The Ummeed Child Development Center (Mumbai India) provides specialized care for most developmental disabilities and has moved into areas of training, research and advocacy. It is now one of the country’s leading NGOs, much respected for its work in the field of children with disabilities.
The idea of Ummeed was born while Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy was working at Children’s Hospital in Boston as a Developmental Pediatrician. The resources available at the hospital and community there brought home to her the paucity of facilities available for children with developmental disabilities in India.
The Ummeed Training Center offers a year-long Mental Health Training Program that builds on narrative ideas and practices.
Narrative Therapy, Which Aims To Empower The Patient With Self-Generated Coping Skills Inspired By Fables, Is Finding Eager Practitioners At NGO Ummeed Child Development Center
The Room Full of Stories narrative therapy conference in Mumbai (October 2016), the first in the country, draws focus on how children with special needs can benefit from it.
Aileen de Souza discusses applying Narrative as a psychologist at the Sethu Center for Child Development and Family Guidance in Goa, India for her final presentation of Ummeed Child Development Center’s year-long Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy.
Please refer to the section Counseling in a Range of Contexts for glimpses into the Ummeed Child Development Center’s year long Mental Health Training Program, and emerging narrative practices in India.