Reporting on effective strategies and programs for violence prevention to help children and youth in disasters and complex emergencies.
Abstract: While children and youth are always particularly vulnerable to violence, young people living in contexts that are devoid of programs and services which focus on protection become significantly more vulnerable. The purpose of the knowledge synthesis report on violence prevention is to examine the ways in which complex emergencies and disasters expose children and youth to violence, and to highlight promising practices that foster resilience in these challenging environments. Given what we know about the impacts of violence and the prospects for prevention, identifying contexts where protection services are non-existent must be a primary objective of child protection advocates and practitioners. Disasters and complex emergencies are contexts that expose children and youth to increased risks of violence. Due to the lack of services available in these contexts, immediate action is required.Download the Full Report (.PDF)
This document presents a summary of the information found in the CYCC Network’s knowledge synthesis report Promising Practices for Violence Prevention to Help Children in Disasters and Complex Emergencies. Children and youth are always vulnerable to violence, but living within the context of complex emergencies and disasters significantly heightens their exposure. This report brings together existing research and practice based knowledge to explore how we can prevent young people from being exposed to violence during these challenging circumstances.Download Now (english .pdf)Download Now (French .pdf)
Our policy checklist will help you and your organization put the recommendations from our report Promising Practices for Violence Prevention to Help Children and Youth in Disasters and Complex Emergencies into action. Download your checklist then print and share!Download Now (english .pdf)Download Now (French .pdf)
Terence Rudolph and Emily Pelley (neé Zinck)
Shelly Whitman, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative
Judi Fairholm, Canadian Red Cross RespectED: Violence and Abuse Prevention