About Us


The All Kerala Joint Christian Temperance Movement (Started in 1961 by all the Christian Bishops of Kerala) was in the forefront of the crusade against Alcoholism and Drug addiction through its various diocesan and parish level units in almost all Christian churches in Kerala. During the 80s the leaders of the movement especially Mar Joseph Pallikaprampil, Bishop of Palai (Patron of TRADA), the Metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church, Rev. Fr. George Kolath the then General Secretary of the Temperance Movement and Sr. Dr. Joan Chunkapura MMS , the present Secretary of TRADA felt the urgent need for starting treatment Centres for the addicted persons. Thus the charitable organisation (Reg. No.K.523/87) Total Response to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TRADA) was started on September 7, 1987 for the treatment of Addiction and for awareness creation among the public about Addiction.

The vision of this organisation is an addiction, AIDS and domestic violence free society.

Our mission is to train psychologists, social workers and counsellors with personal integration and professional competence, to provide contextually relevant, socially inclusive and acceptable mental healthcare support to all in need.

 PATRON & PRESIDENT                            : Rt. Rev. Dr. Oommen George

VICE   PRESIDENT                                     : Rev. Fr. Mathew Kizhakearanjaniyil

SECRETARY                                                : Sr. Dr. Joan Chunkapura M.M.S

JOINT DIRECTOR                                       : Rev. Fr. Reji Koodarathil

TREASURER                                                : Dr. Sabu De Mathew

ADMINISTRATOR                                       : Mr. Koshy Mathew

TRADA INTEGRATED REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR ADDICTS (IRCA)                                                  

Sponsored by  MSJE , Govt. Of India

National Award Winner of  2014

Residential De Addiction Treatment Programme

  • YOGA

TRADA’s Residential  treatment and Rehabilitation Programme, is a high quality one, combining a multidisciplinary therapy approach with after-care therapy.  This enables the patients and their families to adjust to a new lifestyle,  face new responsibilities and  gain strength in relationships through the support gained in the programmes of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotic Anonymous.

Patients who are admitted at TRADA are diagnosed as per ICD-10 criteria.  Our model recognizes that drug and alcohol dependence is a family illness and a behavioural disorder.  Detoxification is provided after careful medical evaluation under a skilled Nursing Unit.  This unit is functioning round the clock.

We have a four dimensional treatment to our clients:- Physical, Psychological, Social and Spiritual.  TRADA inpatient Programme includes clinical assessment, detoxification, individual and family counselling, family and marital therapies.  The patients attend daily lectures, have meals together, participate in daily group and community therapy sessions, perform therapeutic tasks and assignments.  Peer group techniques and mutual assistance in self-help groups are important factors in the Programme besides A.A., Al-anon, N.A. and other spiritual therapies.  The primary length of the stay is for 31 days.  This helps in detoxification/stabilization and rehabilitation/relapse prevention.

Follow-up (After care Services)


This is to bridge treatment and the community where full recovery will continue to take place. A.A., N.A. and Al-anon are available means of achieving the continued sobriety.  All clients are expected and strongly recommended to attend the same without fail.  Patients should undergo counselling and psychiatric consultation (Tuesdays) for a period of one year –  First two months on a weekly basis and after that on a monthly basis from the date of discharge


Project Co-ordinator             : Mr. Soni Silvy

Accountant Cum Clerk        : Mr. Jofy J Pullattu

Cook                                       : Mrs. Aniamma Thomas

Chowkidar                             : Mr.  Sijumon E.K

Chowkidar                             : Mr. Lijin Varghese

Sweeper                                : Mrs. Pushpa Raveendran

Medical Officer                     : Dr. P.N.J Kaimal

Counsellor                             : Mrs. Jewel Jemini

Social Worker                        : Mr. Rosme Elizabeth Jose

Yoga Therapist                      : Mr. Jojo Jose

Nurse                                      : Mrs.Vigimol P.G

Nurse                                      : Mrs. Prakasini  P.J

Ward Boy                               : Mr. Kurian Kurian

Ward Boy                                : Mr. James Sebastian

Peer Educator                        : Mr. Majeesh Baby

For more information

Project Co-ordinator


Manganam P.O. Kottayam-686 018, Kerala

Phone: 0481-2573699    Mob: 8281788330

Whatsapp: 8281788330

Email: tradairca@gmail.com



Salient Features:-

  • Study while you work at affordable fees
  • Academically expert faculties
  • On the job placement training
  • Online & Offline Facility available
  • Fees pay in easy installments
  • A pioneer institution in Counselling, De addiction treatment & Training
  • Hassle free education: Stress free exams & more learning with hands on experience

