Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme: Training Videos

In addition to the materials provided here, you may want to use these training videos produced by Viva, to equip your mentors. The videos are produced to be used in two sessions, and can work for both individual or group training. Each video session should last for about 30 minutes including discussion time. The sessions … More Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme: Training Videos

Viva Phone Mentoring Programme: Adapted materials for use with children with disabilities

Thanks to Viva’s partnership with Embrace the Middle East and their Lebanese partner, SKILD, the conversation guides for the Phone Mentoring programme are now available in an adapted form for use with children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities. These should be used in conjunction with the programme guidelines and additional call materials for each … More Viva Phone Mentoring Programme: Adapted materials for use with children with disabilities

Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme

Through this programme, volunteers mentor children and adults in the same family using resources sent to phones and via phone calls. The phone calls are designed to be participatory and engaging and support proactive action for the family on each topic. Mentors complete 8 phone calls including the introduction and closing call with six phone … More Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme

Family strengthening programmes

Families represent a critical aspect of child protection, often representing children’s primary source of safety, support and protection; however, parents are often under increased stress and pressure in an emergency and so support to strengthen the family could be critical in keeping children safe. The breakdown of infrastructure and social networks in conflict and disaster settings … More Family strengthening programmes

Psychosocial support capacity building for local partners

At the foundation of psychosocial support is community involvement and leadership. The local community is best positioned to provide psychosocial support and healing during an emergency. The local community knows the needs of their community, understand the culture and customs, and have pre-existing relationships and networks. Building the capacity of local partners is a critical … More Psychosocial support capacity building for local partners

Psychosocial support for staff and volunteers working with children

Staff and volunteers assisting children in emergencies are exposed to many difficult situations. They are exposed to loss, traumatic events, exploitation, abuse, and even death. Staff and volunteers will be confronted with children who have immense needs that they are unable to meet. They provide support and comfort to grieving children. The work can be … More Psychosocial support for staff and volunteers working with children

Support for children in conflict with the law

During emergencies, child protection actors report that numbers of child victims, witnesses and (alleged) offenders rise dramatically. Within conflict settings in particular, when justice systems are weakened through under-investment and lack of regulation, normal rules of detention are often misapplied or unenforced. Standards to ensure the wellbeing of juveniles in the justice system may be … More Support for children in conflict with the law

Capacity building for education

In emergency settings, schools may be damaged or unusable, and displacement may put pressure on host education systems meaning that capacity for all children to be in school is limited. In these situations, local partners may establish education programmes to try to bridge this gap, and where partners are not experienced education providers, capacity building … More Capacity building for education