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Department of Social Work

Fr. (Dr.) Shinto Joseph CMI

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : shintot@gmail.com

Fr. Shinto completed his post-graduation in social work with a specialization in medical and psychiatric social work from Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai. He holds an MPhil in Social Work from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery and secured PhD on the topic “Psycho-social well-being of adolescents: a social group work intervention” from CHRIST University, Bangalore. He has two years of pastoral work experience in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada. He has been a visiting scholar at Vives University, Belgium, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, Lille University, France, Nazareth College, USA, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA and University of California, Los Angeles, USA. He has more than ten years of experience in professional social work, academics and administration.

  • Ph.D. (CHRIST University, Bangalore)
  • M.Phil. (SW), M.G. University, Kottayam.
  • M.A(SW) Medical & Psychiatry, Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai.
  • Programme Officer, NSS (59A, MG University).
  • Soft Skill trainer at RCSD, Rajagiri, Kalamassery
  • Programme coordinator of PGDYD (Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Development) of RCSS, Kalamassery.
  • School Counselor at Amala CMI Public School, Kottarappilly, Vaikom.
  • Asst. Director, Sevagram, Pothy, Kottayam
  • Asst. Director, KRIPA, Chunangumvely, Aluva.

RESEARCH

  • Children and Youth

TRAINING

  • Life-skills
  • Social Legislations
  • Child Rights
  • Administration of NGO
  • Social Group Work
  • “Integrating Life Skill Education for Capacity Building of Youth Under DDU-GKY Programme”: An Intervention Study.
  • Psycho-social Well-being of Adolescents: A Social Group Work Intervention Study.
  • Expert committee member for the Social Impact Assessment report studies for the Government of Kerala
  • Director, Childline, Nodal Agency, Ernakulam District.
  • Sahrudaya services and Charities
  • Shinto Joseph (2023) Toward a Socioeconomic Equity in Combating Adolescent Substance Abuse: An Outreach and Drop-In Centre to Bridge the Gap. Community Mental Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-023-01193-z
  • Shinto Joseph (2022) “A Scoping Review of Formal Care to Children with Special Needs during the Covid-19 Pandemic”, International Journal of Special Education. Vol 37 (1), p: 1-14
  • Shinto Joseph (2021) “Transforming supervision”. Book chapter in “Towards a Responsive Signature Pedagogy: Field Education Reflections During COVID-19”. KY Publications; 2021, p: 27-36
  • Shinto Joseph (2021) ‘Kindness prevails’: A view on the efforts of social work educational institutions in South India during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Dialogue, The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW); ISSN: 2221-352X (25); http://sdmagazine.gbda.co.uk/sd25/00_contents.html
  • Shinto Joseph (2021) “Engaging social work practice among migrants during COVID 19 Pandemic: Reflections from the filed”. Book Chapter in “COVID 19 and Mental Health”, Clever Fox Publishing, 2021, p: 66-76
  • Shinto Joseph (2021) DSRB. “Social group work for promoting the psychological well-being of adolescents enrolled in sponsorship programs”. F1000Research 2021, 10:520 (https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.52532.1)
  • Shinto Joseph (2020) “Psycho-social well-being of adolescents from disadvantaged families”, International Journal of Disaster management and business continuity. Vol.11, No. 1; ISSN: 2005-4289 IJDRBC (http://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJDRBC/article/view/29324/16336)
  • Shinto Joseph (2020) “Isolation and Mental Health: The Psychological Impact of COVID 19 Lockdown on Children”, Mukth Shabd Jouranl. ISSN NO: 2347-3150, Volume IX, Issue VIII, August 2020.
  • Saju MD et al; (2019) “Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension and its associated risk factors: Results from a baseline survey of SWADES Family Cohort study" International Journal of Hypertension.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Faculty lecture during International Summer University in Social Work on Community-engaged Social Work Practice in India held on July 14, 2022 at UCLA (University of California in Los Angeles) USA.
  • Presented a paper on “Effectiveness of life-skill intervention on the well-being of youth: an intervention study on marginalized youth in Kerala” in the ASASWEI International Social Work Conference, South Africa, held on 01/09/2021
  • Faculty lecture on “Psychosocial Well-being of Children in India: Issues, Challenges and Responses" on July 10, 2019, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
  • Presented a paper on “Child Rights in India: Issues and Challenges” International week held on 28th March 2017 at Vives University, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • Presented a paper on “Social Diversity: Intercultural Social work in India” on 24th April 2017 at Catholic University of Eichstätt, Germany.

