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Guide to Prevention


by Addressing Violence Against Children and Poverty
According to research from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, root causes of orphanhood and vulnerability in children include violence and poverty. The world’s best research has also shown what works to address violence against children and poverty for all children, including those with disabilities. WWO Roadmap - Prevention
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Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence Against Children

A Workshop for Faith and Community Leaders
This workshop has been widely used in 12 countries to help pastors and faith leaders teach the adults and teenagers in their churches about preventing sexual violence against children and youth. WWO Uganda and WWO Romania teams have also used it for training church leaders and youth. Teaching Tool for Faith Leaders
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Welcome Talk

For refugee and displaced children
Welcome Talk is an educational flipbook to help children on the move, who are displaced by crisis of any type, stay safe and get help if abuse occurs. Welcome Talk Tehila Welcome-Talk Flipbook
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Real Fathers

A core program that was developed in Uganda by Save the Children, has now been well-studied and has a full implementation guide as above, is the only program specifically for fathers – and especially for young fathers. The resources include a Mentor’s Guide, Participant’s Guide, Mentor Resource Sheets, and Young Mother’s Guide. Real Fathers Program
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Good Schools Toolkit

The Good Schools Toolkit was created to help educators and students explore what makes a healthy, vibrant and positive school, and guide them through a process to create their vision. The program focuses on influencing a child’s school experience and whole-school culture, to help reduce peer violence in schools, among other outcomes. Led by...
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Full WWO Roadmap and Roadmap Summary

Multiple languages available
Full WWO Roadmap: English -WWO Full Roadmap Spanish -WWO Hoja de Ruta WWO Roadmap Summary (12pages): English -WWO Roadmap Summary Spanish -WWO Hoja De Ruta Resumen Portuguese -WWO Roadmap sumário French -Introduction à la WWO Feuille de Route Ukrainian -Огляд дорожньої карти «Світ без сиріт» Thai -WWO Roadmap Summary Polish...
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Parenting Tips

In all crisis settings – the pandemic, war, or climate change, communities of faith are often the first responders, providing psychosocial first aid and support to families and children. In response to these crises, Oxford University and many other partnersdeveloped evidence-based parenting tips that key off the evidence used for the ‘Parenting...
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Safeguarding Resources

JAMES is a simple story to help children be safe from Child Sexual Abuse. The story explains the difference between a secret and a surprise. Since most predators get children to keep secrets and often back the secret up with a threat if they tell, it is important to help children understand that we do NOT keep secrets. However, there are...
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World Without Orphans Safeguarding Policy

WWO GLOBAL commits to individual and corporate responsibility for the safeguarding of children. We agree it is never acceptable for a child to experience, emotional, physical, sexual, or social abuse, or neglect of any kind. We recognize there are two ways abuse is conducted: commission – where the child is the target of abuse and/or neglect;...
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Child Safety: Program Materials

Creating Safe Environments for Children

A Toolkit for Safeguarding Children and Protecting them from Harm, published by Viva
The Toolkit is structured around 7 chapters which takes organisations or churches through a process of understanding the reasons for keeping children safe, the potential risks to children’s safety, assessing where they are in keeping children safe, and putting in place policies and procedures which can ensure that we do all we can to protect...
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Child Safety at Church: Policy Development Guide

How to Begin Developing and Updating a Safe Sanctuaries® Policy

Steps For Creating a Policy to Safeguard Children and Youth; produced by United Methodist Church
The webpage includes 10 steps to guide churches in reducing the risk of abuse and protecting children and youth in their congregations. Visit Discipleship Ministries Safe Sanctuaries Website
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Child Protection Flipbook

Touch Talk

Involving children in their own protection
Tehila Zambia has created the TouchTalk Flipbook to enable various segments of society – teachers, social workers, community members, church leaders, child caregivers, to name a few – to broach the topic of child sexual abuse, exploitation and defilement in an engaging and thoughtful way. Because of its portability, it has the added benefit...
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Spiritual Foundations: Program Materials

