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. Ommen George
VICE PRESIDENT : Rev.Fr Mathew Kizhakkearnjaniyil
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
- INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING
- FAMILY COUNSELLING
- HEALTH RE EDUCATIVE LECTURES
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)
A.A , AL-ANON & AL- ATEEN MEETINGS, LETTER, TELEPHONE, HOME VISIT
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
TRADA IRCA STAFF
Project Incharge : Mrs. Amrutha Thambi
Accountant Cum Clerk : Mr. Jofy J Pullattu
Cook : Mrs. Aniamma Thomas
Chowkidar : Mr. Sijumon E.K
Chowkidar : Mr. Nikhil John
Sweeper : Mrs. Pushpa Raveendra
Medical Officer : Dr. P.N.J Kaimal
Counsellor : Mr. Soni Silvy
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
Manganam P.O. Kottayam-686 018, Kerala
Phone: 0481-2573699 Mob: 8281788330
OUR PROFOUND WORDS OF GRATITUDE TO THOUSANDS OF THE CLIENTS WHOWENT THROUGH TRADA AND IT’S DIFFERENT CLINICS AND EXTENSION PROGRAMMES FOR ALL OWING US TO GROW TOGETHER WITH THEM AND TO EXPERIENCE HEALING , WHOLNESS AND TRANSFORMATION BY SERVING THEM
TRADA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
A MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION RUN BY 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 Degree’s & PG Diploma Programmes under Martin Luther Christian University Shillong, Christian Medical Association of India New Delhi & State Resource centre Kerala.
Vision : Excellence and Service”
Mission : TRADA Institute tunes psychologists, counsellors and social workers with personal integration and professional competence. Through them, we want to provide contextually relevant, socially inclusive, affordable and acceptable menal healthcare support to all in need.
P.G DIPLOMA COURSES
Eligibility: Any Bachelors Degree including BD/BTh
1) P.G DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
2) P.G DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK
3) P.G DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING & ADDICTION THERAPIES
4) P.G DIPLOMA IN SCHOOL COUNSELLING
5) P.G DIPLOMA IN FAMILY COUNSELLING
TWO YEAR DIPLOMA COURSES
- DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK WITH LATERAL ENTRY TO BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (BSW)
- DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY
Courses Under CHRISTIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (CMAI), NEW DELHI
PG DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND ADDICTION THERAPIES WITH LATERAL ENTRY TO MSc COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY BY MLCU
- PG DIPLOMA IN MARRIAGE COUNSELLING AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION
- PGDIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE DEVOLOPMENT IN COUNSELLING SKILLS
- PG DIPLOMA IN PALLIATIV CARE ,CHAPLAINCY AND PATORAL COUNSELLING
GOVT. APPROVED COUSELLING COURSE BY STATE RESOURSE CENTRE (SRC),KERALA
UNDER THE HUMAN RESOURSE DEVELOPMENT, GOVT OF INDIA
1) DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
Duration : One Year
Eligibility : Graduation, Plus Two Pass or Equivalent+ Any Certificate in TTC/ Any
other Diploma after SSLC / 2 years experience in teaching in an
approved institution / Certificate course in Counselling
“Those who have passed Certificate course need to pay only Rs 8,500 as course fee for diploma. Those who obtain direct entry to Diploma Course will have to complete all the five papers of the certificate course also.’’
2) CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY
Duration : Six Months
Eligibility : Plus Two pass or equivalent
Registration / Admission Procedure
Application forms are available from TRADA Institute which has to be filled up and submitted to TRADA Institute Office alongwith following documents:
- Attested copies of marklists and certificates from 10th class onwards (2 Copies)
- Birth certificate or first page of SSLC certificate
- Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate
- Four 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
[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.
OTHER MAJOR ACTIVITIES OF TRADA
- 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