Getting off on the wrong foot? How community groups in Zimbabwe position themselves for partnerships with external agencies in the HIV response

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: Morten Skovdal, Sitholubuhle Magutshwa-Zitha, Catherine Campbell, Constance Nyamukapa,and Simon Gregson
Resource Type: Articles, Research

A research article on how local organisations position themselves to be able to work with larger agencies on HIV issues in Zimbabwe. From the journal: Globalization and Health

Community-based protection, and mental health and psychosocial support

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: UNHCR
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Reports and consultations

A report by UNHCR which seeks to help community-based protection actors and MHPSS practitioners understand the implications of their work for one another’s field of expertise including how they can collectively contribute to the wellbeing and protection of people affected by forced displacement.

Community-based alternative care as a strategy for protecting Burundian refugee girls and boys: a case study from Mahama camp, Rwanda

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: Plan International
Resource Type: Case Studies, Reports and consultations

A case study which describes the community-based child protection programme implemented between 2015 and 2016 with Burundian girls, boys and adults in Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda.

The impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children in humanitarian crises – Executive summary

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: Williamson, K., Gupta, P., Gillespie, L.A., Shannon, H. and Landis, D. for Oxfam GB.
Resource Type: Reports and consultations, Research

The executive summary of an independent systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme which identifies, synthesizes and evaluates existing evidence of the impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in humanitarian crises since 1983.

Psychology, Health and Medicine – special edition on Violence Against Children

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: Guest Editors: A. K. Shiva Kumar, Lorraine Sherr, Vivien Stern and Ramya Subrahmanian
Resource Type: Research

A Special Issue of Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative.Some community focused article are included.

The impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children in humanitarian crises – Full report

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: Williamson, K., Gupta, P., Gillespie, L.A., Shannon, H. and Landis, D. for Oxfam GB
Resource Type: Reports and consultations, Research

The full report of an independent systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme which identifies, synthesizes and evaluates existing evidence of the impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in humanitarian crises since 1983.

The impact of protection interventions on unaccompanied and separated children in humanitarian crises – Evidence brief

Published: 2017/01/01
Author: Williamson, K., Gupta, P., Gillespie, L.A., Shannon, H. and Landis, D. for Oxfam GB
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Reports and consultations, Research

The evidence brief of an independent systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme which identifies, synthesizes and evaluates existing evidence of the impact of protection interventions.

Ending child marriage and stopping the spread of HIV…Opportunities and challenges for action

Published: 2016/12/01
Author: African Union Commission
Resource Type: Reports and consultations

A desk review which looks at what is known about the links between child marriage and HIV, and opportunities for further action.

 

In Pursuit of Safe Havens – a study of harms faced by children in Jharkhand state of India

Published: 2016/09/01
Author: Columbia Group for Children in Adversity Inc., CINI, Chetna Vikas, Plan India, Praxis – Institute for Participatory Practices.
Resource Type: Research

Reflections from an inter-agency action research initiative aimed at learning from communities in Jharkhand state of India about harms faced by children and protections available to them.

Presentation by Mike Wessells – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August 2016

Published: 2016/08/01
Author: Mike Wessells
Resource Type: Research, Training materials and tools

Mike Wessells’ presentation at the Kampala workshop 17-18 August 2016 where he discusses questions about community driven child protection which keep him awake at night.

Presentation by Eddy Walakira – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016

Published: 2016/08/01
Author: Eddy Walakira
Resource Type: Case Studies, Reports and consultations, Research, Training materials and tools, Webinars and learning events

This presentation looks at the results of a War Child Holland initiative in Northern Uganda around prevention of violence against children in a post war setting.

Presentation by Patrick Onyango – Kampala workshop, 17-18 August, 2016

Published: 2016/08/01
Author: Patrick Onyango
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research, Training materials and tools, Webinars and learning events

A presentation on girl mothers in armed forces and groups and their children in Northern Uganda, Liberia and Sierra Leone – Participatory Action Research to assess and improve their situations.

Presentation by James Kaboggoza – Child Protection Systems in Uganda

Published: 2016/08/01
Author: James Kobogozza
Resource Type: Reports and consultations, Research, Webinars and learning events

An overview of a recent mapping of child protection systems in Uganda.

