Admissions 2020

Department of Social Work

Fr. Shinto Joseph CMI

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Phil.

Email-ID : shintot@gmail.com

Fr. Shinto completed his post-graduation in social work with specialization in medical and psychiatric social work from Loyola College (Autonomous) Chennai, and he holds MPhil in Social Work from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research in the area of psycho-social well-being of adolescents from disadvantaged families. He has two years of pastoral work experience in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada. He has been a visiting scholar in Vives University, Belgium, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, Lille University, France, Nazareth College, USA and University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. He has more than nine years of experience in professional social work, academics and administration.

  • M.Phil. (SW), M.G. University, Kottayam.
  • M.A. Social Work (Medical & Psychiatry), Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai.
  • Asst. Director, KRIPA (Kerala Rehabilitation Institute for the Physically Affected), Chunangumvely.
  • Asst. Director, Sevagram, Caring for the uncared, Pothy.
  • Soft Skill trainer at DDU GKY, Rajagiri, Kalamassery
  • PGDYD (Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Development) programme coordinator of RCSS, Kalamassery
  • School Counselor at Amala CMI Public School, Kottarappilly, Vaikom.

RESEARCH

  • Children and Youth
  • Environment

TRAINING

  • Social Legislations
  • Administration of Social Welfare Agencies
  • Child Rights
  • Social Case Work
  • Social Group Work
  • Psychology

 

  • M.Phil. Field practicum on “Capacity Building Among Unemployed Youth Involved In Skill Training At Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana” (DDU-GKY)
  • M.Phil Research on “Integrating Life Skill Education for Capacity Building of Youth Under DDU-GKY Programme”: An Intervention Study

NATIONAL

  • Jointly 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.
  • Jointly 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.
  • Jointly 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 “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 “Parental support and behavioural problems in Adolescence” at Don Bosco College, Wayanad on 31st January, 2020

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • 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.
  • Presented a paper on “Psychosocial Well-being of Children in India: Issues, Challenges and Responses" on July 10, 2019 at University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
  • Work shop on Recent Trends in Psychiatric Social Work at NIMHANS, Bangalore
  • Workshop on Performance Improvement at Christ University, Bangalore
  • Seminar on the Person’s with Disabilities Act, 1995 and Rules at Santhwana Institute, Ernakulam
  • Organized and participated a National Seminar on “75 years of Professional Social          Work Practice in India: Contribution and Way Forward.”, Loyola College, Chennai
  • Organized and participated a seminar on Challenges in Rehabilitation of the Persons with Disabilities, Jeevas Kendra, Aluva
  • TOT on Psychosocial care for children in conflict with law at NIMHANS, Bangalore on 18-23, January 2016
  • 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
  • International Conference on “Healthy Ageing and Mental Health” at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery on 4th to 6th January 2017.
  • Completed four weeks faculty exchange programme from March 25th to April 29th 2017 at Vives University College, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • Participated International Seminar on “Human Rights” from March 27th 2017 – March 31st 2017 at Vives University College, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • Advanced statistical skills workshop at Rajagiri College, Kalamassery from 10th to 12th April, 2017.
  • 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, Hydrabad.
  • Conducted Jaivam Organic Farming Literacy Programme of MG University at T.V. Puram Panchayath, Vaikom.
  • Attended Training workshop on “Nvivo” at CHRIST University, Bangalore on 17-19, April 2018.
  • Completed PhD course work from CHRIST University, Bengaluru
  • 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.
  • Participated 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.
  • Completed two weeks faculty exchange programme from June 29th, 2019 to July 14th 2019 at University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
  • Completed a course on “Social Service System in USA” from 14th July 2019 to 19th July 2019 at Nazareth College, Rochester, USA.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ICSW (Indian Council of Social Welfare)
  • KAPS (Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers)
  • Life Member in Knights of Columbus(Barrie, Ontario, Canada)