Tools for Working with Children in Institutional Care

Kshipra Marathe - Counsel to Secure Justice


This knowledge resource discusses and provides examples of practice tools and calming techniques (in English and Hindi) which counsellors and adults can use while working with children who are in institutional care. The paper reviews evidence on the impact of institutionalisation on children as well as evidence-based interventions that can help mitigate this impact. The latter part of the paper presents tools and calming techniques in the form of worksheets and pictorial representations. These tools are developed and compiled by Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ), Delhi. These tools and techniques are part of CSJ’s interventions with children in child care institutions (CCIs) including in the form of in-person interactions, virtual interventions during COVID 19, and restorative circle processes.