Community engagement to strengthen social cohesion and child protection in Chad and Burundi – “Bottom Up” participatory monitoring, planning and action

Published: 2016/07/01
Author: International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), Dr. Philip Cook, Michele Cook, Natasha Blanchet Cohen, Armel Oguniyi & Jean Sewanou
Resource Type: Case Studies, Reports and consultations, Research, Webinars and learning events

A final report on action research which looked at how communities can help drive monitoring, planning and action around social cohesion strengthening and child protection in Chad and Burundi.

Worse than the war’: An ethnographic study of the impact of the Ebola crisis on life, sex, teenage pregnancy, and a community-driven Intervention in rural Sierra Leone

Published: 2016/01/01
Author: Kostelny, K., Lamin, D., Manyeh, M., Ondoro, K., Stark, L., Lilley, S., & Wessells, M.
Resource Type: Research

The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone disrupted the Interagency Learning Initiative’s action research on strengthening community-based child protection mechanisms. In response, ethnographic research was conducted to investigate the wider effects of the Ebola crisis as well as the specific effects on the community led intervention and problems related to teenage pregnancy.

A foot in the door – a report on the Child Community Care study evaluating the effect of CBO support on child wellbeing in HIV affected communities

Published: 2016/01/01
Author: UCL and Stellenbosch University
Resource Type: Research

A 2016 review which builds on our knowledge and previous reviews (2009) of the effects of interventions, specifically psychosocial wellbeing, targeting children affected by HIV.

Parenting, Family Care and Adolescence in East and Southern Africa: An evidence-focused literature review

Published: 2016/01/01
Author: Rachel Bray and Andrew Dawes, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Resource Type: Research

Based on an evidence-focused literature review, this paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in East and Southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

“Adapting to learn, learning to adapt”: Overview of and considerations for child protection systems strengthening in emergencies

Published: 2016/01/01
Author: Child Frontiers on behalf of the Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force - co-led by the CPC Learning Network and Plan International
Resource Type: Reports and consultations, Research

This review targets actors supporting child protection responses in humanitarian settings. The document aims to provide an overview of child protection systems strengthening in emergencies practice to date, and propose certain key considerations with regards to systems for child protection practitioners.

Mbinu za kuimarisha mifumo ya ulinzi wa mtoto kuanzia chini kwenda juu mbinu na: Kuangazia watoto, familia na jamii

Published: 2015/01/01
Author: Mike Wessells
Resource Type: Research

KiSwahili version of “Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center.” This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables non formal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership. From the journal: Child Abuse & Neglect

Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

Published: 2015/01/01
Author: Mike Wessells
Resource Type: Research

This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables non formal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership. From the journal: Child Abuse & Neglect

Qualitative research for development – A guide for practitioners

Published: 2015/01/01
Author: Morten Skovdal and Flora Cornish, Save the Children Fund
Resource Type: Research, Training materials and tools

A useful guide showing how practitioners can use qualitative research to improve practical programming.

Free download until 28 February 2017! http://dx.doi.org/10.3362/9781780448534 Thereafter contact Lucy@childprotectionforum.org

 

Global Synthesis report of PLAN International’s support to community-based child protection mechanisms

Published: 2015/01/01
Author: Plan International
Resource Type: Reports and consultations

PLAN International’s review of its global programmes for community-based child protection. NB this is a very large file: 50MB

Summary of studies undertaken on community based child protection mechanisms 2009-2014

Published: 2014/06/14
Author: Community Child Protection Exchange
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Reports and consultations, Research

A short round up of studies undertaken since the publication of the 2009 review “What are we learning about community based child protection mechanisms?” All the studies are hyperlinked.

Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kisii/Nyamira Area: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Rural Sites in Kenya

Published: 2014/03/01
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., & Ondoro, K.
Resource Type: Research

This research report is an output of the Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems. The technical leadership for the Initiative is provided by the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity.

Summary and Integrated Analysis: A grounded view of community-based child protection mechanisms and their linkages with the wider child protection system in three rural and urban areas in Kenya

Published: 2014/03/01
Author: Wessells, M., Kostelny, K., and Ondoro, K. For the Interagency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems
Resource Type: Research

Summary and Integrated Analysis: A grounded view of community-based child protection mechanisms and their linkages with the wider child protection system in three rural and urban areas in Kenya

Presentation: Puff adders, taxi lords and budgets from hell – an A-Z of research disasters

Published: 2014/03/01
Author: Dr. Lucie Cluver
Resource Type: Research, Training materials and tools

Dr Lucie Cluver’s presentation from the webinar “Research in a shoestring” 17th March 2014

Presentation: Possibilities, Perils and Pitfalls of doing a CP-KAP

Published: 2014/03/01
Author: Dr Monica Ruiz-Casares
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

Dr Monica Ruiz-Casares’ presentation for the webinar “Research on a Shoestring” 17th March 2014.

