Psychosocial Counselling for Adolescent Girls in Schools


From 2008-09 onwards in the State the Kishori Shakti Yojana has been redesigned for addressing the various issues such as physical and psycho-social needs of adolescent school girls.

School Health clinic/counseling programme was launched by the Directorate of Social Justice and is being implemented in 163 selected schools where more girls are studying under 163 ICDS project area through ICDS network. The service of a full time expert and qualified lady counselor is engaged for providing counseling/guidance support to Adolescent school girls.

Health check up and related activities were also implemented in co-ordination with other departments such as Health, Education and Local self Government Institutions. Four days basic training on Adolescent counseling was imparted to the school counselors and one day orientation programme was imparted to the Head masters and Higher Secondary School principals of the selected 163 schools where school counseling programme is going on. The programme will be extended to 200 other schools during the year 2009-10.

Target Group

Adolescence

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