Course Code: MSW064

Course Title: Adolescent well being

Total Credit: 2                                                                                                                       Total hrs: 45

Course Type: Open Elective


Course Description: At the heart of social work value system there is a concern for the well being of all people, it becomes crucial that the well being as the crux needs to be considered and emphasized as a focus area. Certificate course on Adolescent well – being is designed to develop training quality in students. This course will enable students to learn about adolescence and major areas of intervention for the adolescents.


Course Objectives:

  1. To improve the awareness on adolescence
  2. To develop skills to communicate with adolescents
  3. To train students to conduct sessions of “Developmental changes in adolescence and its management
  4. To train students to conduct sessions of “Life skill education”
  5. To train students to conduct sessions for Legal awareness and guidance
  6. To train students to conduct sessions of “Guidance for better future “
  7. To asses on students’ knowledge, attitude and skill on Well-being of adolescents
  8. To train students on preparation of Train the Trainers (TTT) Well-being of adolescents in schools, communities and institutions.


Course Learning Outcome: The students will be prepared to become trainers in the area of adolescent well being. 





Unit 1


Adolescence – Adolescents - Well being - Adolescent well being. Adolescent Years – Growth, Development and Changes, Sexuality, Developmental issues and Management.


Unit 2

Training to conduct sessions for Adolescents :

Developmental issues and Management,     Life Skills, Legal aspects, Gender aspects, Career and Vocational opportunities, Self defense and protection from abuse, E – literacy, Health and hygiene, Plan for better future and Peer group training


Unit 3

Adolescent Well being:  Workshop on Train The Trainer programme for the adolescent well being in schools, communities and institutions.



Essential Reading


Nair, M.K.C. (2005). “Hand book for Plus I and II Teachers and students -  “ Life Skill         Education for adolescents”. Tiruvananthapuram : Child development Centre ,        Medical College.

UNESCO, (1991). Population Education  programme service  “Adolescent Education “        Social aspects- Module Two.  Bangkok: UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

WHO, (1997). Life Skills Education For Children and Adolescents in Schools.            Geneva: WHO


Recommended Reading

Centre for Development and Population Activities. (2001). Adolescent girls in India choose a better future: an impact assessment. New Delhi: CEDPA.

Websites: – This website gives report on adolescent girls in India – This website has information about health aspects of the children – This is the official website of Sakhi - women’s resource centre at Trivandrum, Kerala working for women. _ An NGO working for Adolescents in New Delhi. – website of UN organization for children, provides information about children and adolescent projects, modules and programmes. – This is the official website of the UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. – This is the official website of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

Open Electives