Child Protection Online Course
Across the world, children face threats including violence and exploitation. In times of humanitarian crises fueled by war and natural disaster, they are at greater risk.
Anyone who works with tamariki must play an active role in protecting them from harm. This course will help you recognise the indicators of abuse and understand how to respond to disclosures.
Human Rights and Child Protection
The world’s most vulnerable children are at risk from violence, exploitation and abuse. Child protection professionals recognize and protect children from these harms by raising awareness, lobbying governments for policy changes, responding to humanitarian emergencies and pursuing justice for perpetrators.
In this free course, you will learn about the foundations of human rights in international law and study case studies addressing pressing issues for children around the globe. You will also explore the severe impact that violence and exploitation have on children and discover strategies for their prevention.
This course is suitable for anyone whose work or leisure activity brings them into contact with tamariki (children) including early childhood education workers, school staff and out of school hours care providers. It will also be helpful for community members who care about the safety of their families and the wider community. You will gain knowledge about grooming and how to recognise signs of abuse, and be able to identify and report inappropriate behaviour.
Humanitarian Child Protection
In today’s complex and dynamic world, children are often a vulnerable group in humanitarian crises. They can be at risk from exploitation, abuse and neglect or even recruitment into belligerent groups. Effective responses are needed.
Humanitarian child protection actors work to reduce the negative impacts of disasters and conflict on children, preventing trauma, building resilience and saving lives. The course explores the principles, policies and practices of this field of practice and identifies opportunities for learning from science and practice to strengthen current international child protection approaches in humanitarian contexts.
This free-of-charge online course is designed for humanitarian practitioners and newcomers to the sector as well as students looking for a career in this area. It broadens your understanding of child protection in the context of humanitarian crisis, based on the Sphere Minimum Standards and provides tools to integrate child protection into your response. You can also choose to opt-in for a verified certificate to add to your CV for an extra cost.
Resilience in Children
For those involved in children’s care, it’s crucial to understand how children cope with the many challenges they may face. Resilience is not a trait that you have or don’t have; it is a collection of factors including meaningful relationships, internal locus of control, self-efficacy, and supportive environments.
Children learn resilience from the important people in their lives. When they see you and others overcoming setbacks, letting go of anger, and thinking positively in difficult situations, they build confidence that they can also overcome their own obstacles.
During this course, you’ll explore strategies to protect children from abuse and exploitation. You’ll also gain an in-depth look into the psychology of abusers, with a special focus on conditions such as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. You’ll also dissect the legal landscape, from mandatory reporting to law enforcement procedures. You’ll learn how to identify tell-tale signs of child abuse and best practices for interviewing young victims, assessing risk, and confronting suspects.
Children at Risk
Across the world, children are at risk from violence, exploitation and neglect in situations of conflict and natural disaster. This course equips you to support them, with knowledge and skills that you can apply in any context.
Explore what is considered child abuse, and how to identify and respond to disclosures. You will also learn about the different forms of child sexual exploitation and what can be done to protect children.
Educators are often the first people in a school to encounter issues of concern and are a key point of contact for students and parents. This course is designed to give you the foundational strategic and operational Child Protection basics that will help you to act responsibly in your role as a teacher.