A toolkit for reflective practice in supporting community-led child protection processes
The Toolkit aims to enable effective, sustainable community-led action that prevents and responds to child protection risks. This community-led approach is promising because it generates high levels of community ownership, enables children’s leadership, and helps communities to mobilize themselves for internally guided, positive change.
Author: Child Resilience Alliance
Manual on community based mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and displacement (2nd edition)
This manual aims to facilitate MHPSS experts and managers and partners in designing, implementing and evaluating community-based MHPSS programmes, projects and activities for emergency-affected and displaced populations in humanitarian settings. It consists of 16 chapters and two annexes covering: theories, describing processes (e.g. training, technical supervision, assessment and community mobilization), instructing on how to organize activities (e.g. sport and art-based activities, community-based supports for people with severe mental disorders), and tackling the operational dimension of linking MHPSS to other sectors, like protection, conflict transformation and livelihood support. It provides links and references to wider resources.
Community-based psychosocial support: Training manual
The aim of the training manual is to serve as a resource for field workers to develop, facilitate and conduct their own psychosocial workshops within their specific work or regional context. It is not a comprehensive source of information about psychosocial issues. It is a trainer’s guide for developing locally appropriate training. This training manual is meant to be a helping tool for the trainer to develop his or her own curriculum and sessions for a psychosocial training. It is meant to give ideas, inspiration, basic facts and central concepts when preparing a basic introduction to Community-based Psychosocial Support. This manual does not provide the trainer with ready made training modules, but expects each trainer to develop his or her curriculum and session plan according to the specific context and training situation. However, there are examples given for different kind of sessions.
Author: ACT Alliance & Church of Sweden
The Toolkit for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings
This toolkit provides a set of materials to assist managers and facilitators/animators in setting up and implementing quality Child Friendly Spaces (CFS). These resources have at their core the protection of children from harm; the promotion of psychosocial well-being; and the engagement of community and caregiver capacities. The CFS Toolkit contains: - ***Operational Guidance for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings: ***The guidance summarises key approaches to the protection of children and the promotion of their psychosocial well-being. It is directed to CFS managers and facilitators/animators. It has four chapters: introduction to CFS, setting up a CFS, information for CFS facilitators/animators and working with caregivers and community members. - ***The Activity Catalogue for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings:*** The catalogue provides materials for facilitators and animators responsible for implementing activities in a CFS. It features a wide range of easy-to-use resources, including sessions to open, close and review a programme of activities. It has a set of seven themed workshops which relate to key aspects of children’s psychosocial well-being. These resources provide structured activities that can be used in a sequence over a period of time, but are flexible too so that they can be used as standalone sessions. Activities are generally intended for children from 6 to 18 years, with some additional resources provided in the annexes for younger children, older children and adolescents. - ***Training for Implementers of Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings:*** This three-day training for CFS managers and coordinators addresses the challenges of setting up and implementing quality CFS in diverse circumstances. Using various case scenarios, trainees are exposed to realistic demands and equipped to find practical solutions to challenges faced in the field. The training draws on resources from the Operational Guidance for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings and the Activity Catalogue for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings. - ***Training for Facilitators of Activities for Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings:*** This training manual complements the Training for Implementers of Child Friendly Spaces in Humanitarian Settings. It provides practical training for facilitators on the Activity Catalogue to support the effective implementation of the structured activities for children in different contexts. Ideally, this should follow on directly from the three-day implementer training.
Author: IFRC & World Vision
Hopeful, Healthy, and Happy Living and Learning Toolkit
The toolkit is a set of materials directed towards children, parents, caregivers and teachers in various settings, which promote psychosocial wellbeing and link with key life skills to strengthen social and emotional learning. The toolkit provides useful resources for families and school communities for current times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also designed for broader reach too, being equally relevant to any kind of crisis or emergency in seeking to support the health, happiness and hopefulness of communities wherever they may be. There are three tools in this toolkit. They are: (1) the Guide for Teachers, (2) the Parent-Caregiver Guide and (3) the Activity Guide for Teachers, Parents and Children. 1. Guide for Teachers – This Guide has been designed for teachers supporting children in their return to school in the wake of the pandemic. It opens with a set of general group-building exercises, followed by themed activities focussing on 16 key life skills supporting the personal, cognitive and interpersonal development of children. The exercises are suitable for a wide range of different age groups from pre-school to secondary school. The exercises could also be combined with sports and leisure activities in clubs or community centres, and in safe spaces for children in humanitarian settings. 2. Parent-Caregiver Guide – This booklet has been developed for parents and caregivers and is designed to provide guidance and inspiration around psychosocial wellbeing in the household in the face of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It features six fictional families from different corners of the world who are facing challenges in their lives in the course of dealing with COVID-19. Positive messages to encourage parents and caregivers in the care of their children at this demanding time are given such as structuring the day, taking time to check in with one another, using positive discipline, talking about loss, dealing with stigma, and protecting children online. At the end of the guide, there is a useful checklist for the whole household to help everyone reflect on how they are doing as a family. There is also a set of prompts for families who wish to make a COVID-19 hero book. 3. Activity Guide – This Guide for Teachers, Parents and Children features fun activities for children at home, in school or for remote use. In a home learning environment, for example, the activities could be done with a sibling group. Each activity is flagged as best done with a group or whether it may be adapted for use with a single child. The activities have been carefully designed to engage with children in relation to social and emotional learning around self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and decision-making.
Author: IFRC, Education Cannot Wait, MHPSS.net, REPSSI and APSSI
Improving Learning Environments Together in Emergencies (ILET) Package
This resource is a detailed training package on using assessments for improving learning environments in humanitarian contexts through community participation. ILET empowers communities to improve the quality of the learning environment through a data-driven, participatory, sustainable process of planning and implementing School Improvement Plans. ILET offers a set of easy-to-use data collection tools, real-time analysis, and visualization via a user-friendly web-based platform with both mobile and paper data collection features. Collecting data and sharing results with the communities in a timely manner enforces transparency, increases accountability and ownership and stimulates the creation of local solutions. The ILET package consists of three pillars: - Guidance Documents: the Overview Document, Step by Step Guide, Training Manual (including training handouts + training powerpoint) - Data Management: Data Management Platform, Data Management Handbook, Data Collection Tools - Program Templates: School Findings Cards, School Improvement Plan Poster, in addition to program management templates such as results framework and budget samples.
Author: Save the Children
Compendium of Resources A Supporting Document to UNICEF’s Operational Guidance: Community Based Child Protection
"This detailed compendium supports UNICEF’s Operational Guidance on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (see Linked Resources section). It provides a set of resources for the four different MHPSS intervention levels as well as a section on Monitoring and Evaluation Resources. For each resource there is: a description; notes on appropriate use, scope, training requirements for using the resource and key inputs required; links to the resource itself and information about key tools contained within it; and notes about applications and further references. The compendium provides resources to inspire program development across a broad spectrum of approaches within the frame of the IASC Guidelines for MHPSS in Emergencies."