Child Protection

“Our Children Are Our Future” is a Child Protection Facilitation Manual. It is built to teach local facilitators to follow the steps of a workshop to be held in villages.

It is for Vanuatu community leaders, faith based leaders, parents and caregivers to develop a better understanding of children. It draws attention to some of the important issues that children face in their development and aims to find solutions and give them tools to help overcome the difficult situations.

UNICEF Pacific, 2016

The  “Our Children Are Our Future” Facilitation Manual for Vanuatu has been adapted from the Children Are a Precious Gift from God Facilitation Manual for Fiji, which drew from the Journey of Life Manual, UNICEF Myanmar and incorporated aspects of Positive Discipline, What it is and How to Do it by Save the Children Sweden, South East Asia and the Pacific.  The Manual has been produced by the Child Protection Team, UNICEF Vanuatu, April, 2016

Acknowledgements

Ministry of Justice and Community Services, Director General, Mark Peter Bebe; Ministry of Justice and Community Services, Child Desk Coordinator, Elizabeth Emil; AVID Volunteer – Child Desk, Emily Ellis; UNICEF Pacific Child Protection Chief, Amanda Bissex; UNICEF Child Protection Officer, Joemela Simeon; Ministry of Youth, Senior Youth Officer, Rebecca Solomon; Senior Youth Employment Officer, Vira Taivakalo. The manual was drafted, pre-tested and finalised by UNICEF Consultant, Ana Laqeretabua.

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Some examples of the manual’s pages

BOOK Our Children are Our Future-1 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-6,7 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-16,17BOOK Our Children are Our Future-PRINT BOOK Our Children are Our Future-50,51 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-58,59 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-84,85 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-90,91 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-94,95 BOOK Our Children are Our Future-96,97

ILLUSTRATIONS

Introduction

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Community growing Yam, symbol emphasising the importance of the role of parents, caregivers and the community leaders to support and guide the child to ensure the child develops well, similar to the growing of yam. Without proper support and guidance, there will not be a good harvest of yam. Similarly without the proper support and guidance, children will not develop well.

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Child Development Stages. Illustrations used to discuss the physical development / general behaviour / common problems and needs of the child within each age group.

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The Right to Life

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The Right to Spiritual belief

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The Right to Education

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The Right to Health

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The Right to Food Shelter

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The Right to Protection / Food / Shelter

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The Right to Identity

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The Right to Participation

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The Right to Protection

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(unpublished)

Problems

Child is crying, parent doesn’t know what to do

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Child over excited, breaks things

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Child doesn’t want to stop playing, mother needs to take him to school and go to work

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Child wants to help mother making diner, mother is in a hurry

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Children fighting for an object

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Child upset with parent, doesn’t want to say why

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Teenager doesn’t want to stop listening to music, parent doesn’t know how to deal with the situation

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Teenager having his first tattoo done by a friend at home

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Mother waiting for her teenage son who is late coming home

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Misery

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Neglect

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Hunger

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two sisters living without parents

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child taking care of sick parent

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Disability
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ABUSES

Verbal abuse

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Emotional abuse

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Exploitation

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Sexual Abuse

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Physical AbuseCHILD-PROTECT-47-girl-beaten-by-father

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unpublished

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Roads to danger

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Happy child

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Circle of support

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Broken circle of support

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Community Action Plan

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About julie sauerwein

Graphic designer and illustrator specialized in Education,Child Protection, Wash. Works for Ngo's and Public Institutions.