   NATIONAL

  • Presented a paper on “A study on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Entrepreneurs” in the 2nd National Conference on “Professional Social Work on Youth Development” organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD), Chennai, held on 25th and 26th March, 2022. 
  • Presented a paper on “Education of migrant labourer’s children” in the DYUTI national conference organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on “Equitable and inclusive education: Policy perspectives and social work responses” held on 10th and 11th March 2022.
  • Presented a paper on “Engaging Social Work among Migrants during COVID 19 Pandemic: Reflections from the Field” organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) in connection with ICSSR IMPRESS project from 19 to 20 April 2021.
  • Presented a paper on “Pandemic induced online education and mental stress among children” at DYUTI National Conference on “response to COVID 19 Pandemic: Social Work engagements and challenges” held on 25th and 26th February 2021 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kalamassery.
  • Presented a paper on “Parental support and behavioural problems in Adolescence” at Don Bosco College, Wayanad on 31st January 2020
  • Presented a paper on “Stress and coping methods adopted by women being the first time mother” at Don Bosco College, Wayanad on 31st January 2020.
  • Presented a paper on “Health and Quality of life of Transgender Youth in Kerala” at DYUTI International Seminar held on 10th January 2019 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  • Presented a paper on “Post Retirement Life of Elderly: An Analysis” at DYUTI International Conference held on 5th January 2017 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  • Presented a paper on “Psycho-Social well-being of teenaged orphans: The Increasing role of CSR” at DYUTI National Seminar held on 7th January 2016 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery.
  • Participated Faculty Development Programme “Get Ready for Opportunities at Work – GROW” organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell, RCSS from June 1st to 6th 2023.
  • Resource person in the conference “Training on Child Protection System” on the topic ‘Problems and challenges of children from vulnerable families’ jointly organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and CHILDLINE, Kochi on 30th March 2023.
  • Resource person in the conference “Training on Psycho-social interventions for children in difficult circumstances” on the topic ‘Psycho-social issues of children in difficult circumstances’ jointly organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and CHILDLINE, Kochi on 27th March 2023.
  • Chaired a session on “Health promotion initiatives communicable diseases” in DYUTI 2023, International Conference on Health Promotion: Global Perspectives and Practices, held on 11-13 January 2023 organized by Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous).
  • Participated in the 2nd National Conference on “Professional Social Work on Youth Development” organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD) held on 25th and 26th March, 2022. 
  • Resource person during the training for the international interns from Vives University, Belgium and University of Edinburgh, UK on the topic “Environmental Issues, Energy Conservation, waste amangement efforts in the campus” on 7th March, 2022.
  • Resource person in the seminar on “Identification of abusive relationships and prevention of domestic violence” organized by department of social work in association with Rajagiri outreach with the support of National Commission for Women, Government of India on 5th March 2022.
  • Chaired a session on the national conference on “Equitable and Inclusive Education: Policy, Perspective and Social Work Responses” held on 10th and 11th March 2022 organized by Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous).
  • Chaired a session on the national conference on “Covid-19 Impact on Social Work Education: Student’s Experiences and Reflections” held on 12th and 13th of August 2021.
  • Chaired a session on “National Research Conclave” organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) on 1st and 2nd July 2021.
  • Chaired a session in the national conference on “Children, Human Rights and Social Work” organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) held on 25th and 26th June 2021.
  • Chaired a session on “Changing Practices and Emerging Paradigms in the field Education of Undergraduate Social Work Programs” held on 4th June 2021, organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous).
  • Participated in the one-week training program on “Statistical Data Analysis using SPSS Software” organized by Science Tech Institute, Lucknow, from May 21 to 27, 2021
  • Participated in 5 days’ faculty and student development program on “The role of Science and Spirituality for a Harmonious and Fulfilling Human Community” organized by Research Foundation of India and St. Paul Institute of Professional Studies, Indore and JHERF from 15th March 2021 to 19th March 2021.
  • Chaired a session on “Psychosocial Responses by Social Workers” during the DYUTI 2021 National conference on” Response to COVID 19 Pandemic: Social Work Engagements and Challenges” held on 25-26 February 2021, organized by the Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kalamassery. 
  • Participated in 7 days National Faculty Development Programme on "Enhancing Psychological Skills and Behavioural Re-modelling" organised by the Department of Youth Welfare, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) during 19-25 October 2020.
  • Participated in a national seminar on “Democracy: An Educational Urgency in Multi-cultural and Multi-religious Contexts” organized by Centre for Education Beyond Curriculum, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore held on 11-12 February 2020.
  • Chaired a session on Health, Education, Employment and Migration during the DYUTI 2020 National conference on “Migration and Social Inclusion: Perspectives for Human Rights and Social Work Practice” at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 9th and 10th January 2020.
  • Organized and participated in the national conference on “Migration and Social Inclusion: Perspectives for Human Rights and Social Work Practice” at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 9th and 10th January 2020.
  • Completed Orientation course for the Programme Officers of the National Service Scheme held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences from 4th to 10th December 2019.  
  • Completed a course on “Social Service System in the USA” from 14th July 2019 to 19th July 2019 at Nazareth College, Rochester, USA.
  • Completed two weeks of faculty exchange programmes from June 29th, 2019 to July 14th 2019 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
  • Participated in the international workshop on “Social Work Education in the UK Professional Frameworks and Student Experience” at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 5th June 2019.
  • Participated and organized DYUTI, the International Seminar on Multi-Sectorial and Interdisciplinary Responses to Health and Well-being” at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 9 – 11 January 2019.
  • Completed PhD course work from CHRIST University, Bengaluru
  • Attended Training workshop on “Nvivo” at CHRIST University, Bangalore on 17-19, April 2018.
  • Conducted Jaivam Organic Farming Literacy Programme of MG University at T.V. Puram Panchayath, Vaikom.
  • Participated in the National Conference on “Current Political and Economic Situation in India and its impact on Higher Education” on September 9th and 10th 2017, at Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad.
  • Advanced statistical skills workshop at Rajagiri College, Kalamassery from 10th to 12th April 2017.
  • Completed four weeks faculty exchange programme from March 25th to April 29th 2017 at Vives University College, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • Participated in International Seminar on “Human Rights” from March 27th 2017 – March 31st 2017 at Vives University College, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • International Conference on “Healthy Ageing and Mental Health” at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 4th to 6th January 2017.
  • Participated 2nd National seminar on Youth Development at RGNIYD, Chennai on 30-31, March 2016
  • National Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Children”, at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 7-8, January 2016.
  • Attended Training workshop on SPSS at Rajagiri College, Kalamassery on 11-13, April 2016
  • TOT on Psycho-social care for children in conflict with the law at NIMHANS, Bangalore on 18-23, January 2016
  • Workshop on Recent Trends in Psychiatric Social Work at NIMHANS, Bangalore
  • Workshop on Performance Improvement at CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore

