Understanding and Applying CP Core Concepts
Child Protection in Humanitarian Assistance
Globally 1 in every 70 people around the world is currently caught up in a crisis. Children who constitute just under half the affected population are particularly vulnerable in these situations. The impacts of crises are not only felt immediately by children but can have long lasting effects over the course of their lifetime and into the next generation. While death, injuries, separation from their families, recruitment by armed forces or armed groups, child labor, sexual violence and other types of abuse and exploitation are only some of the risks that boys and girls face in humanitarian situations around the world, protecting them from violence, abuse and neglect is an urgent priority for all humanitarian personnel. This requires a wide set of key skills and technical competencies. This course provides the most evidence-based understandings of the impact of crises on children’s wellbeing and development and analyzes interventions that support affected children. It also provides space for critical reflection on how current interventions can be strengthened. This course stems from a keen appreciation of the complexity of child protection in humanitarian settings. Indeed, it’s important to acknowledge that historically, humanitarian child protection has been very focused on responding to harms and to protection issues when they’ve already happened. These reactive programs are absolutely fundamental to the work to provide a response to children, but this course also focuses on the many preventive actions that we can take. Finally, the course preferred to use the expression “Humanitarian Action”, because we will discuss emerging practices elaborated in situations where the context itself is not considered an emergency, but the child or the family that has been displaced or forced to leave for whatever reason, has ended up in that context.
This 5-days course aims to strengthen and improve the skills and capacity of Child Protection professionals and other personnel’s profiles working or willing to work in humanitarian settings; providing them with tools to understand the overall framework of interventions as well as instruments to design, implement, monitor and evaluate key CPHA evidence-based interventions and projects.
Who is this course for?
This training is addressed to all professionals, who:
• Are working or planning to work in humanitarian contexts and/or in the area of child protection and child protection in humanitarian settings;
• Are interested in acquiring a good understanding of key CP principles, concepts and operational approaches and learn how to set-up, implement and monitor and evaluate a CP project in partnership with all relevant stakeholders in humanitarian settings;
• Want to be equipped with an extensive set of key skills, competence and tools to assess, identify and respond to individual cases of at-risk children as well as promoting preventive actions.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:
• Be familiar with the CP legal framework, inter-agency coordination requirements and key global guiding documents and instruments, and be able to apply key CP core principles and standards;
• Understand child wellbeing and the active role of child agency, caregivers and communities to support and protect children;
• Be able to develop and implement a principled and quality CP programme in all its components, including identifying and assessing key needs, setting priorities and solid outcomes and monitoring the response;
• Know evidence-based child protection interventions in humanitarian settings, including the emerging practice of strengthening families, promoting child agency, and supporting community-based interventions;
• Be familiar with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support framework and how Child Protection actors can contribute to the holistic wellbeing of children and their families;
• Be able to identify and assess children’s specific vulnerabilities/ at-risk groups, and to put forward adequate response plans and to advocate to other sector for child protection mainstreaming;
• Understand the provision of individual care through the case management process, and the different measures and provisions aimed to ensure protection from abuse, including sexual exploitation and abuse;
• Acquire a more in-depth understanding of self-care practices, including practical techniques to maintain the own psychosocial wellbeing, while working in a highly stressing environment.
The course will be delivered in Live on-live modality: it will use interactive methodologies and multimedia tools, virtual work groups, review and discussion of case studies, video and lectures. The participants will be provided with a learning package at the end of the course and pre-lecture readings.
The course is organized on five days utilizing ZOOM platform and it will include 2 hours of self-study and 20 hours of live online sessions facilitated by two senior trainers. Timing will be adjusted based on the time zone of the participants.
At the end of the training participants that have successfully completed the course will be ensured a digital badge through the international platform HPASS (www.hpass.org).
RECOMMENDED PRE-COURSE READING AND LEARNING
Pre-reading material will be provided before the training jointly with the final agenda.
21-25 March 2022
Full rate 550€. Early bird rate 450 €. Multiple subscriptions can request further 10% discount on the rate.