INSPIRE Handbook: Action Implementing the Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children.
World Health Organization. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
x, 293 p.
Published: July 2018
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This handbook explains that in 2016, 10 global agencies collaborated to produce “INSPIRE: Seven Strategies For Ending Violence Against Children”, the first-ever global technical package for preventing and responding to violence against children. The INSPIRE package is anchored by the recognition in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that all children have the right to be free from all forms of violence, and sets out evidence that clearly shows that preventing violence against children is critical to ensuring sound neurological development, enhancing early childhood development, interrupting the intergenerational cycle of violence, reducing crime, and laying the foundations for lifelong health, well-being and productivity. This handbook explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit specific needs and context. Chapter 1 discusses implementing the INSPIRE package and provides information and recommendations for adapting programs to local contexts while keeping effective core components, funding and resource mobilization, scaling-up successful initiatives, child participation, and estimating costs. The importance of multisectoral actions and coordination and monitoring and evaluation is also considered. Following the introductory chapter, the seven strategy-specific chapters address the implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills. The handbook concludes with a summary of INSPIRE’s implementation and impact indicators. Appendices include a list of core INSPRIE indicator sand domains and a list of illustrative survey questionnaire items. 31 references. (Author abstract modified)
community violence; children; prevention programs; program implementation; family support systems; child abuse; Cost effectiveness; risk factors; evidence based practice; guidelines