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 at 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 ten years of experience in professional social work, academics and administration.

  • Ph.D. Scholar (CHRIST University, Bengaluru)
  • 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 Research on “Integrating Life Skill Education for Capacity Building of Youth Under DDU-GKY Programme”: An Intervention Study
  • Peer reviewer for the Department of Social Work and reviewed Medical Social Work Syllabus of St. Joseph College of Arts and Science (Autonomous) Cudallore.
  • Peer reviewer for the Department of Social Work and reviewed Group Work Syllabus of St. Joseph College of Arts and Science (Autonomous) Cudallore.
  • Shinto Joseph (2020) “Psycho-social well-being of adolescents from disadvantaged families”, International Journal of Disaster management and business continuity. ISSN: 2005-4289 IJDRBC
  • 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.
  • Shinto Joseph (2019) “Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of Hypertension and its associated risk factors: Results from baseline survey of SWADES Family Cohort study" International Journal of Hypertension.

INTERNATIONAL

  • 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.
  • 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 “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 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 USA” from 14th July 2019 to 19th July 2019 at Nazareth College, Rochester, USA.
  • Completed two weeks faculty exchange programme from June 29th, 2019 to July 14th 2019 at University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
  • 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.
  • 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, Hydrabad.
  • 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 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 law at NIMHANS, Bangalore on 18-23, January 2016
  • 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
  • Work shop on Recent Trends in Psychiatric Social Work at NIMHANS, Bangalore
  • Workshop on Performance Improvement at Christ University, Bangalore

WEBINAR

  • Participated in the webinar on “Open Research Publishing” 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 University of California, on Coursera. Certificate earned on April 5, 2018".
  • “Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing by Yale University on Courseera. 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)