Handbook for Social Workers Handling Children and Adolescents in Distress
This handbook is a compilation of handouts created for ready reference of social workers attending the three-phase training in Primary Skills in Counselling. This is supported by Terre des hommes Foundation, Lausanne and developed by Samikshani. Written in simple language these handouts are meant to support the experiential training that the social workers are participating in. The handbook has a thematic progression from a basic orientation about mental health to an understanding of child and adolescent psychology, from some basic skill development in counselling, to developing specific skills in handling trauma survivors, culminating in mental health care needs of social workers themselves. Thus, it traverses a full circle from what is mental health to a checklist to ascertain the mental well-being of the social worker. The document is available in both English and Bangla.