WITH FOCUS ON ESTABLISHING ROBUST, SUSTAINABLE PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS WHILE INCORPORATING GENDER NUANCES.
Data collection ongoing
The research is being conducted in four districts of Chhattisgarh (Kanker, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Sukma). The objective of the study is to understand the existing systems in place that work with children affected by violence and evaluate the need for psychosocial care while including a gender lens.
Various stakeholders working with children such as superintendents of hostels, teachers, doctors/nurses working in the district hospital, officials from the tribal welfare department, and representatives from the district management will be interviewed. Using a mixed-methodology approach, a questionnaire has been developed and translated into Hindi.
Findings from the study will help direct and focus the work done by Manas Foundation in Chhattisgarh, ensuring that fundamental psychosocial needs of the children are fulfilled.