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Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children Resources

This collection of training resources has been developed to build the capacity of and train health care providers and social welfare officers to deliver effective gender-based violence- and violence against children-related prevention and response services.

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Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children: Facilitator’s Guide for Health Care Providers And Social Welfare Officers

This Facilitator's Guide aims to assist trainers from diverse backgrounds—including but not limited to instructors from medical, social welfare, and public health departments; researchers; as well as gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) experts in monitoring and evaluation, HIV, and human rights programs—to facilitate GBV and VAC training for health care workers and social welfare officers on effective GBV and VAC prevention and response.

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Training Slides for Health Care Providers and Social Welfare Officers: Module 1 - Introduction to GBV and VAC

Module 1 introduces the concepts, causes, magnitude, and consequences of gender-based violence and violence against children. It prepares participants to understand essential elements of GBV and VAC and their linkages with public health, human rights, poverty, SRHR, and HIV. This module comprises two sessions:

  • Concepts of Gender, Gender-Based Violence, and Violence Against Children
  • Reproductive Health Rights and GBV under National Laws and Policies.
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Training Slides for Health Care Providers and Social Welfare Officers: Module 2 - Management of GBV and VAC Survivors

This module provides learning competencies to participants on interpersonal communication skills, medical, medicolegal, and psychosocial care and support to the survivors of GBV and VAC. The module covers key concepts and principles in GBV and VAC and practices of GBV and VAC care and support in the following sessions:

  • Interpersonal Communication, Values, and Attitudes of Health Care Providers
  • Principles and Procedures for Management of GBV and VAC Survivors
  • Physical Examination and Treatment of Survivors
  • Forensic Sample/Evidence Management
  • Approaches in the Provision of Psychosocial Care and Support.
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Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children Assessment Toolkit for Health Care Providers and Social Welfare Officers

This GBV and VAC Assessment Toolkit is part of the GBV and VAC training package for health care workers and social welfare officers. GBV and VAC trainers are expected to use this toolkit in combination with the GBV and VAC Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) Curriculum; GBV and VAC Training Module Slides; GBV and VAC Training Facilitator’s Guide; GBV and VAC Participant’s Manual; and the GBV and VAC Job Aids. The pre- and post-tests should be completed at the beginning and end of each module.

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Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children Training of Trainers Manual for Health Care Providers and Social Welfare Officers

This manual will orient trainers to the GBV and VAC required competencies for organizing, coordinating, and delivering the GBV and VAC training package to health care providers and social welfare officers. The sessions of this Training of Trainers Manual are taught to the trainer as an addition to the comprehensive GBV and VAC training package. The manual is divided into six sessions, as follows:

  • Concepts and Principles of Learning and Teaching
  • Training Facilitation Methods
  • Facilitating a Role-Play
  • Conducting a Teaching Demonstration
  • Conducting Practicum Teaching and Teach-Back Methodology
  • Training Organization and Coordination
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Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children CBET Curriculum for Health Care Providers and Social Welfare Officers

The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare health care and social welfare workers to gain a combination of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and wider attributes of GBV and VAC competencies in provision of services at different levels of health and social welfare settings.

Learners using this curriculum are expected to gain a wider understanding of GBV and VAC and adequate abilities to provide medical, psychosocial, and preventive services that demonstrate positive, nonjudgmental attitudes to GBV and VAC survivors as part of ethically sound service provision.