|Self Learning Materials|
These self-learning materials are highly recommended. They are user-friendly, and it can be adapted to your audience. Let us know if you would like support in using and adapting them to your context.
1. Child Development:
Child development study pack:
The pack developed by Tear Found UK, provides a tool for learning and reflection suitable for people who are in the formative stages of setting up a program and identifying good practice that will help to create a balanced program. It can also be used by those who are already involved in a child-related program, from small, local projects and to large national programs.
Children in residential care and alternative:
This manual looks at children in residential care and some of the alternatives available for residential care and the role of the family for children in residential care. It is recommended that you use this framework in conjunction with the Tearfund Child Development Study Pack.
Community Child Health:
This manual provides a tool for people working in the community and who wants to understand the health of the child in this context. It tells you about, what is community child health, about children’s rights and psycho-social needs, how can a program be community-based and child-focused, what about the spiritual aspects of health and what does Scripture say about the principles of community child health.
Children with disabilities:
This manual explains what is disability, how many children have disabilities, what the Bible says about disability and what is the best way to work with children with disabilities.
2. Reproductive Health, HIV AIDS:
HIV Counseling and Testing for Youth:
This is a training guideline about how to go and counsel youth about HIV testing. It was developed by Family Health International (FHI). If you are directly working with youth who are at risk of acquiring the virus we highly recommend this training manual.
Understanding and challenging HIV stigma Toolkit for action: Young people and stigma
: This training manual first is entitled "Young People and Stigma" and provides exercises to help young people identify the particular stigma issues that they face; analyzes the causes and consequences of stigma; addresses the link between stigma, gender and sexuality; and empowers young people with skills to cope with stigma and build strategies for change.
Understanding and challenging HIV stigma Toolkit for action: Children and stigma:
The second training module in this series, focusing on children of various ages, aims to help explore and understand the different ways in which children are stigmatized and to look at strategies to begin to change attitudes and experiences. Exercises are designed for both children and adults.
My Changing Body, fertility awareness for youth:
My Changing Body provides accurate, factual information about puberty in objective and reassuring terms for young people. What youth learn from My Changing Body will help them to become more self-confident, practice good health habits, and gain a positive self-image. My Changing Body is a fun and engaging manual. Each session includes interactive activities, role-plays, games, and craft-making that not only promote the mastery of new knowledge, but also stimulate participants to share feelings and emotions. By engaging the “heart,” in addition to the “head,” participants hear, learn, and absorb very important messages about their changing bodies.
Training for trainer’s reproductive health: The Training of Trainers Manual provides a comprehensive training program that can be used by ‘master’ level peer educators and trainers. The manual uses participatory techniques based on a variety of theoretical frameworks to ensure that future trainers of peer educators are skilled and confident in their abilities to train peer educators and serve as informed resources for their peers. It also explains how the work of peer educators fits within a systematic approach to behavior change on individual and societal levels. Special attention is given to gender and cultural sensitivity and to youth participation in health education. This training curriculum focuses on sexual and reproductive health and the prevention and management of HIV, other STIs, and substance abuse.
3. Child Protection and Development:
The Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC):
This is a Power Point presentation that contains a summary of the CRC and very useful if you want to train your staff or government officials about the rights of the child. Very important to have in mind if your organizations aims to protect and care for children.
4. Safe Migration, HIV, Trafficking Prevention:
HIV/AIDS and children’s Migration. A training manual for community workers:
This manual is aimed at service providers who are interested in empowering and equipping communities to deal with the impacts of HIV/AIDS. The particular focus here is to train community workers to help families and communities to make informed decisions regarding children’s migration and to provide support.“This manual does not intend to be rigidly prescriptive, but should be adapted to the conditions that prevail in different social and geographical contexts.”It is divided into 8 modules:
Module 1: Raising awareness of the links between AIDS and migration
Module 2: Preparing children
Module 3: Decision-making
Module 4: Adapting to new situation
Module 5: Education
Module 6: Poverty
5. Organizational development tools:
Building Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Systems for HIV/AIDS Program:
This publication is an easy-to-use manual designed to assist NGOs/FBOs/CBOs in developing a monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) framework for HIV programming with “how-to” sections on adopting this framework. The document includes chapters on the basic principles of MER, results-based MER, and indicators as well as providing worksheets that serve as a useful guide. The manual additionally provides practical data protocol sheets that guide NGOs/FBOs/CBOs on adapting their MER systems.
The PISA action guide:
COMMUNITY-DRIVEN TOOLS for Data Collection and Decision Making: Participatory Information Systems Appraisal (PISA) represents a shift in our predominant way of thinking about information for economic and social development.,PISA adapts a well developed family of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools for today's information–intensive economy. The PISA Action Guide systematically introduces and explains the concepts and strategies needed to make well informed, data–based decisions while empowering key stakeholders in the process.
CORE COSTS AND NGO SUSTAINABILITY:
A study and report to assist the NGO community to attain financial stability through good business practices and understand indirect cost rates in order to compete for donor funding.