The Child Protection Hub for South East Europe is supporting UNICEF Regional Office for Central East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) in implementing 2 rounds of trainings in Croatia as part of its project “Developing capacities and providing support to frontline workers assisting refugees and migrant children in Serbia, Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”.
The first training was conducted on the 15-17th of February, and the second round will follow on the 18-20th of February 2016. The event includes a one day basic training on child protection in emergencies and a two days training of trainers to enable participants to provide similar trainings on protecting children in emergencies to various agencies.
A total of 31 participants will be involved in both training rounds, representing various public and nonpublic agencies, such as National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS), Croatian Ministry of Social Policy and Youth and Croatian Red Cross.
The training provides professionals responding to the refugee and migrant crisis an opportunity to learn, reflect and share knowledge and experiences on such issues as cultural sensitivity, keeping children safe, multiagency collaboration, psychological first aid and others. A range of adult learning methodologies is used to make sure the training is interactive and participatory. In order to disseminate the knowledge outside the countries involved in the project, several professionals from Slovenia also attended the training.