Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 3 – Staying Safe under Pressure

Why offer this session?

This session looks at how families can minimise some of the key child protection risks emerging from the pressures of the pandemic. When families are struggling with finance, stress and social pressure, they may resort to negative coping strategies such as child labour, trafficking or early marriage – this session helps to raise awareness of these risks and supports families to think through other options that are not harmful for the child.

Which families could benefit from this session?

This session is appropriate for all families, as these risks could apply in all communities. It is particularly relevant for communities where you are aware that any of these child protection issues are an emerging risk.

Before carrying out the phone call, mentors should receive training on this call theme and be aware of referral options. The training is available in the facilitators guide, and can be supported by this video and powerpoint presentation:

Please also refer to:

For more information on Viva’s Child and Family Mentoring Programme Phase 2 go here


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