PANAJI: “Peers are an agent of socialization in early childhood and are a big influence in behaviour, style, life choices and much more,” said Nidhin Valsan, while launching the training on Socialization and addressing Deviant Behaviours in Institutional Setting, in the presence of Agnelo Fernandes, Commissioner, Labour and Employment and Peter F. Borges, Chairperson, Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights at Conference Hall, Model Career Centre, Shram Shakti Bhavan, Panaj on 22nd August 2023.
The training, organized by the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights is attended by over 40 participants from registered children’s homes in North Goa. The training is conducted by Dr. Edisson Fernandes, a reputed psychologist, working with children and young people in Goa.
Peer relationships can contribute negatively to social-emotional development and create negative and abusive environments and need to be addressed, said Agnelo Fernandes, Commissioner, Labour, and Employment
The Caretaker’s role in children’s homes is critical to children receiving high-quality care and in the home achieving good outcomes. This is a professional role that is broad, demanding and rewarding, said Peter F. Borges while addressing the gathering.
The second training on the subject matter will be held on 23rd August at South Goa Collectorate for the registered childcare institutions based in South Goa. The Hon’ble Commission is conducting a series of capacity-building programmes for various stakeholders to strengthen the child protection ecosystem in Goa.