Unleash Schools, a Sukrut affiliate, provides the following services in education to schools.

Sensitivity training

A training program for children of grades 1 to 5 dealing with the emotional, personal, social realm. The psychologist facilitates this process by engaging the class in different activities and fosters ‘learning through experience’.

Individual therapy

As children develop in their cognition and emotions, they carry with them not just their own doubts and confusions but that of the home and the class they belong. Communicating these to someone becomes essential for the child. Individual therapy with the psychologist provides a platform for the child to express his/her queries, emotions and behavior in a non-threatening environment. The goal of therapy is to provide a nonjudgmental environment that allows the child and therapist to work together towards a mutually agreed upon set of goals.

Personality concerns

While the child steps into the realm of adolescents or what is popularly known as the “teens”, the child goes through a major shift in his/her behavior, cognition, perception of self and the world. This shift is overt and most parents and teachers fall short of handling such shifts. The child at this transition stage needs care and concern and the psychologist along with the parents and the teacher help facilitate this shift.

Remedial training/Cognitive skills

Remedial training/Cognitive skills are methods of teaching intended to help children who have basic skills deficiencies, reading or writing. The psychologist assists children to cope with disabilities such as slow learning, dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities and work on the child’s cognition and behavior. A ‘One on One’ methodology is employed.

Life skills

Life Skills education is designed to facilitate the practice and reinforcement of psychosocial skills in a culturally appropriate way; it contributes to the promotion of personal and social development, the prevention of health and social problems, and the protection of human rights (WHO, 1999).

Group therapy

Group therapy involves the therapists working with several students at the same time. This type of therapy engages 6 to 10 students in a group working on a common theme.

Psycho-education

Psycho-education focuses on educating students and parents/teachers about the disabilities and ways of coping. It also spreads awareness of a particular disorder thus enhancing peer support in class.

Career counseling/guidance

Career counseling/guidance is about a rational decision-making process where the child’s aptitude is assessed and match to fit opportunity available. The child is directed through the process of decision-making and given a good knowledge about the world of work.

Assessments: is an attempt by the therapist to use the techniques and tools of psychology to assess the student to predict their behavior and functioning

Parental Guidance workshops/ seminars

Parental Guidance workshops/ seminars aim to help parents navigate through obstacles by offering them parental guidance counseling on various issues of the child and ways of coping and handling them.

Teacher training program

Teacher training program is an intensive course for teachers in understanding the range of emotional issues, behavioral issues, disorders, and development stages of children. It also consists of team building activities, leadership activities, classroom management etc.

Basic counseling skills

Basic counseling skills a workshop for teachers, parents, social workers and professionals on basics of counseling such as listening, open-ended questions etc

IGNITE : An initiative by Naveena Gilani

Psychologist at Sukrut and with the help of other colleagues developed this program as a working module to address various issues apart from that of Life Skills. After having dealt with the themes of ‘Life Skills’ proposed by the World Health Organization, we saw a distinct need for soft skill development for students.This program caters to the ‘Adolescent’ community in schools. The program is an intervention for skill development of the adolescent, through this program the adolescent is able to use the inner capabilities and new perspectives in dealing with the emotional and social challenges that accompany adolescence. Ignite surpasses the basic components of ‘Life Skills’ proposed by WHO. While Life Skills deals with global and national issues which are very generic in nature, Ignite works on the immediate and current adolescent issues keeping in mind the environmental, social and cultural aspect. Different styles of learning are adopted while delivering the sessions, thus giving importance to each student’s learning ability. We believe that this is a process- a process that begins in school, in class and is taken into society, by our student’s as efficient citizens of India, and as the future of our country.