​​​​​​​WEBINAR

  • Participated in the “Open Research Publishing” webinar by Taylor & Francis Group held on 11 August 2020.
  • Participated in the webinar on “Publishing Research when English is your second language” by John Wiley & Sons held on 12 August 2020.
  • Participated in the National Webinar on “Role of youth in the prevention of cyber-crime with a focus on human trafficking” by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) held on 25 July 2020.
  • Participated in the International Webinar on “COVID-19 and its impact on Mental Health” by Don Bosco College, Golaghat, held on 11 July 2020.
  • Participated in the Webinar on “How to write and get published in peer-reviewed journals” by CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru held on 12 June 2020.
  • “The Science of Well-being” by Yale University on Coursera. Certificate earned on May 2, 2020.
  • “Introduction to systematic review and meta-analysis” by Johns Hopkins University, on Coursera. Certificate earned on May 5, 2020.
  • COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response, by WHO. Certificate earned on March 31, 2020.
  • "Qualitative Research by the University of California, on Coursera. Certificate earned on April 5, 2018".
  • “Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing by Yale University on Coursera. Certificate earned on February 19, 2018”.
  • "Understanding Research Methods by University of London & SOAS University of London on Coursera. Certificate earned on May 31, 2017".
  • ICSW (Indian Council of Social Welfare)
  • KAPS (Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers)
  • Life Member in Knights of Columbus(Barrie, Ontario, Canada)
  • As a member of the project team, won the special jury award – Second position (2019-20 and 2020-2021) given by the Government of Kerala under the category “Innovations and COVID Pandemic Management” for the Resiliency Engagement and Care in Health (REaCH).
  • Certificate of appreciation from Ernakulam district administration for the services in flood relief activities in Ernakulam District by the District collector of Ernakulam district.