AAPTI : An Avenue for psychosocial and Therapeutic Interventions - Mumbai Chapter
Inclusive Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Program in Bhivandi
continues to work with the most marginalized survivors and affected families. Policy advocacy and networking of survivors are the key focus of long term interventions
Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE, TISS) with support from UNICEF, India have launched a 21st Century Professional Development programme for Teacher Educators and Teachers on ‘Constructive Teaching & Learning with Technology’. The programme is being implemented in 10 Indian states, in collaboration with respective state governments, with the aim to equip educators with skills to leverage technology for enhanced education delivery inside and outside the classroom.
The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), is a collaborative project working to strengthen the ecosystem for quality in education in India. CLIx is a multi-state, multi-partner initiative seeded by the Tata Trusts, and led in phase 1(2015-2020) by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, INDIA (TISS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (MIT). CLIx is now in phase 2 of its journey and the Tata Trusts continue to be our anchor partner in this new phase. CLIx aims to improve teaching, teacher professional development and student learning through the use of ICT-enabled Open Education Resources (OER), and thoughtful use of interactive technologies. Driven by the Tata Trusts’ commitment to serving disadvantaged communities in India, CLIx draws on MIT’s leadership in platform-based, blended-learning and interactive technologies in education, and TISS’ experience of impactful field action programs for underserved and marginalized communities in school and teacher education to ensure equitable access to educational technology and opportunities to improve learning outcomes. CLIx won the prestigious 2017 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education for its outstanding contribution to the theme “Use of ICT to Increase Access to Quality Education’’. In 2019, CLIx was awarded the Open Education Consortium’s OER Collaboration Award for Excellence.
To offer scalable and sustainable quality teaching and learning experiences for English, mathematics and science with values and hands on learning, enabled through technology, to strengthen the foundational competencies and confidence of students and teachers, critical to their success in the 21st century.
A field intervention based fellowship offered to the alumni of the School of Law and the School of Social Work, TISS. The core idea behind this initiative has been to encourage new areas of work, especially where there is a dearth of trained human service professionals, and to demonstrate the scope and potential of working on critical issues.
TISS provides academic support to DIETs in Karnataka to emerge as vibrant educational resource centres, and effectively implement the DIET's programmes and build teacher educators capacity through the post graduate certificate programme – Contemporary Education Perspectives.
District Level Support on Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for Telangana State
To update policy level information on food security schemes through regular interaction with the state executive machinery
A TISS Initiative for
Inclusion & Accessibility:
Students with Disabilities
in Higher Education
iCALL - Initiating Concern for All, is a pioneering and an empowering mental health project which was started in 2012 by School of Human Ecology, TISS - Mumbai. iCALL endeavours to provide professional and free counseling via telephone, email and chat to anyone in need of emotional support, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation or race, and transcending geographical distances while ensuring confidentiality.
Inclusive Community Based Rehabilitation” (iCBR) project began through a fellowship program instituted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences during its Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2011 wherein fellowships were provided to graduated students to support them in undertaking innovative interventions in the field. Thereafter in 2013 it became a field action project of the Centre for Disability Studies and Action which is aimed at addressing the social issues of access to quality health care, inclusive education and sustainable livelihood for people with disabilities residing in marginalized urban and rural communities.
an initiative of the Tata
Trusts in eighteen mostly rural locations in Eastern and Northern
India that had reached over 17,000 underserved children by 2015 and
continues to grow.
to do village level rapid initial assessment, planning for longterm intervention & participate in response work
TISS Initiative on Homelessness and Destitution
Our vision is to have a society that is just and equal where poverty is not criminalised.
Koshish addresses the inter-related issues of beggary, destitution and homelessness through a combination of measures, pitched at varying levels of providing support for basic and immediate needs, facilitating linkages towards gainful and decent work and advocacy for integration into mainstream structures. We are also engaged in developing meaningful policy for securing rightful entitlements for the homeless and destitute population.
Criminology, justice, destitution,
To work as a bridge between affected community and administration to raise address issues of concern in relief and rehabilitation through documentation
Multi Stake Holder Partnership/ Inter Agency Group for Disaster Management in Maharashtra Discription
Mumbai Education Research Innovation and Training (MERIT) Society
work towards ensuring that every child and adolescent has access to mental health services, within a sensitive and conducive environment with full participation of the various social systems
Elearning for Community Technology ( ELeCT) modules offered at the Mpower CLIx learning lab through i2c are age, gender, culture and school-class agnostic. Duration and training modalities designed to be open, blended and flexible to fits into the life routines of people from Mward community.
Promotion of national and emotional integration through voluntary service on Gandhian lines and to conduct activities and programmes for the welfare and all round development of the people of Nagaland and the North East India.
Develop skills, competency and knowledge of students to intervene in an equal and sustainable manner in the social and economic development of people.
