Encouraging Resilience in Children Workshop

Project Encouraging Resilience in Children Workshop
Objectives

To train teachers and community leaders on how to run Child Friendly Spaces within their communities.

Project Partners Valencia, Nasunogan, & Balion (Labrador) Districts
Activities

Activities are geared towards equipping the participants on how to set up and run a Child Friendly Spaces to cater to potentially troubled children as a result of any trauma.

The activities are: Setting up a group depending on the age of the children • How to set up ground rules • Basic Counselling skills • Coping with loss • Dealing with various troubled behavior • Sleep hygiene • Supporting parents • Rebuilding self-esteem and self-efficacy

Locations Don Felippe Hotel, Ormoc City, Leyte Island, Philippines
Period May 5-7th, 2014
Accomplishments

• 27 teachers from Valencia secondary school, Balion Primary School, and Nasunogan Primary School completed training • 6 leaders from CFSI (Community and Family Services International) completed training

Background

The training is a continuation of Child Friendly Spaces set up post disaster, targeting teachers and house leaders to be able to work with potentially affected children. The training included a lot of practical skills building with practice and role plays. The training was designed to be very hands on and effective.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

Based on the feedback by the participants, the training was well received and deemed to be very practical and helpful. They reported that they benefitted a lot from the programme and wished to continue furthering their skills set. Some participants indicated a need for training on how to address really young children from the ages of 3-6.