About Us

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

The present Office Bearers:

  1.  PATRON

Most. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen

CSI Bishop and Dy. Moderator

CSI Bishop’s House

Kottayam-686 001

  1. VICE   PRESIDENT

Mar Jacob Muriken

Bishop’s House

Pala-686 575

  1.     SECRETARY

Sr. Dr. Joan Chunkapura M.M.S

Medical Mission Sisters

Collectore  P. O. Kottayam-686 002

     5. JOINT DIRECTOR

Rev. Thomas P. George

House No.4, J.P. Nagar II

Kuttappuzha R.S.P.O.

Tiruvalla-689 111

  1. TREASURER

Dr. Stany Thomas

Puthenpurayil

Monippilly P.O

Kottayam- 686 636

  1. ADMINISTRATOR

Mr. Koshy Mathew

Mallasseril House

Netaji Road, Chengannur

Alappuzha-689 121

TRADA INTEGRATED REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR ADDICTS  (TRADA IRCA)

Spon. by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India

The 15 bedded treatment and rehabilitation centre is sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Govt. of India.  We follow a Holistic approach in the care and treatment of addicts by evaluating their psycho-social, emotional, physical, employment and family needs.

The treatment period is 31 days with medical and psychiatric Care, Counselling and other CBT therapies like Relaxation therapy, Therapueutic community, group and family therapies,  daily Yoga classes, A.A. classes etc.

After discharge, thorough follow-up is recommended.  If further rehabilitation is needed, the patients are referred to other rehabilitation centres.

TRADA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Run by Total Response to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TRADA) Regn.No.K.523/87
(A MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION COVERED UNDER SECTION 2(g) OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ACT, 2004.)
TRADA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES – 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. We are offering various Post Graduate Degree Programmes & Certificate courses accredited by Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong.
Legal Status of MLCU, Shillong
Martin Luther Christian University was created by Act No.11 of 2005 of the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya and received the assent of the Governor on July 06, 2005. The Government of Meghalaya issued the Gazette Notification on February 22, 2006. The creation of the University is in accordance with the University Grant Commission Act, 1956 under section 2(f) and the University is empowered to grant degrees under Section 22 of the UGC Act
Faculty
The Institute has qualified faculty members who are experienced practitioners in the field. In addition to the full-time faculty, the Institute has a number of visiting experts from reputed national institutes, unversity departments and recognised voluntary agencies.
Library
The Institute is having a vast library with more than 4000 books on Counselling, Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Alcoholism, Drugs, HIV/AIDS, Family, Women empowerment and the like. Also journals and periodicals on current issues, Youth & Women, social work Research methods, Psychiatry and Pastoral Counselling and books on world religions is available.

P.G. Diploma Courses

TRADA INSTITUTE Courses accredited by MLCU
Eligibility: Any Bachelors Degree including B.D/B.Th( Plus Two or Equivalent compulsory)
1) P.G. Diploma in Counselling & Addiction Therapies
2) P.G. Diploma in School Counselling
3) P.G. Diploma in Family Counselling
4) P.G. Diploma in Counselling Psychology
5) P.G. Diploma in Christian Management & Administration
6) P.G. Diploma in Disability Management
7) P.G. Diploma in Social Work
8) P.G. Diploma in Rehabilitation & Disaster Management
NB : Scope for lateral entry to PG courses like M.S.W & M.Sc. Counselling Psychology under MLCU

CERTIFICATE COURSES CERTIFICATE COURSES accredited by MLCU SHILLONG
Qualification: Plus Two pass or equivalent
1. Certificate course in Addiction Management
2. Certificate course in Applied Therapies in CBT for Distress Management
3. Certificate course in Emotional regulation and grief work using Gestalt
4. Certificate course in Transactional Analysis to change personality and strengthen relationship
5. Certificate course in Student Counselling and Life Skill Training
6. Certificate course in Positive Psychology for Stress Management and Happy Living

M.Phil. courses MLCU Regular programme directly run by University with entrance and course work in University
Eligibility : Masters Degree in related subjects

P.G. Diploma ,CMAI (Christian Medical Association of India Courses)
1. P.G. DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND ADDICTION THERAPIES
2. P.G. DIPLOMA IN MARRIAGE COUNSELLING AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION
3. P.G. DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE DEVOLOPMENT IN COUNSELLING SKILLS
4. P.G. DIPLOMA IN PALLIATIVE CARE , CHAPLAINCY AND PASTORAL COUNSELLING
CERTIFICATE COURSE, CMAI (Human Resource Development in Counselling Skills (5 months Course ,Saturdays only)

SRC Course

Govt. Approved Counselling Certificate course, By State Resource Centre (SRC), Kerala
Under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
Certificate in Counselling Psychology (CCP)
Duration : Six Months Qualification : Plus Two pass or equivalent

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

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