An Overview of the Community Driven Intervention To Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone

Published: 2014/01/01
Author: Mike Wessells, David Lamin, & Marie Manyeh
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

An overview of the Interagency Learning Initiative process of supporting community-driven action that addresses needs of vulnerable children in Bombali and Moyamba Districts of Sierra Leone.

National Child Protection Systems in the east Asia and Pacific region – a review and analysis of mappings and assessments

Published: 2014/01/01
Author: ECPAT International, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision - ECPAT International, Bangkok
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

A review of mappings and assessments of the child protection system in 14 countries was commissioned by the Inter-Agency Steering Committee (IASC), a subcommittee of the East Asia and Pacific Child Protection Working Group.

Etude sur les problématiques et les risques de protection de l’enfance – Etude de cas dans la région de Segou, Mali

Published: 2014/01/01
Author: Frédérique Boursin-Balkouma - Sociologue - Spécialiste en protection de l’enfant, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Nouhoun Sidibé - Enseignant – Chercheur - Spécialiste en Education, ISFRA, Bamako, Mali
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

A travers un diagnostic participatif, l’étude commanditée par l’ONG Terre des hommes dans les districts sanitaires de Markala et Macina avait pour objectif d’identifier les problématiques et les risques de protection de l’enfance les plus répandus ; ainsi que de découvrir les pratiques endogènes de protection (PEP) existantes.

Study on the issues and risks for child protection in the Segou region in Mali

Published: 2014/01/01
Author: Frédérique Boursin-Balkouma - Sociologue - Spécialiste en protection de l’enfant, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Nouhoun Sidibé - Enseignant – Chercheur - Spécialiste en Education, ISFRA, Bamako, Mali
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

A participatory study sponsored by the Terre des Hommes NGO in the health districts of Markala and Macina which aimed to identify the most common risks for child protection as well as existing endogenous protection practices.

Children And AIDS: Compendium of abstracts presented at the 17th ICASA

Published: 2013/12/01
Author: UNICEF
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Research

Children And AIDS: Compendium of abstracts presented at the 17th ICASA

Communiqué de presse: Des Activistes des Droits de l’Enfant lancent un Appel à l’Afrique pour renforcer les Systèmes de Protection de l’Enfance

Published: 2013/11/01
Author: The African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; et World Vision..
Resource Type: Information Briefs

Addis Ababa, 6 Novembre 2013 – Treize agences travaillant en Afrique ont lancé une Déclaration Conjointe qui appelle les gouvernements africains à renforcer leurs systèmes de protection de l’enfance afin de garantir à chaque enfant, le droit à une vie sans violence, abus, exploitation et maltraitance dans les contextes d’urgence et de non-urgence.

Le renforcement des systemes de protection de l’enfance en sfrique subsaharienne : Un appel a l’action

Published: 2013/11/01
Author: African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; and World Vision
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Reports and consultations

Treize agences travaillant en Afrique ont lancé une Déclaration Conjointe qui appelle les gouvernements africains à renforcer leurs systèmes de protection de l’enfance afin de garantir à chaque enfant, le droit à une vie sans violence, abus, exploitation et maltraitance dans les contextes d’urgence et de non-urgence.

Webinar presentation 28th Aug 2013 – Kenya, urban slums

Published: 2013/09/28
Author: Ken Ondoro, Kathleen Kostelny, Mike Wessells
Resource Type: Research, Webinars and learning events

Webinar presentation 28th Aug 2013 – Kenya, urban slums

Community Child Protection Exchange: Six things to know about it and why you should join

Published: 2013/08/01
Author: The community child protection exchange
Resource Type: Information Briefs

A two-page brief about the Community Child Protection Exchange

Full Report: Learning about Children in Urban Slums

Published: 2013/04/01
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., Chabeda-Barthe, J, & Ondoro, K
Resource Type: Research

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection system

Full Report: Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kilifi, Kenya: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Rural Sites

Published: 2013/04/01
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., & Ondoro, K.
Resource Type: Research

This research report is an output of the Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems. The technical leadership for the Initiative is provided by the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity.