TRADA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES A MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION  TRADA COVERED UNDER SECTION 2(g) OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MINORITY  EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ACT, 2004. The training wing of TRADA was started in 1990 with Sr. Dr. Joan Chunkapura MMS as its Principal to train people in addiction treatment, counselling, mental health and social work. Since 2004. We are offering various PG Diploma & Certificate Programmes under Christian Medical Association of India New Delhi & State Resource Centre Kerala.

 Vision             : ‘‘ Excellence and Service ”

Mission      : TRADA Institute tunes Psychologists Counsellors, Social workers, Teachers & Religious leaders  with personal integration and professional competence. Through them, we aim to provide contextually relevant, socially inclusive, affordable and acceptable mental healthcare support to all in need.

Academic Council Members :

Rt. Rev. Dr. Oommen George, President

Fr. Mathew Kizhakearanjaniyil, Vice President

Sr. Dr. Joan Chunkapura MMS, Principal

Dr. Sabu De Mathew, Treasurer

Mr. Sigy Antony, Vice Principal


The Christian Medical Association of India is Registered Under Societies Regn. Act of 1860 Reg. No. 17 of 1938-39 and Bombay Public Trust No. F:549 (N). *All AHP courses running presently under the CEB of CMAI are certified only by the CMAI. Christian Medical Association of India is pioneer in healthcare education conducting unique training  programmes for more than 90 years in our country. In 1927, Deriving from a need to deliver quality Allied Health education, CMAI had set up the Central Education Board (CEB) of CMAI, which accredits training in several Allied Health Profession area in Post Graduate in Counselling and Addiction Therapies and much more. Each of these are administered through a training committee comprising of experts in the respective fields volunteering their time for this  purpose. In total, there are 30 courses across 60 Training Centres in India with more than 600 students trained annually. CMAI courses are well accepted nationally and even globally for their quality and high standards.

  • PG DIPLOMA in Counselling and Addiction Therapies
  • PG DIPLOMA in Marriage Counselling and Family life Education
  • PG DIPLOMA in Human Resource Development in Counselling skills
  • PG DIPLOMA in Palliative care, Chaplaincy & Pastoral counselling
  • PG DIPLOMA in Counselling Psychology
  • PG DIPLOMA in Social work
  • PG DIPLOMA in School Counselling
  • PG DIPLOMA in Family Counselling

 NB:- Lateral entry to MSc & MSW by Martin Luther Christian University is available


Counselling Psychology through the integration of theory, research, and  practice, and  with sensitivity to multicultural issues encompasses a broad range of practices that help people to improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crisis, and increase their ability  to live more highly functional lives. Counselling psychology is unique in its attention to both normal developmental  issues and to problems associated  with physical, emotional, and mental disorders. Counselling Psychologists serves people of all age, race, ethnicity and cultural background which include children with behavioral and academic problems, adolescents with career, educational concerns and adjustments problems; and adults with various personal and interpersonal issues, organization seeking to enhance effectiveness or well being of their employees


Programme Code        : CCP

Duration                         : Six Months

Eligibility                        : Plus Two pass or equivalent



Programme Code        : DCP

Duration                         : One Year

Eligibility                        : Graduation/ CCP 


Registration / Admission Procedure

Application  forms are available from TRADA Institute office  which has to be filled up and submitted to TRADA Institute  office along with following documents:

  • Two attested copies of marklists and certificates from 10th class onwards.
  • Birth certificate or first page of SSLC certificate.
  • Two copies of passport size photograph

For Admission Contact:


Trada Institute of Social Sciences

Manganam P.O. Kottayam-686 018, Kerala

Phone: 0481-2573835    Mob: 6282766829

Whatsapp: 6282766829

Email: tradakottayam@gmail.com

KAVAL [Psycho-Social Care for Children in Conflict with Law]

(Programme under ICPS, Ministry of Woman &Child ,Government of Kerala – Technically Assisted by NIMHANS)

TRADA-Kaval programme Partner NGO in Kottayam district

This is an era that has achieved miraculous progress in the fields of science and technology. On the one side, there’s great progress and at the same time, on the other hand, there we can see great moral and social depletion. The statistics says that, there is an uncontrollable growth in the number of crimes related to children, these days. The law of the nation seemed very lighter and considerate towards children even if it tries to be very strict. Earlier, no effective steps had been taken to track the fate of these children once they were set free. As a result, many of them often turned repeated offenders after being turned away by their respective families or society. Eventually, they ended up in the hands of the very same unscrupulous elements that pushed them into the world of crime in the first place. It’s very clear that, no crime prevention strategy is complete without effective measures to address the problem of recidivism. Here in this context, the state government emphasizes the crucial importance of effective programmes and measures to supervise and assist children who are in conflict with law and support their social reintegration for the prevention of recidivism. Here lies the significance of the novel programme by the state government- KAVAL .

KAVAL, a programme launched by the Social Justice Department, Govt. of Kerala (Presently, changed to Department of Woman and Child Development) under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICPS), with the technical support of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, through selected NGO’s for the reintegration of children in conflict with law to social mainstream in the state of Kerala.


To provide psychosocial care for children in conflict with law towards by ensuring holistic care, rehabilitating and reintegrating them into the society.


Developing individual care plan for children

To provide psychosocial care for children in conflict with law

To provide psychosocial support for families of children in conflict with law to ensure qualitative family environment

To network with other service providers Juvenile Justice board, CWC, SJPU DCPU, school, vocational and skill training institutions for providing services for children.

Conduct regular follow ups for children to ensure services are carried out for children as mentioned in ICP

In the primary phase, the programme was implemented in 3 districts which are, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Kozhikode on a pilot basis with the support of selected seven NGOs. And now in the second phase, the programme scaled up into 6 more districts ,Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kannur. One of the NGO’s selected to implement KAVAL Programme in Kottayam district is TRADA. The organization started working in this programme since January 2018. And 50 number of children are chosen by JJB and approved by the Magistrate are transferred through DCPU to the NGO for the initial year.The KAVAL Programme ensures holistic development of the children in conflict with law and tries to reintegrate them to the family and society.

The programme tries to provide the children a quality of life and to ensure their participation to the main stream of the society. This task is achieving by providing a number of interventions such as their education improvement, psychological balancing, drug-free life, quality time spending with family, relationship building, peer group adjustment, stress management, life skill and soft skill developments, vocational training, career guidance, legal awareness and so on. Along with these individual aspects of interventions we ensure enhanced family and social support for the children. The KAVAL programme tries for reducing criminal recidivism by addressing the social reintegration challenges faced, nowadays.


  • Treatment, counselling and Rehabilitation of addicts
  • Intervention/Awareness generation in the field where there is more high risk persons involved
  • Camp method of de-addiction treatment in order to motivate alcoholics to undergo treatment for de-addiction
  • Conducting Rural camps and Free Medical camps at needy areas specially at the Tribal area
  • School Counselling
  • Training of Trainers in detoxification, counselling and rehabilitation of addicts
  • Training of youth in schools and colleges through conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Placement training services for students MSW, Counselling, Psychology, Nursing, Mental health students
  • Home based Palliative Care is being carried out in collaboration with Local Panchayat and Mother Palliative Care Unit
  • Participation in Prohibition movements against alcohol production, sale and use
  • Women Empowerment in the areas of health, education, participation
  • Conducting State Conference on Family, Children, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, Addiction and on current issues
  • Collaboration with other like minded agencies to prevent alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS etc.
  • Publication of books and literatures on addiction counselling and related issues
  • Training & Research