Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Programme Manual

Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Programme Manual

This manual is written to encourage professionals within the criminal justice and child welfare systems to incorporate therapy animals into their programs Children’s advocacy centers (CACs), child protection agencies, hospitals, prosecutors’ and courthouses are well-suited to welcome therapy animals This manual is also written to set forth the proper handling…

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Tackling Violence in Schools – Bridging the gap between standards and practice

Tackling Violence in Schools – Bridging the gap between standards and practice

The report illustrates each of these six areas with recent initiatives aimed at preventing violence against children. It also gives special attention to the issue of violence in schools from the perspective of children belonging to particularly vulnerable groups, including girls, children with disabilities, belonging to minorities or who are…

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The shrinking world of girls at puberty: Violence and gender-divergent access to the public sphere among adolescents in South Africa

The shrinking world of girls at puberty: Violence and gender-divergent access to the public sphere among adolescents in South Africa

This study of children in grades 5 and 8-9 in KwaZulu-Natal finds greater ‘gender divergence in access to the public sphere’ for older children (those in grades 8-9) than for younger children (those in grade 5).

With puberty, girls’ worlds shrink, while boys’ expand. While this is

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Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

This Handbook has been produced by the global Gender-based Violence (GBV) Area of Responsibility Working Group as a quick reference tool for all individuals and agencies involved in GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian/ emergency settings. The handbook contains practical guidance on leadership roles, key responsibilities and specific actions to…

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Violence Unwrapped: The social and economic burden of violence against children in South Africa

Violence Unwrapped: The social and economic burden of violence against children in South Africa

Violence against children exists in every country in the world, cutting across culture, class, education, income and ethnic origin. South Africa is no exception. Violence against children can have lifelong adverse health, social and economic consequences for survivors, including behavioural problems and risky sexual behaviours; mental and physical health

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Program H Toolkit – Working with Young Men Series

Program H Toolkit – Working with Young Men Series

A set of methodologies to motivate young men to critically reflect on rigid  norms related to manhood and how they influence their lives in different spheres: health, personal relations, sexual and reproductive health, and fatherhood. This  toolkit provides programme planners, health providers, peer educators, and others who work with young…

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Responsive Parenting: A strategy to prevent violence

Responsive Parenting: A strategy to prevent violence

This edition of Early Childhood Matters addresses the theme of responsive parenting, and in particular the potential for responsive parenting programmes to reduce the incidence of violence against young children. Articles examine the state of research, experiences in adapting parenting programmes to new cultural contexts, and the experiences of particular…

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Involving children and young people in violence prevention and protection

Involving children and young people in violence prevention and protection

Executive summary of a two-day regional technical workshop held in Bangkok 5-6 March 2009 attended by Save the Children staff and partners from 18 countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Broadly, the workshop on involving children and young people in violence prevention and protection, stressed two points:…

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Integrating Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention: A landscape analysis: Networks, campaigns, movements, and initiatives

Integrating Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention: A landscape analysis: Networks, campaigns, movements, and initiatives

While there is considerable programmatic and strategic overlap between the areas of early childhood development and violence prevention, progress in achieving deeper and more sustainable impact by building synergy across the two has been limited. This report by CPC Learning Network faculty affiliate Dr. Cassie Landers, supported by

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Listen and Learn: Participatory assessment with children and adolescents

Listen and Learn: Participatory assessment with children and adolescents

This tool promotes an ethical approach to participatory assessments for children and adolescents that moves away from structured dialogue and focus group discussions. The tool introduces participatory methods that are suitable for engaging with children and adolescents and includes a number of participatory assessment activities. Program teams should consider this…

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A Process Oriented Approach (POA) To Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

A Process Oriented Approach (POA) To Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Save the Children has adopted an approach to sexuality education, which is known as the Process Oriented Approach to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (POA). The POA is targeted at the adult community, which has been highlighted to be a critical stakeholder in Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information discourse. This…

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The Foundations of Tanzanian Teaching: Training for educators in core teaching competencies

The Foundations of Tanzanian Teaching: Training for educators in core teaching competencies

Poor quality teaching underpins the global crisis in child learning. Teachers in low-income and crisis-affected settings are often encouraged to improve the quality of their classroom instruction through training supplied by civil society organisations. This training too often leads to a minimal change in classroom practice. This toolkit of foundational…

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A World Free from Child Poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision

A World Free from Child Poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision

Published by UNICEF and the Coalition to End Global Poverty, of which Save the Children is a co-lead, this guide harnesses the combined knowledge and experience of the participating NGOs and other organizations to support national processes to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 1) on Ending Poverty. SDG1 explicitly

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Accelerated Education: 10 principles for effective practice

Accelerated Education: 10 principles for effective practice

These 10 principles aim to clarify the essential components of effective accelerated education programmes (AEP). Each principle contains evidence-informed best practices which can be viewed as a series of key actions or indicators to support the design, implementation and evaluation of accelerated education work. They can be used by AEP…

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Child Sensitivity in Poverty Alleviation Programming: An analytical toolkit

Child Sensitivity in Poverty Alleviation Programming: An analytical toolkit

Child-sensitive policies, programmes and interventions explicitly aim to maximize the benefits for children and minimize any harm. However, increasing income and assets at the household level does not always result in positive impacts for children. Some poverty alleviation (PA) interventions can have neutral or unintended negative impacts on children….

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Children’s Healthy Nutrition: Advice and recipes for the nutrition of 6-month to 6-year old children

Children’s Healthy Nutrition: Advice and recipes for the nutrition of 6-month to 6-year old children

Healthy nutrition is necessary throughout all life stages, from the early stages of fetal development during gestation, to the delivery, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, up until late adulthood. A good and appropriate nutrition is essential to healthy and active life, growth, physical and mental development, working, and learning.

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Early Childhood Development in Emergencies Manual

Early Childhood Development in Emergencies Manual

This manual provides guidance on how to assess need, design, and implement Early Childhood Development in Emergencies (ECDiE), supporting each of the four core components of a response: early learning and stimulating environments, positive child-caregiver interaction, protective environments, and holistic child wellbeing. It includes a brief introduction to ECDiE and…

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