Community Child Protection Exchange Roadmap to ICASA 2013

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: Child Protection Forum
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Training materials and tools

Use this roadmap to navigate ICASA and access the most relevant sessions, posters and other events concerning children, child protection, community action, child protection and health systems strengthening and HIV and AIDS.

Community Partnerships for Child Protection in Africa

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: REPSSI, ANPPCAN and USAID Health Care Improvement Project
Resource Type: Information Briefs

A brief outlining a REPSSI, ANPPCAN and USAID Health Care Improvement Project plan and bottom-up community of learning on child and family protection systems.

Policy Brief: Pathways from parental AIDS to psychological, educational and HIV risks for children

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: Cluver, L, Orkin, M, Boyes, M, Sherr, L, Makhasi, D, Nikelo, J.
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Research

A brief demonstrating how parental AIDS-illness and death have severe negative impacts on children, and why AIDS in particular has these effects.

Journal of Social Science & Medicine 87 (2013) 185e193: Pathways from parental AIDS to child psychological, educational and sexual risk: developing an empirically-based theoretical model

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: Cluver, L, Orkin, M, Boyes, M, Sherr, L, Makhasi, D, Nikelo, J.
Resource Type: Research

Increasing evidence demonstrates negative psychological, health, and developmental outcomes for children associated with parental HIV/AIDS illness and death. However, little is known about how parental AIDS leads to negative child outcomes.

This study used a structural equation modelling approach to develop an empirically-based theoretical model of interactive relationships between parental or primary caregiver AIDS-illness, AIDS-orphanhood and predicted intervening factors associ- ated with children’s psychological distress, educational access and sexual health.

Lessons learned: conducting research on community based child protection mechanisms

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: CPC Learning Network and the Interagency Learning Initiative
Resource Type: Research

Lessons learned on conducting research drawn from a collective body of research undertaken by the CPC Learning Network and the Interagency Learning Initiative.

Research Brief: Learning about children in urban slums

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: Interagency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems
Resource Type: Research

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection system.

Summary: Learning about children in urban slums

Published: 2013/01/01
Author: Principal Investigator, Mike Wessells, Columbia Group for Children in Adversity
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Research

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection systems. This is a four-page overview of the results of this study.

Supporting Young Carers: Programme guidelines for households in which young people are caring for other household members

Published: 2012/06/01
Author: REPSSI
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

The overall aims of the guidelines are to help young carers:

1.To feel more empowered (by the acquisition of new knowledge and skills) and less vulnerable in their role as young carers;

2.To feel more supported (by other individuals and groups) in their role as a young carer.

Research Brief: An Ethnographic Study of Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and their Linkages with the National Child Protection System of Sierra Leone

Published: 2012/04/01
Author: Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

This document serves as a seven-page summary of the longer report included among these research documents, “An Ethnographic Study of Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and their Linkages with the National Child Protection System of Sierra Leone.”

Plan Comparative Analysis of community based child protection mechanisms in Asia – Methodology report

Published: 2012/01/01
Author: Plan International
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

This report describes the methodology used by Plan for their comparative analysis of community based child protection mechanisms. The report includes the full set of tools used.

Policy and programming resource guide for child protection systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa- a resource guide

Published: 2012/01/01
Author: Interagency working group on child protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Training materials and tools

This Resource Guide is intended to provide practical tools and resources for two related groups of stakeholder users: Country level policy and decision makers and international and country level partners who are providing technical assistance and/or funding aimed at system strengthening.

Comparative analysis of community based child protection mechanisms supported by Plan in Asia – child friendly summary report

Published: 2012/01/01
Author: Plan International
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Research

This report provides a child-friendly summary of Plan’s comparative analysis of community based child protection mechanisms.

What are the most effective early response strategies and interventions to assess and address the immediate needs of children outside of family care?

Published: 2012/01/01
Author: Neil Boothby, Mike Wessells, John Williamson,, Gillian Huebner, Kelly Canter, Eduardo Garcia Rolland, Vesna Kutlesic, Farah Bader, Lena Diaw, Maya Levine, Anita Malley, Kathleen Michels, Sonali Patel, Tanya Rasa, Fred Ssewamala, Vicki Walker
Resource Type: Research

A systematic review of evidence of effective early response strategies for children outside of family care.

Child and Youth-Centred Accountability – A Guide for Involving Young People in Monitoring & Evaluating Child Protection Systems

Published: 2012/01/01
Author: Vanessa Currie and Cheryl Heykoop for International Institute for Child Rights and Development
Resource Type: News, Training materials and tools, Webinars and learning events

Child-Centred Accountability and Protection Evaluation (CAPE) is a multi-institutional pilot project focused on assessing how the impact of child protection services and programs addressing sexual abuse and exploitation can be measured and evaluated from a child-centred perspective.

