Conflict Management and Peace Building in Everyday Life: A resource kit for children and youth
The Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Everyday Life resource kit contains a series of tools that have been collected, adapted and used with and by children and youth in diverse socio-cultural and political contexts. The tools may be used with and by children and youth to analyse conflict, to plan, implement and assess conflict management and peace building activities. They can also be used to develop and strengthen strategic plans for peace building in different settings, such as family and school, and at community, district and national levels. This kit will be useful for education programme managers, education advisors, and teachers.
Type: Practitioner ToolTraining ResourceToolkitActivity Resource
Author: Save the Children
Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Youth Programming: A Toolkit
The Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Youth Programming: A Toolkit provides strategies and tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs and activities for youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and conflict-affected contexts. The Toolkit is a resource for standalone youth MHPSS programs and MHPSS activities that are integrated into cross-sectoral youth-focused programs (e.g., health, gender, and gender-based violence or GBV, workforce development/youth employment, education, violence prevention, peace, and stability, etc.). The Toolkit includes guidance based on good practice for MHPSS, with recommendations for adapting program designs to community needs and the local context.
Author: USAID & YouthPower2
Young People’s Participation and Mental Health: A Protocol for Practitioners
The Young People’s Participation and Mental Health: A Protocol for Practitioners supports individual and organizational capacities to safeguard the mental health and psychosocial well-being of young people in participation processes, to ensure young people’s meaningful participation across programming, research, advocacy and communications. Developed by UNICEF's Adolescent Development and Participation team, the resource is intended for use by all individuals (including young people themselves) who plan or implement participatory processes with young people -- not only those in the mental health field.
Type: Guidance / StandardPractitioner Tool
Child Protection in Emergency Shelters for Refugees: A checklist for temporary accommodation for children and families
The Child Protection in Emergency Shelters for Refugees: A checklist for temporary accommodation for children and families presents the most important protection requirements for refugee children, young people and their families and ensures these are met, based on tried and tested quality assessment tool, “the children’s rights check”. This checklist is intended to help operators and staff to determine the situation regarding children’s rights in a shelter, and if necessary, to quickly initiate measures to improve the situation. For this purpose, five quality areas were chosen: Protection, health, participation and the cross-cutting areas of human resources and infrastructure. To check how well you are positioned to meet the needs of children, young people and their families, we translated these categories into everyday observations. Tick off the things that are already going well and highlight the areas where you still need to make adjustments. This will allow you to recognise those areas that require further action. The check list is aimed at shelters where people stay for approximately 24 to 48 hours.
Type: Practitioner Tool
Author: Save the Children Germany
The Right of Children to Participate in Public Decision-Making Processes
The Right of Children to Participate in Public Decision-Making Processes is a report commissioned by the Child Rights Governance team at Save the Children and was undertaken by the Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law at University College Cork and the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast. It brings together the research literature and the experience of civil society organisations working around the world to promote effective engagement with and participation by children and young people in decisions by national and local governments. Drawing on examples from a variety of countries representing diverse economic, social, political and cultural circumstances, it identifies the building blocks that are conducive to the effective participation of children in public decision-making.
Type: Advocacy ResourceAcademic Publication
Author: Save the Children International
Disability-inclusive Child Safeguarding Guidelines and Toolkit
The Disability-inclusive Child Safeguarding Guidelines and Toolkit have been developed to respond to an existing gap in child safeguarding practices, which often fail to recognize the specific requirements and adaptations needed to ensure the safety of children with disabilities. The guidelines build on consultations with children and youth with disabilities as well as experience from over 20 organisations. They serve to build knowledge and frame the rationale supporting the relevance and necessity of Disability-Inclusive Child Safeguarding. Through the guidelines, you will find information about best practices, as well as practical tools and helpful recommendations. The different chapters are useful for both organising for disability-inclusive child safeguarding and for making each step of the child safeguarding cycle disability-inclusive. The toolkit provides helpful solutions for organisations and practitioners working across development and humanitarian sectors on how to plan for disability-inclusive child safeguarding programmes. Each tool provided shows how to include children with disabilities within programmes, this is important as it is essential we identify, monitor, and build into our programme design risks that children with disabilities may experience as a result of engaging in activities or programmes.
Type: Guidance / StandardPractitioner Tool
Author: Able Child Africa & Save the Children
The Nine Basic Requirements for Meaningful and Ethical Children’s Participation
The Nine Basic Requirements for Meaningful and Ethical Child Participation provides guidance on how to have meaningful child participation safely and ethically. This is a key tool for ensuring quality child participation in any initiative with children. It is presented in an easy-to-read colorful format and includes checklists and simple tools for easy access and use. They help to improve quality across global programs, advocacy, and campaigns. Further, they help ensure children’s voices are heard and respected.
Type: Guidance / Standard
Author: Save the Children