, psychological redress. The next step would be to involve school managements and principals to create awareness about the seriousness of the issue and legal aspects too.
This session was to train a core group of trainers who, in turn, will train other school counsellors and spread awareness amongst parents and children. A network of counsellors is being created to knit all the counsellors together, giving them a platform to share knowledge and experience and enable them to intervene for the children.
Kanti Rana Tata, SP, CID Telangana, Asiya Shervani, consultant child counsellor, Padmaja Penmesta, live coach and trainer consultant of child counselling, Isidore Phillips, director of Divya Disha, an NGO, were present.