Child to Child Approach
In this section, we have general resources on facilitating meaningful participation for children and embedding it in programmes and practice. Here, you will find toolkits and manuals related to the award-winning Child to Child approach; the Six Step approach; and monitoring and evaluating children's participation.
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Child to Child case studies
The power of children is often underestimated and here below are some stories developed out of Child-to-Child activities which show how powerful they can be.
Child to Child Literature Review 1995-2007
This literature review shares learning about the successes of programmes using the Child to Child (CtC) approach around the world, and raises critical questions about the challenges that continue to hinder Child to Child programmes from delivering quality.
Child to Child Training Manual
This volume provides information and training activities for a training workshop during which participants learn how to use the Child to Child approach. Written by our Consultant Grazyna Bonati, it has been developed over years of practice using and refining this approach.
Early Educational Foundations for the Development of Civic Responsibility: An African Experience
Part of the ‘Youth civic development: Work at the cutting edge’ book edited by C. A. Flanagan and B. D. Christens in 2011, this article explores the development of social responsibility among pre-adolescent children at a rural Zambian primary school which has been using a curriculum invoking Child to Child principles on health education since the 1990s.
Six Step Approach
Using a series of linked activities, or ‘steps’, children think about the issues impacting their lives and the lives of their communities, make decisions, develop their life-skills and take action to promote health, education and development in their communities, with the support of adults.
Supporting Vulnerable Children using the Child to Child approach
There are large numbers of vulnerable children in many countries of the world, and in many cases they are largely forgotten or ignored, but some organisations have been trying to support these children and improve their lives in various ways. This book considers how Child to Child activities can help vulnerable children and gives detailed instructions on a large number of activities to do with them to help improve their lives.
Working and Communicating with Children
This manual discusses the Child to Child approach, which puts children as the experts of their circumstances and empowers children to take an active role in the promotion of their own health and that of their families. In order for the Child to Child approach to work, adults need to know how to communicate and work with children in a supportive and enabling manner.