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Comprehensive Mental Health Education (CMHE) - Jharkhand

PROJECT DETAILS

CMHE addresses mental health challenges among the students of primary and upper primary schools through training and handholding support to teachers and education officers. In particular, the project addresses the following challenges faced by the teachers and students: capacity gap in the teachers and education officers in terms of identifying the children with mental health issues and needs, regular attendance, inclusive approach, effective learning, and continued education of the children. After extensive research and project development since 2013, CMHE was formally introduced to government schools in August 2016 as a pilot project in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. More than 90 per cent participants rated the CMHE project as Excellent, and many expressed their indebtedness to SAS, describing it as eye opener and helping to rediscover corners of kindness. Findings from the pilot project are as follows: teacher training success rate remained 90 per cent, as out of 253 stude...
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CMHE addresses mental health challenges among the students of primary and upper primary schools through training and handholding support to teachers and education officers. In particular, the project addresses the following challenges faced by the teachers and students: capacity gap in the teachers and education officers in terms of identifying the children with mental health issues and needs, regular attendance, inclusive approach, effective learning, and continued education of the children. After extensive research and project development since 2013, CMHE was formally introduced to government schools in August 2016 as a pilot project in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. More than 90 per cent participants rated the CMHE project as Excellent, and many expressed their indebtedness to SAS, describing it as eye opener and helping to rediscover corners of kindness. Findings from the pilot project are as follows: teacher training success rate remained 90 per cent, as out of 253 students reported by teachers as possibly having a neurodevelopment disorder, 227 cases were found to be correct on assessment by clinical psychologists. Eighty per cent cases identi?ed by the teachers were of borderline or mild to moderate intellectual disability, requiring immediate attention. Many of the children with neurodevelopment disorders had a family history of cannabis, alcohol, and other substance abuse or addictions. In 2017, the project is in full swing in Uttarakhand, Puducherry and Jharkhand. In Jharkhand, as of December 2017, more than 40 education officers of under Ranchi district sensitised and actively engaged in the program. More than 2000 teachers of 453 government schools better prepared to create and manage inclusive classrooms. 700 possible cases of children with neurodevelopment disorders identified by teachers. Of these, 50 students screened by psychologists and 45 con rmed as CWSN. (Showing 90percent success rate of the trainings). All 45 confirmed cases provided disability certificates by Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Science (RINPAS).
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FACTS

  • To be started
  • 19/06/2017
  • 60 months
  • 0.00 lakhs
    • No of teachers trained in each phase No of parents senisitsed No of teachers who have submitted fi... Read more
    • No of teachers trained in each phase No of parents senisitsed No of teachers who have submitted filled-in formats for identification of CWSN No of filled-in forms submitted for cases screened as CWSN No of cases accepted for diagnosis after the session of Assessment Percentage of teachers who had corrected screened, showing the level of learning for preliminary identification No of cases confirmed as CWSN after the stage of Diagnosis by the team of Psychologists No of special educators and psychologists engaged for remedial classes No of schools having regular teachers trained as special teachers No of CWSNs who have improved their attendance after remedial classes Enrolment rate of CWSNs Show less
  • Jharkhand
  • Teacher
  • CSR Funding, State Partnership
  • N/A

THEORY OF CHANGE

Theory of change document

CMHE has a deep rooted approach and addresses the core issues for retaining children with hidden neurodevelopment disabilities in government schools through the following ways: - Sensitize and educate government school teachers (from class I to VIII), to identify students with neurodevelopment disabilities in their own classrooms. The first step ...
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CMHE has a deep rooted approach and addresses the core issues for retaining children with hidden neurodevelopment disabilities in government schools through the following ways: - Sensitize and educate government school teachers (from class I to VIII), to identify students with neurodevelopment disabilities in their own classrooms. The first step to make inclusive learning a reality starts from the very roots-the educators. CMHE workshops and trainings, based on empathy and sensitivity help regular school teachers understand why it is important for these children to complete their education. Very often, students labelled as ‘delinquents’, ‘naughty’, or ‘disturbing elements’ may actually be suffering from a learning disability. Teachers are sensitised and educated to deal with such students with empathy and sensitivity. The focus is on changing their attitude towards CWSN. - Reduce dependence on special educators and resource teachers During the workshops, teachers are equipped with easy checklists to help them document symptoms of neurodevelopment disorders in a child in their own classrooms. - Increase awareness and positive mindset towards mental health issues While CWSN has been a topic of discussion, however they are also seen as taboo in our society. In CMHE we provide speci c directions to the key stakeholders (education of cers, teachers and parents) on practicing ‘empathy’ and ‘sensitivity’ towards these children.
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