Overview of the National Curricula Statement for Lifeskills Relevant to Behaviour Change

Overview of the National Curricula Statement for Lifeskills Relevant to Behaviour Change

This document lists the curricula content for the Life Orientation syllabus from Grade R – 12 where the content is relevant for behaviour change programmes such as violence prevention. Content related to health, visual arts, physical activities, work and study skills etc, has been excluded.  This document will assist practitioners…

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Understanding Of The Direct And Indirect Determinants Of Violence Against Women And Children  In South Africa

Understanding Of The Direct And Indirect Determinants Of Violence Against Women And Children In South Africa

Understanding these drivers therefore provides a gateway  into building effective child protection systems based on  violence prevention. Understanding the true extent of  violence against children has also been challenging due to  the lack of reliable national prevalence estimates as well as  the magnitude of under-reporting of some types of violence.  …

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World Health Organisation Violence Prevention Resource

World Health Organisation Violence Prevention Resource

Today, WHO releases the Violence Prevention Information System – “Violence Info” – a global interactive knowledge platform of scientific findings about the prevalence, consequences, causes and prevention of various forms of violence. The tool contains global, regional and national homicide rates from WHO Global Health Estimates, and country-specific information on…

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Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system to address violence

Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system to address violence

In May 2014, the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA67.15 on “Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children”. It requests the Director-General “to develop, with the full participation of Member States, and in consultation with United Nations…

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Global  Guidance  On  Addressing  School-Related   Gender-Based  Violence

Global Guidance On Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

This guidance aims to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource  on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), including clear, knowledge-based operational guidance,  diverse case studies drawn from examples of promising practice and recommended tools for the education  sector and its partners working to eliminate gender-based violence. It distils programme knowledge based on  existing…

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Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support within Early Childhood Development For practitioners working with children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, poverty and conflict

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support within Early Childhood Development For practitioners working with children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, poverty and conflict

The main points that you will take away from this guide are that:

 

  • Young children and babies are social and emotional beings. Focusing on psychosocial support means building on the social and emotional aspects of a child’s life, as well as their physical and

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Doorways I: Student Training Manual On School-Related Gender-Based Violence   Prevention and Response

Doorways I: Student Training Manual On School-Related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response

The Doorways program is a series of manuals targeting three key audiences: teachers, students and community members. These three groups can create a critical  mass in schools that will bring about transformative, lasting change. working at  the community level is central to making schools safe, and the Doorways program  can…

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Doorways II: Community Counselor  Training Manual on school-related Gender-Based Violence  Prevention and response

Doorways II: Community Counselor Training Manual on school-related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and response

The Doorways program is a series of manuals targeting three key audiences: teachers, students and community members. These three groups can create a critical  mass in schools that will bring about transformative, lasting change. working at  the community level is central to making schools safe, and the Doorways program  can…

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Doorways III: Teacher Training Manual on school-related Gender-Based Violence  Prevention and response

Doorways III: Teacher Training Manual on school-related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and response

The Doorways program is a series of manuals targeting three key audiences: teachers, students and community members. These three groups can create a critical  mass in schools that will bring about transformative, lasting change. working at  the community level is central to making schools safe, and the Doorways program  can…

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Opening Our Eyes: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in South African Schools – A Manual for Educators

Opening Our Eyes: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in South African Schools – A Manual for Educators

Opening Our Eyes: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in South African Schools consists of eight workshops. Each workshop covers a particular topic and lasts for approximately two hours. Workshop 1 should be presented first since it introduces Gender-based Violence to participants. It is recommended that after presenting Workshop 4, Abuse of Learners:…

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Journeys: Activity Handbook For  Teachers And School Staf

Journeys: Activity Handbook For Teachers And School Staf

The Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) is implementing the National Strategic Plan on Violence against Children in Schools (VACiS) 2015–2020 and the 2014 Reporting, Tracking, Referral, and Response (RTRR) Guidelines. Everyone can participate in the journey towards building a positive and supportive school community. The purpose of Journeys…

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Programme Handbook For A Safe And Enabling Environment In Schools

Programme Handbook For A Safe And Enabling Environment In Schools

This handbook was written for teachers, school associates and principals involved in the development of school programmes aimed at reducing violence and creating a safe and enabling environment in schools (the ‘sees’ programme). the full package of materials accompanying this handbook includes a ‘booklet for Parents’ who want to know…

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Evaluating the Psycho-Social Environment of Your School

Evaluating the Psycho-Social Environment of Your School

This tool contains a questionnaire (the Psycho-social Environment Profile) developed by the World Health Organization to evaluate the extent to which a school’s environment contributes to the social and emotional well-being of its students and staff. It includes instructions for scoring the questionnaire, and for using the findings to plan…

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The prevention of violence in childhood through parenting programmes: a global review

The prevention of violence in childhood through parenting programmes: a global review

Child maltreatment is a global problem affecting both high income  (HICs) and low and middle income countries (LMICs). However research  has shown that children who live in the world’s poorest countries  and communities are more likely to suffer from abuse and neglect.  There is some evidence that parenting interventions can…

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Disclosure of physical, emotional and sexual child abuse, help-seeking and access to abuse response services in two South African Provinces

Disclosure of physical, emotional and sexual child abuse, help-seeking and access to abuse response services in two South African Provinces

Physical, emotional and sexual child abuse are major problems in  South Africa. This study investigates whether children know about  post-abuse services, if they disclose and seek services, and what  the outcomes of help-seeking behaviour are. It examines factors  associated with request and receipt of services. Confidential self- report questionnaires were…

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The frequency and predictors of poly-victimisation of South African children and the role of schools in its prevention

The frequency and predictors of poly-victimisation of South African children and the role of schools in its prevention

Violence has become a characteristic feature of South African  society, with women and children often bearing the brunt of this.  Contemporary research suggests that the key to stemming the tide  of child victimisation is understanding the complete inventory of  victimisations that may co-occur during childhood. There is growing  recognition that…

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Understanding the linkages between social safety nets and childhood violence: a review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries

Understanding the linkages between social safety nets and childhood violence: a review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries

A recently published a review article, Understanding the linkages between social safety nets and childhood violence: a review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries in Health Policy Plan 2017 is based on a background paper prepared for Know Violence in Childhood by…

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