Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:54 PM
Site: Child to Child Resource Centre
Course: Child to Child Resource Centre (Child to Child Resource Centre)
Glossary: Child Protection Resources
Child Soldiers Initiative
In 2013 Child to Child was commissioned by the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative to develop resources to prevent children being recruited by armed groups. We worked in collaboration with our local partner Pikin to Pikin.
Following consultation with former child soldiers, we developed resources designed to: enhance children’s understanding of the causes of conflict; how they might respond; and what they can do to prevent being being conscripted.
The resources included
The resources also include materials to enhance community and local-level child safeguarding for children at risk of recruitment.
Child to Child and Vulnerable Children
This manual was designed for those who wish to support and work with orphans and vulnerable children using the Child-to-Child approach. The Child-to-Child approach encourages children and young people to play an active role in the promotion of their own well-being as well as that of other children, their families and their communities. In addition, this approach allows children to increase their skills, confidence, self-esteem and to work together increasing their feelings of solidarity with the other children in the group. In turn, this increases their resilience or ability to deal with the difficulties in their lives.
In this manual, we discuss the needs of vulnerable children which are frequently not met. In fact, vulnerable children have the same needs as other children, but they are more likely to not have those needs met, and as a result take risks in trying to meet them themselves. This can make them even more vulnerable, and even put their future at risk.
Children in War: the role of Child to Child activities in the therapy and care of unaccompanied children
This publication looks at the issues facing unaccompanied children and the high vulnerability of their situation. It looks at the systems that can or cannot be put in place to cope and explores the use of Child to Child activities as a means of assisting with such issues as post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). It also assesses how Child to Child can reduce dependency on expatriate workers and induce sustainability in refugee relief centres.