Counselling Centre – Origins and Functions
the instance of the Central Social Welfare Board,
objective of the centre are as follows.
Enhancement of the quality of life, that delicate adaptive balance
between human beings and their ecological environment.
To Strengthen and supplement family life where particulars needs
To provide rehabilitative situations when the individuals family
adaptive capacities are weakened or lacking.
To prepare individuals and families for meeting a spectrum of
developmental life tasks through services aimed at preventing problems
crisis, strengthening family coping skills and developing accessible
Centre is functioning at the office of the Superintendent of Police
the family Counseling Centre one Counselor -in-charge, 2 Counsallors, a
typist and a peon are working.
of the work
the cases represented before us for help.
Counseling means helping an individual to help himself/herself.
adopt various techniques and methods while helping the clients such as
behaviour modification techniques, cognitive restructuring environmental
modifications referred services, collateral contacts, etc.
the client approaches (they are either referred by Madhar Sangams, NGOC,
Police, direct contact) the centre, the Counselor elicit the problem and
given counseling to the client. Than
the Counter client called through latter.
Three letters are sent. If
the counter client does not respond for the three letters, then the Police
help is sort in bringing the counter client.
If the counter client is in Tamilnadu, the cases are referred to
the nearby center.
/ HOME & FOLLOW-UP VISITS
field visits are being met by the counselors in order to mobilize Public
opinion about the clients and their family if necessary. Home visits are
made to follow-up the old clients.
Counselors organized awareness meetings periodically in Urban and Rural
areas to publicize the services of family
Voluntary action Bureau counselor inspect the Family Counseling Centre
once in six months. Apart from
this, regular inspections she also visit the center when necessary.
Secretary visit the centre every month and gives his valuable suggestions
in the proper maintenance records and registers.
the Center Social Welfare Advisory Board has appointed the Madras School
of Social work as nodal Agency to evaluate the service of Family
from this, the Local Ministers, MLA’s, the Central Social Welfare Board,
Chairperson, Executive Director, Deputy Directors also visit the Center
and give their valuable suggestions.
Counselor are deputed to Mangalam Society and are extending their
counselling Services to the Villagers where Mangalam Project
Counselor are also asked to give counseling to the clients of family Court
before they are tried in the
are about Four family counseling Centre in Puducherry. Periodical meeting
for the counselor are being organized by the State Social Welfare Advisory
Board to strengthen and supplement this skirls of the counselors.
Counselors attend periodically the refresher training which is being
organized by the Central Social Welfare Board.
The counselors are kept informed of the latest developments in
Sub Inspector of All Women Police Station is very helpful in assisting
while dealing difficult cases.
involved in Case Work & Counseling
Initial contacts and requests for help by clients and
relatives giving information.
Clarifying the information.
Establishing good rapport with the client and relatives.
Fact finding by series of interviews
Recording of cases
Assessment of the problem
Deciding along with client in the rehabilitation process.
Combined enquiry along with counter clients (if necessary)
Referral to other organizations – Governmental and
non-Governmental – if necessary.
Home visit (to mobilize public opinion, to study the
interaction pattern to study the socio-economic status of the family)
Collateral visits to make use of community services.
Periodical follow –up of cases by visits.
Periodical follow up cases by correspondence.
and Referral services
Home place for women
Referral to working women hostel
Hostel placement for destitute children
Sponsorship for children (Educational help)
Medical service and treatment
Referral to legal aid
Tapping the services available in the government welfare
well being of the person and family welfare is emphasized.
COUNSELLING CENTRE IS FOLLOWING A “
Counselors organize awareness meetings periodically in urban and rural
areas to publicize the services of Family Counselling Centre.
Meetings are being organized in co-ordination with Governmental and
/ SEMINARS & PANEL DISCUSSION
The Counselors are deputed to attend/workshop, Seminars and Panel discussions organized by the Governmental and Non-Governmental organization.
Counselors are given refresher training by the
The Counselors are deputed to Mangalam Society and are extending their counselling services to the villages where Mangalam Project is implemented.
Counselor of Voluntary Action Bureau inspects the Family counseling Centre
once in six months. Apart from
this regular inspection, he also visits the centre when necessary.