PRESS RELEASE: Child Rights Advocates Call on Africa to Strengthen Child Protection Systems

Published: 2011/11/01
Author: African Child Policy Forum; African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect; Environnement et Développement du Tiers-monde; International Social Service; Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs; Plan International; Regional Inter-agency Task Team on Children and AIDS; Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; Save the Children; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des hommes; UNICEF; and World Vision..
Resource Type: Information Briefs

Addis Ababa, 6th November 2013 – Thirteen agencies working in Africa have issued a Joint Statement calling on African governments to strengthen their child protection systems to secure the right of children to a life free from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in both emergency and non-emergency settings.

Tanzania: Linking community systems to a national model of child protection

Published: 2011/09/01
Author: Sian Long, Maestral International
Resource Type: Case Studies, Reports and consultations, Research

This report describes a child protection system strengthening initiative that was piloted in four districts in Tanzania. The aim of the initiative was to improve the delivery of social and protective services to all children, especially the most vulnerable, with a view towards building an evidence base for an effective child protection model that can be scaled up nationally.

A Ugandan childhood: through the eyes of children and parents

Published: 2011/03/01
Author: Child Protection in Crisis Network
Resource Type: Reports and consultations, Research

In 2011, 320 children from across Uganda participated in a consultation on the nature of childhood in the country. Drawn from urban and rural areas children shared their hopes as they described what they saw ‘doing well’ as a child to mean. Over 150 parents also indicated their own aspirations for their children.

Anaylsis, Design and Planning Tool (ADAPT) for Child Protection

Published: 2011/01/01
Author: World Vision
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

The ADAPT for Child Protection is a toolkit produced by World Vision for its own programme staff. It has been specifically designed to help with the identification, prioritisation and root cause analysis of child protection issues.

It also helps with the identification and mapping of the systems that are in place to protect children. The toolkit is broken into two major parts.

The first part guides the reader through a national level child protection analysis.

The second part guides programme staff, local partners and other key stakeholders through a local level child protection analysis.

Please note that this is the first draft of ADAPT and it is due for a revision before the end of 2012.

Child Protection Manual – National Training Curriculum, Republic of Uganda

Published: 2011/01/01
Author: Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Uganda
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

The national training manual on child protection in Uganda which aims to ensure the harmonisation, standardisation and institutionalisation of Child Protection Training Materials in Uganda.

Kwa Wazee’s Impact assessment of Self Defense – the views of the participants

Published: 2011/01/01
Author: Kwa Wazee
Resource Type: Case Studies

A 2011 evaluation of the Kwa Wazee girl’s self-defence training initiative in Nshamba, Tanzania.

Mapping community-based child protection mechanisms in Uganda

Published: 2011/01/01
Author: Child Protection in Crisis Network
Resource Type: Research

The goal of this research is to take a bottom-up approach in examining existing CBCPMs in Arua and Nebbi districts in Uganda. By understanding how communities currently define, prevent, and respond to child protection violations and how local systems connect (or do not connect) to formal protection systems, these mechanisms may then be supported, and enhanced, rather than ignored or undermined.

With appropriate support, CBCPMs may be able to increase coverage and efficacy and even improve the implementation of locally appropriate strategies.

Community based child protection mechanisms amongst urban refugees in Kampala, Uganda: an ethnographic study

Published: 2011/01/01
Author: CPC Learning Network
Resource Type: Research

This study looks at how people living in protracted refugee settings in Uganda protect their children.

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support – Facilitating community support structures: lessons learned from Uganda about community-based psychosocial and mental health interventions

Published: 2010/01/01
Author: REPSSI and TPO Uganda
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

Practical information about community-based psychosocial and mental health interventions in the aftermath of emergency situations. This learning is derived from the experiences of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation in Uganda (TPO) and REPSSI.

Strengthening National Child Protection Systems in Emergencies through Community-Based Mechanisms: A Discussion Paper

Published: 2010/01/01
Author: Alyson Eynon and Sarah Lilley for Save the Children UK on behalf of the Child Protection Working Group of the UN Protection Cluster
Resource Type: Case Studies

This discussion paper uses three case studies – Myanmar, the occupied Palestinian territories, and Timor Leste – to examine the state of evidence about strengthening national child protection systems through community-based mechanisms during emergencies.

