The University of Pennslyvania and UNICEF are providing a course on the fundamentals of social norms and social change.The course will teach how to diagnose social norms, and how to distinguish them from other social constructs, like customs or conventions. In addition the course teaches how to measure social norms and the expectations that support them, and how to decide whether they cause specific behaviors and the variety of tools policy makers use to effect change.
The University of Minnesota is providing a 6 week long course about Resilience in Children Exposed to Trauma, Disaster and War: Global Perspectives. The course discusses they key themes, among other things, of children overcoming hazardous experiences, protecting young people at risk from trauma, war and disasters and the importance of fostering resilience in children at risk.
The course is taught by Ann S. Masten at the Institute of Child Development.
The course is free of charge.
John Hopkins Universtiy and Open Education Lab are providing the chance to learn psychological first aid in an emergency setting. This is done primarily through the use of the RAPID model, (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition).
The European Commission marks the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day today urging a reinvigoration of joint efforts across the Union to eradicate trafficking in human beings.
This video provides an insight into modern day slavery as characterized by widespread debt bondage with Urmila Bhoola, a UN independent expert on contemporary forms of slavery.
In a report to the Human Rights Council, Bhoola cited poverty as one of the main grounds for bonded labour.
“Poverty is one of the main drivers of debt bondage but it would then affect people who are poor, people who have been discriminated against and marginalized, people from ethnic minorities and other minority groups, indigenous groups, cast affected groups, women and children.”
At the High Level Summit (HLS) of the UN General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, which will take place in New York on 19th September 2016, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives will adopt the Political declaration so called “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants”.*
Pokémon Go is taking off all around the world. As one of the first games to use 'augmented reality' it is easy to understand why it draws many people in, including young people and children. The NSPCC, however, has produced a short guide for parents explaining how they can help protect their children when using the game.
Working with researchers from the University of Bedfordshire, SOS Children’s Village have produced an extensive report exposing the prevalence of violence towards children in alternative care settings in 21 different countries around the world. The report offers practical recommendations to governments, care providers and other stakeholders for the protection of children from violence in these situations.
Terre des hommes is deeply concerned about the situation of refugees and migrants, especially children and vulnerable people, in Idomeni, on the Greek-Macedonian border.
In the past few years we have witnessed a process of de-institutionalization, which is carried out in order to ensure better treatment of children in institutions, as well as better working conditions for employees. We often hear a variety of information about the work of the institutions for children, both positive and negative. We believe that there are variety of great experts who dedicate their life for this work and we find it important to present their individual stories.