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.
Type: Resource Package
Author: IFRC & World Vision
Evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces - Tools and Guidance for Monitoring and Evaluating Child Friendly Spaces
This document provides practical guidance to child protection and MHPSS practitioners for monitoring and evaluating Child Friendly Spaces. It presents tools for planning and implementing monitoring and evaluation. For each tool, the objectives are explained, along with insights and lessons on the usefulness of the tool.
Type: Guidance / Standard
Author: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, World Vision, UNICEF & Save the Children
Psychosocial Support for Children and Adolescents in Emergency Settings – Sudan
This manual is designed to assist facilitators and service providers in applying the minimum standards for psychosocial support (PSS) programs in Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS). It supports learning about psychological health programs and the principles of psychosocial health. It builds the skills needed to strengthen the capacity of children and adolescents to express their concerns and emotions, and stresses the importance of children’s and adolescent’s role in the evaluation process as direct beneficiaries. It aims to provide participants with the skills necessary to mobilize families and communities in the Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) programs and other centres and institutions dealing with children.
Author: UNICEF, NCCW & AUW 70
Facilitator’s Manual for Psychosocial Support Activities in Child Friendly Spaces, Communities and Schools – for Children, Adolescents and School Children Aged 6-10, 11-14 & 15-17 and their Caregivers
This manual provides organizations and schools with practical and high-quality psychosocial support tools to improve the quality of psychosocial support services that they offer to children and caregivers. It is divided into the following sections: instructions for facilitators; activities for children aged 6-10; activities for children aged 11-4; activities for adolescents aged 15-17; activities for children of all ages; activities for parents/caregivers; activities for school children; and monitoring and evaluation tools. There is a Trainer’s Guide accompanying this Manual (see Linked Resources section).
Trainers Guide – To train facilitators and teachers working in Child Friendly Spaces, Communities and Schools
This training guide is designed for trainers to train facilitators and teachers who will be involved in conducting psychosocial support activities in Child Friendly Spaces, schools or other community areas. It is designed to accompany the Facilitators’ Manual (see Linked Resources section). The training guide is divided into different sections: instructions for facilitators; an introduction to child protection and psychosocial support; activities for children aged 6-10 and 11-14; activities for adolescents aged 15-17 and children of all ages; activities with school children and caregivers; monitoring and evaluation. Handouts are included at the end.