Advocacy through community engagement

Published: 2009/01/01
Author: Child Hope UK
Resource Type: Case Studies, Training materials and tools

The Child Advocacy Project is a collaborative approach to advocacy addressing access to children’s rights. Working in partnership, four partner organisations have developed strategies for improving access to health, housing and welfare rights of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children in South Africa.

Executive Summary: What are we learning about protecting children in the community?

Published: 2009/01/01
Author: Mike Wessells, lead consultant, on behalf of an Inter-Agency Working Group
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

This 20-page executive summary presents an overview of the key findings from a 2009 inter-agency review of the evidence on community-based child protection mechanisms. The full report is also available in this research section.

Qu’apprenons-nous sur la protection des enfants dans la communauté?

Published: 2009/01/01
Author: Mike Wessells on behalf of an Inter-Agency Reference Group
Resource Type: Information Briefs, Research

Cette synthèse exécutive résume en français les résultats d’une étude inter-agence des éléments recuillies sur les mécanismes de protection de l’enfance au sein de la communauté.

What are we learning about protection children in the community?

Published: 2009/01/01
Author: Mike Wessells, lead consultant, on behalf of an Inter-Agency Working Group
Resource Type: Research

This 2009 inter-agency studied examined 160 documents about working with community-based groups for child protection.  While finding that the evidence base concerning the child protection outcomes achieved by such work, the report identified sets of factors that seemed to contribute to more effective community-based work and outlined promising practices.

Executive Summary: Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kisii/Nyamira Area: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Rural Sites in Kenya

Published: 2009/01/01
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., & Ondoro, K.
Resource Type: Research

In diverse contexts, community-based child protection mechanisms (CBCPMs) are front line efforts to protect children from exploitation, abuse, violence, and neglect and to promote children’s well-being.

A Common Responsibility: The role of community-based groups in protection children from sexual abuse and exploitation – a discussion paper

Published: 2008/01/01
Author: Sarah Lilley for Save the Children UK
Resource Type: Case Studies, Research

This 2008 discussion paper shares Save the Children’s experience in working with community-based groups; the paper is an effort to stimulate dialogue by highlighting the successes and challenges of such work.

Agencies, Communities, and Children

Published: 2008/01/01
Author: Nicole Benham
Resource Type: Reports and consultations

A Report of the Interagency Learning Initiative: Engaging Communities for Children’s Well-Being.

This 2008 report, commissioned by an inter-agency steering committee and produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, drew largely upon interviews with practitioners to draw out factors that both enable and constrain good practice with regards to working with community-based child protection and welfare groups.

Agencies, Communities and Children: a report of the Interagency Learning Initiative: Engaging Communities for Children’s WellBeing

Published: 2008/01/01
Author: Nicole Benham for the Interagency Learning Initiative
Resource Type: Reports and consultations, Research

A report which aims to identify key issues, as a step toward the development of a broad consensus on good practice in engaging with communities to promote children’s safety and wellbeing.

Community Action and the Test of Time: Learning from Community Experiences and Perceptions

Published: 2006/01/01
Author: Jill Donahue and Louis Mwewa
Resource Type: Case Studies, Reports and consultations, Research

Case studies of mobilisation and capacity building to benefit vulnerable children in Malawi and Zambia.

The Journey of Life: Community Workshops to Support Children 2005

Published: 2005/01/01
Author: REPSSI
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

Building upon “The Journey of Life: A Community Workshop to Support Children,” this 2005 publication includes much of what is available in that earlier workshop manual but also includes a section for holding workshops with children.

The Journey of Life: A Community Workshop to Support Children 2004

Published: 2004/01/01
Author: REPSSI
Resource Type: Training materials and tools

This 2004 publication from the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative, is a workshop designed to raise awareness of the problems and needs of children. It provides guidelines on how the community can find solutions. It was developed in southern and eastern Africa but has been used in a variety of settings. This 49-page booklet includes instructions for the facilitator(s) and concrete workshop planning tools.

 

 

Outcome mapping – Building learning and reflection into development programs

Published: 2001/01/01
Author: Sarah Earl, Fred Carden & Terry Smutylo. Foreword by Michael Quinn Patton
Resource Type: Training materials and tools, Webinars and learning events

How can we really measure the the impact of our programmes? This book helps practitioners identify and set realistic expectations and goals for outcome mapping.