Learn about evidence-based strategies and approaches to preventing and responding to violence against children. Whether you are a practitioner, policymaker, funder or someone who cares deeply about this issue, this course will strengthen your knowledge about forms of violence against children, how societal, community, and family-level factors affect violence, and how the evidence-based INSPIRE framework and strategies can help to end violence against children.
This MOOC represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help countries and communities intensify their focus on the prevention programmes and services with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children. Each module will introduce one of the seven strategies, discuss current evidence from the field, and provide an overview of approaches to implementation. Child protection experts and practitioners worldwide will discuss their experiences with adapting the INSPIRE strategies and guide you through various case studies
This MOOC was developed by the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), End Violence Against Children: The Global Partnership; Together for Girls, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Bank, and multiple national and international civil society organizations (agencies with a long history of galvanizing a consistent, evidence-based approach to preventing violence against children). Additional contributions were provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).