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Venue: Shanti Ashram Via Online Platform
Date: 30th November & 12th December 2020

Parental awareness session on


For many months now (almost a year now), the world has been suffering because of the COVID 19 pandemic. For children, specifically, there has been a lot of confusion as to what this pandemic is all about, why the adults are suddenly plagued by anxiety, why their schools have closed, and why they cannot meet their friends, among other things.
Ahead of World Children’s Day on November 20, UNICEF India, in partnership with the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) of South Asia, held an online panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on children in India. During a Facebook live, a prolific panel discussed the many challenges that kids have faced this year, and how the entire experience can be made a little easier for them (Unicef,2020).

The unique stresses facing parents during COVID-19

  • •With many schools and workplaces closed due to the corona virus pandemic, many have found dealing with a new, and often very stressful, family situation.
  • •Having to work from home and run the household, and trying to keep the kids on track with their virtual school work—all while enduring the restrictions of social distancing and even being cut off from the support of friends and loved ones.
  • •With the whole family often occupying the same space day after day, the strain can seem unrelenting.
  • •If a women or spouse have been lost the source of income, the financial pressure can add even more stress. It is much for single parents.
  • •Keep in mind that this is a stressful time for kids as well, and that it’s normal for them to regress or act out in ways they normally wouldn’t. Going easy on your kids can help reduce their stress levels as well as your own.

Nothing is more important than health
We have heard this time and again that each child is different, that we shouldn’t compare two individuals, and that every child has his/her own unique talents. But how many times have we, as parents and care givers, we have understood this and applied it in our own lives? It is easier said than done! Let’s take the time to understand and ensure better health for our children and for our families.

Profile of the Speaker:

DR. AROCKIA MARAICHELVI.K, Associate Professor and Head, Human Development, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science, and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.

Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi has Experience 14 to 15 years of experience of teaching and research in Human Development. She is an expert in the field of Early childhood care and education, Monitoring and supervision of ICDS scheme at Tamilnadu, Role of Comprehensive School Stress Inoculation Program.

She has also Featured a TV interview compiled under the title ‘Health status of street children’ as a documentary film telecasted by Asian News International and the same was of appreciation published in “The Hindu” on pg.3 on May 13, 2005, which was highly appreciated.
She has to her credit 15 to 20 publication as books, as an editor and has also published articles in International and National Journals.

She is a recipient of various awards and few of which are International Young Scientist Award, from International Science Community Association at Mother Teresa Post Graduate and Research institute of Health Science, Puduchery, UGC (University Grant Commission) Research Award, Kusuma Young Researcher Award, from Mrs. Manmohan Singh, Beloved wife of former Prime minister of India, Dr.Manmohan Singh and Mrs. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, Best Paper Award, from St. Justin’s College of Education, Madurai in the National seminar on Science of Human Development.

Who other than Dr.Arockia Maraichelvi can be the expert addressing the issue of Healthy Parenting during Covid- 19 Pandemic and beyond.

More details: Healthy-parenting-Pre-Schoolers.pdf

More details:Healthy Parenting-Ms.Roopa-ICDS


Time Events
03.00 p.m. Interfaith Prayer
03.05 p.m. Context Setting
Dr.Subhadra Iyengar
Public Health Desk,
International Center for Child and Public Health (ICPH)
03.10 p.m. Child Rights session led by
Head, Youth Leadership Programme, Shanti Ashram
03.30 p.m. Healthy parenting during COVID 19 pandemic and beyond
Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi.K,
Associate Professor and Head, Human Development,
Avinashilingam University for Home Sciences and Higher Education for Women
04.00 p.m. Food Platter: A practical approach to ensuring nutritional security at household level led by
Nutrition counselor, ICPH
04.10 p.m. Q and A session
04.30 p.m. Wrap up:
Dr.Kezevino Aram
President, Shanti Ashram