Sensitization Programs (SP) are conducted to create general awareness on youth issues and about the available services under the program Yuva Spandana.
Who will conduct Yuva Spandana SP?
Whom does Yuva Parivarthakas conduct SP for?
Students, Teachers, Parents, Asha Workers, Anganwadi Workers, Youth Groups, Health Workers, NGO’s, SHG’s and Community.
Why does Yuva Parivarthakas conduct a Sensitisation program?
- To sensitize youth and their families about the issues affecting youth.
- To sensitize about the availability of Yuva Spandana Kendras to support youth with any issues.
What happens after sensitization programs?
Mobilization of youth and their families to seek support and guidance at YSK across Karnataka.
Where does Yuva Parivarthakas conduct SP?
Yuva Parivarthakas conduct SP across district i.e, in schools, colleges, institutes, organizations, communities, and other places of youth gatherings.
In-Person Support & Counselling Services:
Guidance, support, and counseling services will be provided at District Yuva Spandana Kendra (YSK).
Who can avail support/guidance?
Youth or any others related to youth can avail guidance or support.
Who will provide support/guidance?
Trained from NIMHANS, Yuva Samalochakas(YS) will provide support/guidance.
What will happen when we come to Yuva Spandana Kendras?
The YSs identify the issue of the beneficiary; introspect on whether they can manage the issue. If YSs are unable to manage the client, an appropriate referral utilizing the digitized resource mapping directory is provided. All clients visiting YSKs would be followed up regularly and reviewed by the YSs during follow-up. During follow-up, the YSs will assess the status of the issue (improved, resolved, worsened, no change) and facilitate further guidance as appropriate.
Youth having any issues or others having issues related to youth can avail telephonic guidance/support services from YSKs. Trained Yuva Samalochakas provide requisite telephonic guidance/support. The Yuva Samalochakas identify the issue of the beneficiary/client; introspect on whether they can manage the issue in telephonic guidance. If Yuva Samalochakas are unable to manage the client, an appropriate referral utilizing the digitized resource mapping directory is provided.
All clients availing telephonic guidance or support services at Yuva Spandana Kendras would be followed up regularly and reviewed by the Yuva Samalochakas during follow-up. During follow-up, the Yuva Samalochakas will assess the status of the issue (improved, resolved, worsened, no change) and facilitate further telephonic or in-person guidance as appropriate.
All the cases attending Yuva Spandana Kendras may not be able to guided by Yuva Samalochakas at the center. Hence, they refer clients to appropriate resource centers/individuals where such support is available to the client. Each case guided at Yuva Spandana Kendras would be followed up rigorously to ensure positive progress in the case. During every visit, all cases are provided with a date of follow-up based on the requirement and convenience of the client.
As part of the follow-up, Yuva Samalochakas take consent from the client to make a confirmation phone call 2 days prior to the fixed date of appointment. On every visit, Yuva Samalochaka reflects on himself/herself that whether s/he can manage the case. If she/he finds it difficult to manage at YSK then an appropriate referral would be made, and further, the date of follow-up is provided.
Resource mapping is the directory of information about organizations and professionals providing different services for various issues amongst youth within the district. These resources are mapped by Yuva Parivarthakas (YP)/Yuva Samalochakas(YS) and Field Liaison Officer (FLO)s based on need. These resources are included in a digitized resource mapping directory. These resources are utilized whenever required depending on the client’s need. Appropriate referrals for clients in need will be provided utilizing this digitized resource mapping directory.
Resource mapping on a case-by-case basis:
As of now, we have resource mapped around 3,600 organizations/individuals across Karnataka. All the resources mapped are related to the 6 issues (Education and career, Health and Lifestyle, Relationships, Personality development, Gender, sex, and sexuality & Safety Issues) which are addressed under the program Yuva Spandana. It is true that some clients attending YSKs report to have some issue/problem for which we do not have resources. Resource mapping is conducted to pool such resources.
In this regard, Yuva Samalochakas note down the type of resource/s that needs to be mapped on a case-by-case basis and communicate FLOs immediately. FLOs discuss the same with Field Coordinators (FC) and provide a plan to map specific resources to YPs during the subsequent monthly plans. Further, the M&E officer looks into the resources and guide FCs to get resources specific to 6 issues addressed under the program Yuva Spandana.
A crisis is a situation that is intensely difficult or dangerous for the client or his/her family/friends/to handle/manage. It may require an important or difficult decision to be made. In the phase of potentially stressful situations, an individual may experience a personal crisis. Some events that can precipitate personal crisis are the death of a loved one, failure in examination, domestic violence, sudden financial loss, loss of job, etc. During a personal crisis, an individual may start feeling overwhelmed. The client may show one or more of the following reactions during a crisis:
- Experience Loss of Control
- Feel Lonely and Unsupported
- Feel Hopelessness
- Feel Suicidal
- Experience Restlessness
- Raised Heart Beat
- Shaky Hands
- Reduced Sleep
- Decreased Need for Food
- Suicidal Thoughts
During such situations, individuals tend to feel very disturbed and vulnerable to taking an extreme step in their life. Hence, it is recommended to conduct a risk assessment for every client irrespective of whether they express the above feelings or experiences.
If there is any crisis that you’re going through and not able to manage, kindly contact us.
Different types of training programs & Workshops are conducted under the program Yuva Spandana. Types of Trainings:
- YP Basic training
- YP Refresher training
- YS Basic training
- YS Refresher training
- Core Team training
- Special customised training
- Life skills training
Kindly look into our training section for more details.
Personality is the form of both physical and psychological characteristics of an individual. The personality features may change due to internal and external situational demands. Hence, personality is adaptive to situations. Once we are able to characterize someone’s personality, we can predict how that individual behaves in various situations/circumstances. Having an understanding of the ‘Personality’ of individuals will allow us to deal with people in realistic & acceptable ways.
For example, when there is a friend or colleague of us who does not like orders, the most effective way to deal with that friend or colleague will be not to give any orders instead talking warmly with them and get the things done; similarly, the one who has feelings of inferiority needs to be treated differently from the one who is self-confident. And also if any youth who required support to develop their personalities or if they have any issues related to personality may visit Yuva Spandana Kendra of their respective districts to get further guidance.