Concerned that your programming doesn’t see the whole child? This video may be for you
This new 10-minute video unpacks how to implement a socio-ecological approach and develop adequate strategies in child protection. Through an overview of the Child Protection Minimum Standards’ Pillar 3, it highlights the value of considering the interrelated dimensions affecting both protection risks and their solutions.
The CPMS’ Pillar 3 describes critical strategies, approaches, and interventions for preventing and responding to child protection risks in humanitarian settings. Applying a socio-ecological approach to child protection involves designing integrated interventions that work in partnership with children, families, communities, and societies.
“A socio-ecological model almost forces us to expand our lens and look at the broader and more holistic development of the child,” explains in the video Hani Mansourian, co-coordinator of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
The video includes brief examples of Pillar 3 implementation in field work in Iraq and Nigeria.
- Children actively participate in the protection and well-being of themselves and their peers.
- Children are mostly raised in families (sometimes also by other close relations).
- Families are nested in communities.
- Communities form wider societies.
- Applying a socio-ecological approach to child protection programming
- Group activities for child well-being
- Strengthen family and caregiving environments
- Community-level approaches
- Case management
- Alternative care
- Justice for children