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Your Learning Journey

A video recap of the topics covered through the six weeks of learning.
<v 1>Hello.</v> We hope that you have found learning about child protection programming in COVID-19. <v 2>And other infectious disease outbreaks, engaging and useful.</v> Six weeks ago, we started the course by introducing the infectious disease outbreak cycle and the importance of associated public health measures on child protection services for children, families and communities. The
minimum standards, guiding principles and the convention on the rights of the child provided a framework for child protection actors, and together we considered how the child protection minimum standards. have been used to guide responses in infectious disease outbreaks. We moved into exploring more prominently, the impact of COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks on risks and protective factors for children while also highlighting the differential impact on boys and girls. We put a spotlight on ensuring safe and meaningful child participation, and youth engagement as well as children with disabilities. Weeks three and four focused on adaptation measures that can be put in place for the continuity of child protection programming during IDO’s such as COVID-19. Critically, we explored the continued importance
of child safeguarding in infectious disease outbreaks: considering safe engagement, both online and offline; adaptation to group activities for children; family strengthening intervention, including child help
lines; child protection community mechanisms; case management; identification, and referrals; alternative care and children deprived of their liberty were covered drawing heavily on practical examples. We moved forward to consider how to adapt program management and monitoring for effective remote delivery, as well as actions to support social service workforce well-being through IDO’s such as COVID-19. Finally, we have ended the course with a focus on the importance of capacity building continuity, cross
sector collaboration and government level engagement and advocacy for child protection outcomes. All this content has been enriched by invaluable exchange and discussion with and between you learners.
Thank you for your active participation through which you have mutually enriched each other’s learning journeys. We hope that you have found the course interesting, engaging, and that you have acquired knowledge and insights to apply in practice, to enhance the protection and well-being of children. You have gone through six intense weeks of learning, for many paired with a busy professional and personal life.
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The final step is to claim your certificate of completion.

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We hope that you have found learning about adapting child protection programming in COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks engaging and useful.

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