Family Counselling Centre
 

Guwahati is the largest city of northeast India and is considered as the gateway to the whole northeastern region. The city has witnessed tremendous growth during recent times. The rapid industrialization accompanied by erosion of human values has invited various problems that were not known before in the region. The region is also infested with militancy with ever deterioration of law and order. There is increase trend of trafficking of women for prostitution and other form of modern slavery. Dowry which was not known to the Assamese people has gained ground followed by dowry related crimes. The use of alcohol has increased tremendously with simultaneous rise of domestic violence. It is noted that the women who face domestic violence when attempts to seek justice under the criminal law frequently ends up by getting victimized .In order to obtain some justice like divorce, custody of children and other matrimonial remedies under the civil law she tries civil courts where the procedure are lengthy and the remedies are delayed. The organization is already catering its services to few special categories of persons like trafficked survivors, drug users, and unmarried mothers. These sections have their specific problems and have to be dealt as special categories. The organization has been working through this Family Counseling Centre for the services of such special categories of women.

The Mobile Unit of the counseling centre is offering services to the physically disabled persons who cannot attend the static family counseling centre. This category mostly involves aged and physically disabled. They have innumerable problems and have to suffer these problems in silence without any remedy. This Integrated Family Counseling Centre has a mobile unit which will not only delivers counseling at door steps but also offer other allied services like medical care and legal aid to the beneficiaries .This Family Counseling Centre is innovative for following reasons. The centre has provided both Static and Mobile counseling. Some of the special categories of beneficiaries are

  • Survivors of human trafficking..
  • Drug users and their families.
  • Persons with disabilities.
  • Aged.
  • Surrendered persons from militant outfit.
  • Released convicts from jail.

Objectives of the Family Counseling Centre

The objective of the Family Counseling Centers is to provide preventive and rehabilitative services to women and families through crisis intervention and systematic counseling. The counseling and other allied services are also offered to those who cannot attend the Family Counseling Centre for various reasons. The centre also creates community awareness and mobilizes public opinion on social issues affecting status of women.

Components and Activities of the Family Counseling Centre

The centre will include wide varieties of procedures to help individuals to achieve adjustment, finding solution to problems by therapeutic discussions. The ultimate outcome of the family counseling is to make individuals self-sufficient, self-directed and to adjust themselves efficiently to the demands of a better and meaningful life. Some of the counseling centre are

  • Pre-marital Counseling.
  • Adolescence counseling.
  • Counseling trafficked survivors for rehabilitation.
  • Referral Service.
  • Family therapy.
  • Awareness generation for Social change.
  • Career counseling
  • Counseling of Family members of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Counseling of Family members of survivors of human trafficking.
  • Counseling of Family members of patients with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Telephonic counseling.
  • Counseling of Family members of a person who inject drug (Psychotropic substance).
  • Arranging safe and secured shelter for the victims.
  • Legal aid and police support.
  • Mobile counseling services.