ChildLine Helpline Training Program (CHTP) 2022

  • This program begins in July 2022 and runs for five (5) consecutive Saturdays.
  • Each participant is asked to pay a fee of $1500 in order to participate in the program. Participants can make two separate payments of $750 or pay in full. 
  • The deadline for registration and full payment is July 28th, 2022
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to make this payment
  • A maximum of 12 participants will be shortlisted.
  • The practical component of the course will run from September to November 2022. Each participant must complete 20 hours of in-office training during this period (4 hours by 5 days).

What you’ll learn

• Introduction to Helpline Services for Children and Young Adults
• Introduction to the Package of Laws and Legislation Pertaining to the Care and Protection of Children in Trinidad and Tobago
• Selected Topics on Issues Affecting Children and Young Adults
• Types of Helpline Intervention
• Key Techniques in Telephone Counselling
• Introduction to Case and Call Management
• Case Conferencing, Referral Services, and Advocating on Behalf of the Client
• Introduction to the Return to Happiness Programme

Course activities

• Understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Trinidad and Tobago Children Act
• Case Study Discussions on Crimes Against Children
• Determining Categories of Phone Calls
• Call Simulations and Data Entry for Active Listeners
• Group Presentation

Practical training 

• Use of the Call/Case Management Software, Client Relationship Management (CRM)
• Telephone Skills and Protocol
• Use of the ChildLine Referral Database
• Reporting and Recording Procedures

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