Pilot Test of a Violence-Prevention Curriculum among High School Students in Port-au- Prince, Haiti: Baseline Evaluation Survey Report
June 18, 2014
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Executive Summary 1. Levels of dating violence were high. Approximately 98 percent of students had experienced some form of psychological dating violence victimization. Three out of four students had experienced some form of physical/sexual violence victimization. Ninety-four percent of students reported some type of psychological dating violence perpetration while 63 percent reported some physical/sexual dating […]

The Two Faces of Education in Ethnic Conflict
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June 18, 2014
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This study seeks to develop a clearer understanding of one particular dimension of contemporary ethnic conflict: the constructive and destructive impacts of education – the two faces of education. The need for such analysis is apparent from even a cursory review of experiences in conflict-prone regions. Because educational initiatives can have polar opposite impacts, those […]

Transforming Adversity into Opportunity: How Resilience can Promote Quality Education Amidst Conflict and Violence
June 12, 2014
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Summary Education systems in countries at all levels of development and violence (WDR 2011). For more than 40 years, research into resilience has sought to understand how positive outcomes (such as mental and physical health, positive interpersonal relations, socially acceptable behavior, academic success, etc.) can result across a wide range of adverse conditions. In many […]

Resilience in Education Systems: Rapid Assessment Manual
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June 12, 2014
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Summary One of the Education Resilience Approaches (ERA) Program’s first major tools, the RES-360° rapid assessment helps both national education institutions (e.g. Ministries of Education) and schools to identify the risks confronting education communities—especially students. It also points to the assets and positive engagement in schools and communities that, if recognized and supported, can make […]

Assessing Outcomes in Child and Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook
June 12, 2014
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This second edition of the handbook has three purposes. The first is to offer managers and staff in youth programs guidelines for planning an evaluation of their program. Most requests for funding (RFPs) require that the program present an evaluation plan. The funder generally wants to know how the program will evaluate the results of […]

Guide for Constructing Self-Efficacy Scales

Perceived self-efficacy is concerned with people’s beliefs in their capabili- ties to produce given attainments (Bandura, 1997). One cannot be all things, which would require mastery of every realm of human life. People differ in the areas in which they cultivate their efficacy and in the levels to which they develop it even within their […]

A Kit of Tools for Participatory Research and Evaluation with Children, Young People and Adults
June 11, 2014
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Save the Children Norway is happy to publish this ‘kit of tools’ as a contribution towards ongoing efforts to support meaningful participatory research and evaluation with children, young people and adults. We hope this kit will make it easier to include children and young people in studies, evaluations and research such as the thematic evaluation […]

What are Social Norms? How are they Measured?

There are many possible reasons why population groups might engage in behaviors that are beneficial or harmful to children. Many of the reasons have to do with factors such as the physical environment in which they live or their economic status. These may determine, for example, their access to health and other services or the […]

Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents
June 10, 2014
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Summary A tool to profile personal strengths and vulnerability Why Assess Resiliency? • Build positive psychology into your assessment practice • Patterns of strengths within the resiliency domains can influence intervention strategies and goals • Children with higher resiliency report fewer negative symptoms • Children with higher Emotional Reactivity report more bullying and victimization behavior […]

Peacebuilding, Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills: Desk Review And Recommendation
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June 10, 2014
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Summary Children and adolescents can build peace. They can draw from their life experiences, natural resiliency, capacities, talents and personal, familial and cultural assets to embrace peace and introduce peaceful behaviours to their community. We can empower and equip children to assume a peacebuilding role in their schools, communities, and countries by teaching key peacebuilding […]