Special section: Participation

In this section you will find a selection of resources on the importance of consulting with children and young people, including those with disabilities: manuals, practical steps, promising practices, learning opportunities and other.

News

16 Aug 2019
150 children, aged 12–17, from 30 communities in Moldova, learned how to prevent and combat violence in school and in their community this summer. The trainings by the children rights organization Terre des hommes Moldova, within the summer... Read more
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of... Read more
09 Aug 2019
The Department of Health and Social Work in Bulgaria have announced a new admission for the Master's Program in Psychosocial Interventions with Children and Families. The program aims to train future professionals and enhance the skills of... Read more

Learning

26 Apr 2018
The Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action was one of the key outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit and called for the development of guidelines on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in... Read more
06 Nov 2017
This free course, aimed at parents and professionals, is being offered as a guide to helping identify and deal with depression and low mood amongst teenagers and young people. The course will help them to recognise low mood and... Read more
11 Oct 2017
This course offers an introduction to the issue of anxiety among teenagers and young people. It is aimed at health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, and does not require any prior experience or knowledge. The... Read more

Library

20 Feb 2019
Municipal Regulation and Action Plan on Children’s Rights aims to put in the center of their attention and reinstate as a priority in their municipal governance agenda the issues dealing with and related to children. These documents provide... Read more
27 Nov 2018
We are sharing the national representative survey "Voices of the Children" conducted by the Market Links research agency in the period January - February 2017, as per a UNICEF Bulgaria assignment. It follows the model of one of the largest... Read more
03 Oct 2018
Technology can be introduced to ways in which children are engaged with regards to protection. This generally includes education, data collection, and communication with social workers/ child services. While propositions in this article make... Read more

Multimedia

18 May 2019
"What is Social Work?" was the topic of the first monthly discussion meeting organized by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children. Unfortunately, for the moment the videos are only available in Bulgarian. The topic of... Read more
11 Apr 2019
Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI Bulgaria) shared this video from channel bTV's "We Believe in Good". The video presents a restaurant in the capital Sofia which "hires young people at risk and teaches them social... Read more
09 Nov 2018
The Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes (BSGAGP) shared the short film "The Found Children" on their YouTube channel. The film is part of the GLOBUL long-term social program "Let's Hear the Children's... Read more

Participation

How to Communicate with Children with Disabilities?
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Save the Children Armenia Country Office
This manual has been developed by “Save the Children” in the framework of “Initiative for Child’s Health and Education - 2” project.
Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen (Video)
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: TED
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka.
Rights of Children with Disabilities in the International Human Rights Framework and European Union Policy: Norms, Concerns and Opportunities
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Inclusion Europe, Eurochild
This paper summarises the available international and European evidence on the specific situation of children with disabilities and highlights the main opportunities for EU action to guarantee the rights of children with disabilities in the EU.
A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Children's Participation
Date of publication: 2014
Save the Children UK has published several PDFs, which collectively make a "toolkit" for how to measure and evaluation child particpation.  
Music as a Strategy of Youth Resilience in Dadaab Refugee Camp Kenya
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Research on Humanities and Social Sciences
"The Dadaab Refugee Camp is located in Garissa County in North Eastern Kenya.
Gang associated sexual exploitation and violence [Video]
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire team worked with young people from eight different youth projects across England to produce a series of films about what needs to be done to address the issues of gang-associated sexual violence and exploitation.
Take Us Seriously: Engaging Children with Disabilities in Decisions Affecting Their Lives
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recognises that children are not merely passive recipients, entitled to adult protective care.
The State of the World's Children 2013
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
The 2013 edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities.
The Transformation of Participation? Exploring the Potential of “Transformative Participation” for Theory and Practice around Children and Young People’s Participation.
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Global Studies of Childhood
"A wave of interest, policy and activities in children and young people's participation has passed through many countries over recent years.
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning (Video)
Date of publication: 2010
Publisher: TED
In her talk, Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that tea

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