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Do current poverty levels amount to human rights abuse in Asia-Pacific region?

Started Apr 3, 2013 0 Replies

 1-2 July 2013University sains MalaysiaSchool of Social Sciences9 AM– 5:PM both days   We hope to  bring together scholars on human rights and development to discuss how a human rights approach to…Continue

Tags: nations, Human, rights, SAARC, asia

Professional Social Workers in Envionmental Causes- Activism

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I would be grateful to any assistance that could be provided by fellow activists, researchers, academics in social work and human services, that can identify professional social workers that have…Continue

Call for Papers Coping and Resilience

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The International Resilience Institute Sydney (IRIS consulting) is working with Dr Venkat Pulla of Charles Stuart University and a number of distinguished board of editors to publish its first…Continue

Tags: perspectives, international, resilience, Coping


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"Introduction We are living in times of rapid social transformations. Amidst the change, turmoil and erosion of values and norms there still seems to be a desire to rekindle cooperation and build shared visions. Nations, societies, communities,…"
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"it is pleasure to know your personal and professional motivations and persuasions. Dr Venkat Pulla vpulla@csu.edu.au  "
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Do current poverty levels amount to human rights abuse in Asia-Pacific region?

 1-2 July 2013University sains MalaysiaSchool of Social Sciences9 AM– 5:PM both days   We hope to  bring together scholars on human rights and development to discuss how a human rights approach to development can be used to address the issues of poverty in both Asian and the pacific regions. Asia offers interesting contrasts in that some countries like Singapore and China have attained high economic growth rates while rejecting the western notions of human rights. Other countries in Asia…See More
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Feb 17, 2013
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Contours of Coping and Resilience

 Venkat Pulla : Charles Sturt University, Australia, vpulla@csu.edu.auAbstractThis chapter presents an introduction to the two concepts of coping and resilience, with their varied dimensions, in order to unravel the concepts.  The chapter begins with brief stories that…See More
Jan 10, 2013
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"warm welcome to such a distiguished team"
Jun 13, 2012
Dr.Venkat Pulla commented on Dr. Syed Mohammed Anwer's blog post Art for peace and collaboration between India and Pakistan
" thank you anwer saheb Inshalla a day will come. There is a conference taking place in Nepal on strengths  based practice in social work and human services. it would be a great idea to send a poster to the confernce  or come by…"
Apr 28, 2012
Dr.Venkat Pulla commented on Dr. Syed Mohammed Anwer's blog post Art for peace and collaboration between India and Pakistan
" The author certainly means well. Hindusthani as zabani or spoken language has  many urdu words or alfaz. The spirit with which this unity call is being raised  calls for celebration. The music is one, the ragas are one, the rhythm is…"
Apr 28, 2012

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Venkat Pulla, is Coordinator of Social Work degree programs at the Australian Catholic University, Banyo, Brisbane. He has worked previously at School of Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, and Charles Sturt University and Northern Territory University ( now known as Charles Darwin University). Venkat spent some 15 years preparing social work graduates and a couple of years in capacity development of public sector management through British Aid (DFID) Projects in Metros India. At the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Osmania University. In India he received a Fellowship of the Ashoka International Foundation, Washington and received other concurrent supports to become an international travelling activist/ lecturer for two years covering countries such as Germany, Netherlands, UK, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and the USA, presenting and researching the inextricable relationships between development, welfare and ecology. Venkat is a Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Social Worker, a Tata Dorabji Scholar and has a doctorate in the field of Community Development obtained in India. His work life includes positions as Head of the Social Work Department at the Northern Territory University, Darwin for three years and several years in India in Teaching and Training at the College of Social Work, Hyderabad, and He has recognition in areas of training for performance measures, quality, change management, strength based child protection, family directed practice, trauma torture counselling and refugee resettlement. His policy consulting included health policy, urbanisation, poverty alleviation, social infrastructures, disability and aged care, wage reform, employee strategies, and industrialisation.

His life has been an incredible journey. It has savoured vignettes at the coal face in human services as well as offered him stints of consulting to India’s National Commission on Urbanisation, set up by Rajeev Gandhi, a visionary Prime Minister. It threw open a travelling lectureship around the USA, Europe and Asia and brought in consulting opportunities with federal and state departments and international non-government organisations such as ICCO, Memisa and HIVOS from the Netherlands, BFW and EZE from Germany, OXFAM and ODA from the United Kingdom and UNICEF amongst others.

In 1992 he moved to Australia as the foundation Head of Social Work at the Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia for four years. Since 1996 Venkat worked extensively with refugees and migrants being the Acting Coordinator of Brisbane Migrant Resource Centre. Later, he moved to Queensland’s Department of Families to do Child Protection work and did various stints starting from Family Services Officer, Team Leader, Senior Practitioner and Senior Quality Assurance Office, and has worked extensively in the disability services Queensland.

Venkat has extensive clinical as well as organisational experience across a wide range of service settings. His approach is completely hands on that ensure quality in all his consultancies. Venkat has founded the Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice which innovates and advances a variety of training methodologies that actively interact and manage change. Until recently he has been Lecturer at the Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia. He held the Vice President of the Australian Association of Social Workers, Queensland and is a member of the accreditation panel for schools of social work in Australia and Convenor, International Social Work Interest Group, AASW (QLD)

Venkat can be contacted at

dr.venkat.pulla@gmail.com and vpulls@usc.edu.au
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Coping and Resilence . Hope Building.

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Contours of Coping and Resilience

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At 3:12pm on January 28, 2011, Prince Godwin Korieocha said…

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At 3:36am on January 4, 2010, Dr.Venkat Pulla said…
I am a social worker and a practitioner at the grassrooots. i guess when you need comments i will certainly offer them Dr venkat Pulla
At 1:53am on January 4, 2010, Bhim Nath Regmi said…
Hi Pulla,

I am from Nepal and now I am studying Peace and Conflict at UPEACE, a UN mandated UNiversity in Central America. I liked your profile. Now Im preparing a curriculum on Conflict, Peace and Development. I think you have much knowledge on it. Please say me hello in this address bhimnathregmi@gmail.com

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