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Week 2 Wrap-up

The wrap-up of the week summarizes the learning in Week 2 and gives a taste of what is to come in Week 3.
Well done for reaching the end of Week 2!

We hope that you have enjoyed the course so far and that you have learned something new.

Through this second week, we have worked together to build a more holistic understanding of the impact of COVID-19 and other IDOs on children’s risk and protective factors using a socio-ecological and developmental model. We have further reflected on the differential impact of COVID-19 on boys and girls.

After exploring the safe and meaningful participation of children and young people across child protection programming, we turned our attention to the importance of inclusion and service continuity for children with disabilities during IDOs.

At the end of the week, you worked to reflect on child participation in your own context and hopefully received useful and constructive feedback from fellow learners.

You should now be familiar with:

  • Describing child protection risks and protective factors through socio-ecological and developmental models, including considerations on gender differential impacts during COVID-19 and other IDOs.

  • Practical approaches to foster children’s participation during COVID-19 and other IDOs.

  • Key considerations of working with young people.

  • Approaches to working with children with disabilities and other marginalized children during COVID-19 and other IDOs.

Moving into Week 3, we will start the week with a refresher on the centrality of safeguarding before switching gears to focus on how we have to adapt our child protection strategies and approaches during infectious disease outbreaks. After identifying core components for safe online experiences for children, we will shine a spotlight on group activities for child well-being, prevention and response to violence; abuse and, neglect in the home; and, children deprived of their liberty.

We look forward to engaging with you on these key topics next week!

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