The Children's Resilience Programme: Psychosocial support in and out of schools
The programme is a nonclinical psychosocial and protection methodology that focuses on children’s positive coping and resilience. The Child Resilience Programme comprises 8-16 structured workshops for children 10-16 years old. The same 1-2 facilitators conduct the activities once or twice a week, for the same group of children. The programme can be implemented for children in and out of school, e.g. during or after disasters, in situations of armed conflict, for children affected by HIV, or as part of preventative social work.
The objectives of the workshops are to:
- Improve cooperation and peaceful interaction between children.
- Improving the motivation to play, problem solving and positive attitude to others.
- Enhance positive expectations to the future. - Enhance impulse control (in relation to aggressive behaviour and/or risk taking behaviour.)
- Enhance capacity and awareness about self-protection and protection of peers. The programme uses techniques, which have been proven effective in building the resilience of children, creating a Fun, Safe and Inclusive environment conducive for this purpose.