Understanding God’s Heart for Children

Facilitator’s Guide for Group Study, published by Viva
Understanding God’s Heart for Children offers the opportunity for learning through reflection on experience and exploration of scripture, enabling Christians to hear and understand God’s desire and purpose for children. This resource is a facilitator’s guide for implementing a 7-week group study. Read the article about Understanding God's Heart...
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Violence Against Children: Community Assessment Tool

List of Core INSPIRE Indicators and Domains

How to define and measure change
The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with other agencies, identified the seven most effective evidence-based strategies to reduce violence against children in a technical package called INSPIRE. Appendix A on this page lists the core indicators identified by INSPIRE that can be used by governmental and non-governmental agencies to...
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Violence Against Children: Strategy Handbook

Response and Support Framework

Action for Implementing the Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children, published by the World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with other agencies, identified the seven most effective evidence-based strategies to reduce violence against children in a technical package called INSPIRE. This handbook is designed to help leaders select and implement effective INSPIRE strategies within their own communities/nations. INSPIRE Handbook Open...
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Parenting Training: Program Materials

Parenting for Lifelong Health for Young Children

Instructors Manual and Parent’s Handbook
From the Facilitator Manual: “The Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme is a group-based parenting program for families with children ages 2-9. It has been designed specifically for vulnerable families facing challenges with their children’s behavior while promoting healthy parent-child relationships.” Easy to Share Parenting Tips Open the Facilitator...
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Parenting Training: Program Materials

Parenting for Lifelong Health for Teens

Instructor’s Manual and Family Handbook by Lucie Cluver, Jenny Doubt, Jamie Lachman, Sibongile Tsoanyane, and Catherine Ward
The Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme is a 14-week program for parents and teens designed to help families get along better. The goal is to reduce the risk of child abuse and to facilitate changes that protect a teen’s safety. Easy to Share Parenting Tips Open the Facilitator Manual Open the HIV Enhanced Facilitator Manual Open the Family Guidebook How to jointraining
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Violence Against Children Prevention: Online Resources

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies to End Violence Against Children

Initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with 8 other global agencies, INSPIRE builds on the best of THRIVES: Core Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Children from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and UNICEF’s Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action. Resources: INSPIRE Infographic INSPIRE...
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Mentoring Boys: Toolkit

Coaching Boys into Men

Teaching Respect, Integrity and Non-violence in Relationships; Sponsored by Futures Without Violence
Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength. The toolkit includes everything needed to successfully deliver the Coaching Boys Into Men Card Series Curriculum. Coaching Boys...
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Financial Stewardship: Facilitator’s Guide

Restore: Savings

Church Facilitator’s Guide by Hope International and the Chalmer’s Center
RESTORE: Savings helps congregations start Savings Groups as a church ministry. The purpose of this curriculum is to encourage, inspire, and teach members of Savings Groups as they experience Jesus’ reconciling power in all areas of their lives. Open the Restore: Savings - Church Facilitator Guide pdf
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Kids can be easy targets on the internet and in person. A few strategies for parents and caregivers
The site provides information for parents about staying safe online and offline. PARENTING: 8 STRATEGIES TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE — ONLINE AND OFF
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Non-violence Training: Training Manual

SASA! Faith

Come Together to Prevent Violence Against Women and HIV
Training manual for conducting group meetings to support an initiative in which Christian leaders and believers come together to prevent violence against women and HIV. The groups are designed to be from within the faith-based community. Open the SASA! Faith Training Manual Open the SASA! Faith Power Point Slides - pdf
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WWO Results Measures

The WWO Key Results measures align with WWO Objectives. These Key Results are based on the WWO Global Strategy: 2020-2023, which emphasizes a combination of an organization and a network that links the stability of organization structure with the nimbleness and access of networks. Download WWO Results Measures WWO Monitoring and Evaluation...
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