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Building helplines and caring for missing children: a community project

Building helplines and caring for missing children: a community project

Many of these missing children tragically find themselves being trafficked to an unknown and dangerous world which is sometimes thousands of miles away from home and end up as child labour, begging, inmates of a shelter home, or forced into sex trade. It is possible to ensure child protection and address the problem of missing children with active support of the civil society, and fortunately there is growing involvement of the NGOs. The present paper described the processes utilised by a team of volunteers with limited resources that successfully assisted 370 missing children reunite with their families. The paper while presenting the broad findings in this field suggests practical measures that are replicable; prominent amongst these is the role of civil societies, volunteers, media, and ICT.

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BISBP 2016

Introduction to Strengths Based Practice

Dr Venkat Pulla founder and President of Brisbane Institute of Strength Based Practice introduces Strengths Based Practices (SBPs), which concentrates on the inherent strengths of individuals, families groups and organisations deploying peoples' personal strengths to aid their recovery and empowerment. SBPs are empowering alternatives to traditional methods with individuals, group or organisational work. SBPs refrain from allowing crippling, labelling and stigmatised language.

Introduction to Strengths Based Practice

Dr Venkat Pulla founder and President of Brisbane Institute of Strength Based Practice introduces Strengths Based Practices (SBPs), which concentrates on the inherent strengths of individuals, families groups and organisations deploying peoples' personal strengths to aid their recovery and empowerment. SBPs are empowering alternatives to traditional methods with individuals, group or organisational work. SBPs refrain from allowing crippling, labelling and stigmatised language.

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The current age of economic and social transformations has witnessed the development of voluntary work with its new philosophy and concepts which changed from being charity work to becoming a cornerstone of sustained development of the society. Volunteering has a key role in enhancing the values of people’s participation, social responsibility, integrity, donation, and group belongingness. Most societies seek to empower youth to participate in voluntary work in all aspects of life and in all organisations, in the light of empowerment domains which include participation in decision making, independence, professional development, effectiveness, status description, and efficacy. 

Empowering Women through Self Help Groups in India

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Building helplines and caring for missing children: a community project

Kahte hai dhoondne se toh khudaa bi milta hai: If one searches, you can even find God. Every 30 seconds, a child goes missing in India and majority of them are girls and from poor socio-economic background (Singh, K.P, 2014). Referring to government figures accepting that only 45 per cent of them are fortunate to reach their homes, the Supreme Court observed that; “Nobody seems to care about missing children. This is the irony”, (TNN, 2014). 

Social and Economic Returns of Empowering Youth Participation in Voluntary Work in Civil Society Organisations in the Sultanate of Oman

The current age of economic and social transformations has witnessed the development of voluntary work with its new philosophy and concepts which changed from being charity work to becoming a cornerstone of sustained development of the society. Volunteering has a key role in enhancing the values of people’s participation, social responsibility, integrity, donation, and group belongingness. Most societies seek to empower youth to participate in voluntary work in all aspects of life and in all organisations, in the light of empowerment domains which include participation in decision making, independence, professional development, effectiveness, status description, and efficacy.