MHPSS through Education



The Children's Resilience Programme: Psychosocial support in and out of schools

The Children’s Resilience Programme aims to: improve cooperation and peaceful interaction between children; improve the motivation to play, problem solving and positive attitude to others; enhance positive expectations to the future; enhance impulse control; and enhance capacity and awareness about self-protection and protection of peers. It uses a nonclinical psychosocial and protection methodology that focuses on children’s positive coping and resilience. It comprises 8-16 structured workshops for children aged 10-16 years old. The programme can be implemented for children in and out of school, during or after disasters, in situations of armed conflict, for children affected by HIV, or as part of preventative social work. It is designed to be implemented by the same one or two facilitators once or twice a week with the same group of children. ### This resource kit provides guidance for designing and implementing the Children’s Resilience Programme and contains the following resources: - The booklet *Understanding Children’s Wellbeing* provides an introduction to psychosocial support, child protection and children’s reactions to difficult events. - The *Programme Manager’s Handbook* guides managers on how to plan, implement and evaluate Children’s Resilience Programmes. - The *Facilitator Handbook 1: Getting Started* consists of an introduction to the Children’s Resilience Programme, the first 5 workshops for the children, three additional workshops and two options to use to end a workshop track, as well as the guide for meetings with parents and caregivers. - The *Facilitator Handbook 2: Workshop* tracks consists of four workshop tracks that are concerned with Protection against abuse and exploitation, Children affected by armed conflict, Children affected by disaster and Children affected by HIV or AIDS.

Type: Resource Package

Author: IFRC & Save the Children

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The Youth Resilience Programme: Psychosocial support in and out of school

The Youth Resilience Programme aims to help young people to: resume normal, routine activities during or in the aftermath of crisis events; have strong personal and social skills to adapt to and cope with adversities; feel good about themselves and confident in their own abilities; make good and safe life choices; be more social and act as role models to other children and young people; trust others and feel comfortable about sharing feelings and thoughts; seek help from others when needed and have stronger awareness about who can help; and solve problems without violence. It uses a nonclinical psychosocial and protection methodology and is framed within the complex interaction of individual and social factors that facilitate resilience. The heart of the programme is a series of 8-16 structured workshops for young individuals aged ~14 and above designed to be implemented once or twice a week. ### The resource kit contains: - *Theory and Programmatic Guide* - This provides a detailed overview of key concepts and the theoretical background and reviews approaches and methodologies for implementing the programme. - *Facilitator’s handbook 1: Life Skills Workshops for Youth* - This gives detailed instructions for facilitators for each workshop, including the objective of the session, the timing for activities and the materials required. - *Facilitator’s handbook 2: Parents and Caregivers Meetings* - This gives instructions for facilitating meetings with parents and caregivers, providing them with updates and enhancing parents’ and caregivers’ understanding and skills to support their children’s wellbeing and protection. Additionally a Guidance Note summarising key aspects of the Youth Resilience Programme and a Questionnaire to assess ‘readiness’ and identify what preparatory actions are necessary can be found at the resource document section.

Type: Resource Package

Author: Save the Children

5 documents3 translations

Type: Resource Package

Author: UNICEF

3 documents

Safe Healing and Learning Space Toolkit

The Safe Healing and Learning Space Toolkit provides frontline humanitarian staff with practical implementation guidance, adaptable sample tools, comprehensive training materials, and scripted instructional content. Resources are provided for a 9-month program, and are applicable in both rural and urban areas, based on locally-defined needs and priorities. This toolkit was developed to help child protection and education teams facilitate spaces in emergencies where children can learn, grow, and feel safe. The toolkit prepares practitioners to set up a Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS) and includes targeted training to deliver: social and emotional learning; foundational academic skills - reading and maths; and promote positive parenting. The SHLS Approach overview component contains a *Manager’s Guide*, providing step-by-step guidance and adaptable tools for education and child-protection professionals to set up, monitor and evaluate the implementation of an SHLS in an emergency context. It also contains a *Foundational Training Trainer’s Manual and Trainee’s Handbook*. The Social and Emotional Learning component contains a *Trainer’s Manual, Trainee Handbook, Lesson Plan Bank and Games Bank*. The Parenting Skills component contains a *Trainer’s Manual, Curriculum for Caregivers of Children and Curriculum for Caregivers of Adolescents*. For further details of the Reading and Maths components and additional resources see the full package. Some components are available on the site in: Arabic, Dari, French, Greek, Pashtu.

Type: Resource Package

Author: IRC & USAID

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