Across the world, children are at riskfrom violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Conflict and natural disasters have forced millions to flee their homes and confront the dangers of migration and displacement. Commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, child labor, and child marriage are problems in many countries. At-risk children and adolescents need their rights enforcedif we are to protect them from harm and to ensure that they develop to their full potential.
Led by Jacqueline Bhabha, Research Director of the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, this course will teach you the causes and consequences of child protection failures. You will consider the strategies, international laws, standards, and resources required to protect all children. You will be able to link legal frameworks and child-rights approaches to the work of policymakers, lawyers, health workers, educators, law enforcement, and social workers. Learners will come to understand how they can ensure the protection of children and apply child protection strategies to their own work.
Join Harvard faculty, practitioners, and a global community of learners to master a child-centered systems approach to preventing and responding to violence, exploitation, and abuse against children.
Every Child's Right to Protection
The Legal Foundation of Child Protection
Defining and Measuring Child Protection
Violence Against Children
Causes and Consequences of Violence
Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Violence
Examples of Preventing and Addressing Violence
Children and the Law
Children in Conflict with the Law
Children in Contact with the Law
Migrant Children and the Law
A System's Approach to Child Protection
Components of a Child Protection System
Identifying Problems in Child Protection System
Global and Local Action to Strengthen Child Protection Systems
Start your review of Child Protection: Children's Rights in Theory and Practice
MOSES WASONGA ABWAO
Child protection is very fundamental in child development, in Africa especially Kenya most of the children have been introduced to child labor. Various push and pull factors have contributed to child labor, early pregnancies, school drop outs and child abuse.
I believe if every parent execute his/her responsibilities well we shall have a generation full of great potential individuals who are ready to impact the community they belong to.
Daniela Gálvez is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very interesting course. I am learning how children are abused all around the world and how to stop these situations. Before doing this, I didn’t know the people that needed help, but after reading some stuff about CRC, and official UNICEF information, I could open my eyes and see reality and how world works and how governments should react to these problems.
Penso que o Curso é muito importante e, quanto necessário. Porquanto, se dedicarmos mais tempo e major atenção ao desenvolvimento integral de criança, estaremos a evitar o trabalho de ter que corrigir is comportamentos subversives dos adultos. Mais, pouparemos esforços e recursos para rider dos adultos vulneráveis, no dominio da acção social.