Teacher's Workshop on 27th July , 2016
On July 27 th , 2016, two teachers, Ms. Christina Bralia and Mrs.Upasana Ghosh had attended a training
session conducted by UMMEED Counseling and consulting services. The daylong session was on "3A
Model to Address Anguish" – targeting the population of the "Millennium Kids who were turning 16".
The focus of the discussion was on 3 A's – Aggression, Addiction and Abuse. School Principals,
Coordinators, Teachers, Counsellors and School Psychologists and Parents were included in the panel
discussions. Ms.Salony Priya, the Director of UMMEED conducted the primary addressal. Later on
Ms.Kasturi Chakraborty, a Psychologist attached with UMMEED took over a session on Proactive Growth
Facilitation of the Adolescents.
The 3 A's Module started with Aggression – the triggers that set off anger responses, identification of
these triggers and dealing of these situations when they arise.
Abuse – Abuse prevention, identification awareness and treatment plans for adolescents were
discussed. A new approach to engage and educate parents and enhance sensitivity in identifying
adolescents, with problems was also taken into the focus of discussion.
Addiction: An approach towards Co-occurring Mental Health and addictive disorders was introduced.
The problem of Relapse because the cause of their addictive behaviours is usually overlooked.
Stigma related to addiction, depression, anxiety and insomnia in adolescents were merged in this
The day's session ended with an interactive session between the panelists and attendees on cases and
situations we find everyday in our respective schools.