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Standards for Child Participation

September 17, 2018

This document focuses on the meaningful, appropriate, safe and ethical participation of children in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities.

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Guidance on Accountability to Children

September 17, 2018

This guidance gives an overview of the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability in child‑centered programs.

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Measuring Children’s Psychosocial Well-being

September 17, 2018

This guidance helps field practitioners to develop a programmatically appropriate definition of psychosocial well‑being in relation to children, along with indicators that are responsive to that definition. It aids the selection of appropriate data collection methods and the development of corresponding data collection tools.

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Singing to the Lions: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives

September 17, 2018

Singing to the Lions is a free training package (facilitator’s guide, supplement and video) by CRS, that is designed to help children and youth lessen the impact of violence and abuse in their lives. The main component is a three-day workshop where participants learn skills that can help them transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Although the workshop… View Article

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Framework for Strengthening Integration of Mental Health in Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

September 6, 2018

Mental health is a fundamental component of adult, child and community health and well-being. When mental health is not considered or addressed, there can be significant impacts on an individual, the family and the community. This paper aims to provide a framework for existing OVC programs to consider and improve integration of mental health in… View Article

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Retaining Adolescent Girls and Young Women in HIV Prevention Programming: A Review of Girls’ Clubs and Savings Groups in Mozambique

August 13, 2018

This report presents a description of the girls’ clubs and savings groups implemented by Project Força à Comunidade e Às Crianças (FCC; Child and Community Strengthening) of World Education International (WEI) and World Vision’s Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) project. The two projects in Mozambique are implementing girls’ clubs and savings groups as part… View Article

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Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting PEPFAR’s Essential Survey Indicators for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs: Research Protocol Template

August 8, 2018

This protocol template is designed for organizations collecting the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators (ESI) of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It includes sections on background, study design, human subjects research, and fieldwork procedures for data collection of the nine MER OVC… View Article

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Tangible benefits to child well-being seen among households participating in savings and internal lending communities (SILC)

August 2, 2018

This brief shares data about the effect of savings groups — which CRS calls “SILC” (Savings and Internal Lending Communities) — on vulnerable households in Nigeria. Between August 2015 and September 2017, more than 1,100 SILC groups were formed within the CRS-led “SMILE” program for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The groups engaged nearly 25,000 members, including roughly… View Article

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SMILE OVC program uses targeted approach to boost TB case-finding among vulnerable children

August 2, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million children (<15 years) currently suffer from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, and more than 210,000 die each year. In 2016, leveraging the robust infrastructure and partnerships of a large, multi-sectoral orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program called “SMILE”, CRS expanded the program’s core mandate to include community childhood TB case-finding, with a… View Article

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INSPIRE Handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children

July 31, 2018

The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support… View Article

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