Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Awareness program on Understanding Adolescents, Physical and Psychological Changes, Drug Abuse, AIDS Awareness

Satsang Vidyalaya with support from Satsang Swasthya Kendra conducted an awareness program on Understanding Adolescents, Physical and Psychological Changes, Drug Abuse, AIDS Awareness. We invited parents of our students to attend the program.

Read on as we share pictures and information from the program!

We had a solid team working on this project. Our Director, along with one of our teachers ably supported by Dr. Priyamvada of the Satsang Swasthya Kendra.

The topics of drug abuse, aids awareness, and changes to teens as they grow up are important areas to consider for any school. Our team of academics at Satsang Vidyalaya, along with Dr Priyamvada of the Satsang Swasthya Kendra thought up this brilliant initiative of a program - specially aimed at Parents of our students and helping them understand these tough topics.

The aim of the program was to educate parents. Parents have to get to know their kids all over again as their children grow from being 10 year old's to their teens.

There was a ton of prep-work we had to do for this program. For starters, this was the first time we were doing it! We researched material from the web and talked to our peers. It was back breaking work - which we're sure will pay off!

More than boys, its the girls in our society who face the rougher ends of the stick when it comes to physiological changes when growing up. We were happy to have a lot of mothers in attendance!

As some of these mothers (and parents) grew up, they never got the kind of attention their kids are getting now at Satsang Vidyalaya.

This is our first ever program on topics such as these - and we were wondering if any of the parents would attend at all, considering the sensitivity of the topics we were touching. We couldn't have been happier with the full house!

We had a whole bunch of topics to cover that day - right from understanding their children's behavior patterns and how to address them, to correlating psychological and physiological changes, to aids awareness and drug abuse.

It was an interactive session and we certainly managed to get a few laughs in. Helps when talking about sensitive topics - however important they are.

An idea for our next program? Make it a workshop, complete with practical ideas and solutions to tackle situations with kids at home.

Programs like these work best with small batches attending in controlled environments. We couldn't have been more happier with the way our program was received by parents of our kids. It was an absolute success and we have more such programs coming up for the rest of the parents at our school.


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