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Psychosocial intervention for Children

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The National Child Protection Authority Act No.50 of 1998 mainly covers the rehabilitation aspect of the victimized children including the area of prevention. The psychosocial unit caters to their need.
It aims to ensure psychosocial well being of the children who were victims of all forms of child abuse and children those who are in need of protection and care.
In order to fulfill the above aim, psychosocial unit conducts psychosocial, mental status and risk assessments. Further, cognitive and neuro-psychological assessment (such as intelligence tests, visual motor ability tests and memory tests) are administered to identify children those who are having intellectual problems and other learning difficulties.
Providing various interventions (based on treatment evidence and systematic psychological theories) is another responsibility of the unit.

Furthermore, Psychosocial unit provides,
•  Internship training in  psychological counseling and psychological interventions.
• Conduct training programmes and workshops for parents, school children, teachers, child care workers and institutionalized children etc. for the prevention of all forms of child abuse, parenting skill development and awareness to child friendly approaches.


How to obtain psychosocial service
Psychosocial services can be accessed through the 1929 child line or by directly calling National Child Protection Authority. You may also visit the Head Office of the National Child Protection Authority or Psychosocial Officers of your District Secretariat Offices, Divisional Psychosocial Officers of Divisional Secretary Offices where you are located. Inquiries can be made via e-mailing to psychosocialunit.ncpa@yahoo.com .


Organization Information

National Child Protection Authority

No: 330,
Thalawathugoda Road,
Madiwela, Sri Jayawardenapura,
Sri Lanka.


Champika Chandrasekara
Telephones:+11 2778911 / 12 / 14
Fax Nos:+11 2778915
Email:ncpa@childprotection.gov.lk
Website: www.childprotection.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2012-10-15 11:56:38
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