Theme & Sub-THemes



Emerging Trends in Youth Development (Best Practices & Sustainable Models)

Sub Themes ( For Paper & Poster Presentation)

    Youth Development – Education and Skill Development Intervention
  • Livelihood promotion
  • Vocational training and skills development
  • Educational and career counselling
  • Promoting entrepreneurship
  • Life skills development
  • Employability skills development
  • Inclusive education for marginalized youth
  • Use of ICT in youth development
  • Social media and youth development
    Youth Development – Physical Wellbeing Perspective
  • Personal hygiene and sanitation
  • Physical fitness and wellbeing
  • adolescent reproductive health
  • adolescent reproductive rights
  • road safety practices
  • healthy diets and lifestyles
  • health issues of youth – alcohol and drug abuse
    Youth Development – Psychological Wellbeing Perspective
  • Social responsibility
  • Youth leadership
  • Youth and governance
  • National integration and strengthening eclectic nature
  • Pride in nationalism
  • Service learning
  • Volunteerism
  • Youth advocacy
    Youth Development – Role Of Stakeholders
  • Family
  • Community
  • Civil societies
  • Government
  • Youth workers
  • Youth policies
  • Youth Development Index
    Youth Development – Inclusive Approach
  • Inclusive education for the marginalized people and ethnic minorities
  • Working with youth at risk
  • Initiatives for preventing youth trafficking
  • Migrant youth
  • Youth with disabilities

Outcome of the Conference:

One of the major outcomes will be the documentation of Best Practices/Interventions/Models in Youth Work/Youth Development presented by the invited panel speakers in the Panel sessions – This will be published as an Edited Book by Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia with ISBN and will be released on 20th January 2017 in the Inaugural session of the conference.

The other outcome will be the publication of selected papers presented in the conference in the Peer reviewed Bi-Annual Journal of the college -“ Sacred Heart Journal of Science & Humanities” with ISSN number – ( 2277-6613). This special edition journal will be published by end of February 2017.


Who can Participate?

  • Students, Youth leaders and Research Scholars of Youth Work, Social Work, Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Academicians and Researchers in the field of Youth Work, Social Work, Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Practitioners in Youth Development/Youth Work from Govt. /INGO sector/ Corporate sector

Conference Conveners

Dr. J. Henry Rozario

Associate Professor & Head,
P.G.& Research Dept. of Social Work, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur,Vellore Dst. TN, India,
Ph: +91 99444 02956;

Dr. Maria Charles, SDB

Director, Don Bosco Youth Animation, South Asia
Don Bosco House, SPCI
C-991, New Palam Extension, Sector 7,
Dwarka, New Delhi - 110077
Mobile: +91 996874 7667, 9791888208


Deadline for Submitting Papers

Abstract: 31th December 2016

Acceptance: 3rd  January 2017

Full Paper: 13th January 2017


Registration for Participation and Paper Presentation

Early Bird Registration: 31st December
On the Spot Registration is available but accommodation cannot be arranged for them.


Venue: John Med Block (Room: No: 205), Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur-635 601, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India