Foster socially conscientious students grounded in respect for people and concerned about the welfare of others.
Gain a Certificate/Diploma in a specific career oriented domain in addition to receiving a Degree in the field of study.
was initiated in response to the April 2015 Earthquake.
Post earthquake intervention in Nepal
Community based project that addresses social and economic determinants of health in the tribal padas around Aghai Panchayat.
Prayas is a social work demonstration project of the Center for Criminology and Justice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, established in 1990. Prayas focus is on service delivery, networking, training, research and documentation, and policy change with respect to the custodial/institutional rights and rehabilitation of socio-economically vulnerable individuals and groups. To this end, permission to visit criminal justice or custodial institutions and interact with persons detained or confined in police stations, prisons and government residential institutions in Maharashtra and Gujarat has been obtained from the Departments of Prisons and Women and Child Development.
The overall objective of the project Chunauti is to ‘Strengthen systems for the care and rehabilitation of mentally challenged children, and to create a model of rehabilitation.
Rahbar (guide or companion in Urdu) was established in 2019 under the aegis of the School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences as a platform for promoting training and supervision for mental health practice in India.
The RCI-VAW was started in the year 2008 under the Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families, School of Social Work. The experience of engaging with survivors of violence, through Special Cell for Women and Children led the faculty of the Institute to realize the need for Centre which would steadily engage with the issue of Violence against Women. The RCI-VAW nurtures effective interventions with different stakeholders through training and research to enable deeper understanding of the issue and interventions to stop Violence against Women.
works on issues relating with children with a special focus on Juveniles in Conflict with Law (JCL), and contextualizing them within the child protection arena
Centre for Science, Technology & Society, School of Habitat Studies, TISS, Mumbai
Sakhi One Stop Center is centrally sponsored scheme intended to provide rescue and referral services to the women affected by violence in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace. One Stop Centre (OSC) is an Initiative of the Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, and at State level the Department of Women and Child Development Government of Telangana is responsible for overall support, supervision, direction and implementation of the scheme.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad campus as the knowledge partner entrusted with the overall responsibility of training, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of the Sakhi One Stop Center Project implementing in 33 Districts of Telangana.
Saksham has three major grants in the area of HIV & TB counselling, capacity building and community engagement.
The School Initiatives for Mental Health Advocacy (SIMHA) was launched on April 07th, 2017 to promote the well-being of young people in educational systems.
To experiment and demonstrate the impact of social determinants of health on the health status of the urban poor
effort aimed at eliminating violence against women (VAW). It is a service provided to women survivors by trained social workers, strategically located in the police system with a clear understanding that VAW is a crime and that it is the responsibility of the State to prevent and counter it.
TISS’s off-campus, Hyderabad is the knowledge partner of the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Telangana to set up under the scheme of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW).
Facilitating growth and well-being among
individuals, couples and families approaching court settings for their
Vision: Towards creating self-reliant NT-DNT and marginalized communities and the fulfillment of their fundamental rights, to create an equitable, inclusive, productive, healthy, educated, informed and dignified society by addressing inequalities in education, health and livelihood by enhancing knowledge, information, skills of the community and by effective advocacy.
conceptualized as a community based recovery model for women recovering from mental disorders. At the core, the project addresses issues of Self, Shelter and Livelihoods.
TEMP is a 2 year masters programme offered by TISS, designed for teacher educators in collaboration with the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan & Teacher Educator Dept, Govt of Afghanistan.
The Technology Enabled Learning for Teachers & Adolescents for the 21st century (TELTA 21) project aims to capacitate teachers and adolescents from the government schools in Mumbai to adapt technologies for deep, connected, and authentic learning so that they can improve their own and their communities' lives.
A field action project started in June 2022 “TISS- Balaji Foundation Fellowship Program” anchored by the Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai, to encourage and nurture TISS Social Work alumni to explore fresh ideas in the field of Criminal Justice anywhere in India. It is a two-year intervention-based Fellowship. The idea behind the Fellowships is to encourage social work alumni to engage in the field of criminal justice, with a focus on vulnerable/marginalised populations towards protection of their legal rights and/or rehabilitation.
Legal Service for Marginalized & Vulnerable People in Society
TISS-Tata Motors Fellowship for Development Practice
World Bank has commissioned a research study on ‘Traffcicking in Persons: Addressing Women and Children’s Risk from Enhanced Regional Connectivity in Assam and Mizoram’ to Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, to assess the risks associated with safety and security of women and children, arising out of improved connectivity and labour influx. The task also includes developing tools for assessment and capacity building of project team and other key stakeholders. The scope of the study is confined to the on-going World Bank funded projects in Assam and Mizoram.
To enhance the human development in the ward through concerted outcome based interventions in health, education, livelihood and housing
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