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In child protection in humanitarian action (CPHA) it is recognized that children are engaged in a dynamic process of development, while also being impacted by the adverse realities of a humanitarian crisis. Thus, the ultimate goal of any child protection humanitarian intervention is to promote the healthy development and well-being of children by preventing and responding to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children.

This work includes engaging with communities to:

  • enhance the capacity of families to provide consistent, responsive care;
  • protect children from the accumulation of distressing and harmful experiences; and
  • promote or restore opportunities for physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual growth through connection, education, and participation that broadens and increases according to the age and stage of children’s development.

While significant progress has been achieved in developing guidance and standards to support child protection actors in responding to children in humanitarian crises, there is a lack of resources available to guide practitioners in their prevention efforts, particularly in understanding the risk factors that lead to harmful outcomes and the protective factors that help to outweigh them.

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05 Jul 2022
Primary Prevention for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Learn online with the Alliance! What will you learn? The Primary Prevention Framework for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action was released by the Alliance for Child Protection in...
10 May 2022
The Primary Prevention Framework for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action was released by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action in 2021. To complement this framework, the L&D Working Group would like to offer you a free,...
02 Feb 2022
  The Prevention Initiative of the Alliance is pleased to invite you to attend the virtual launch of the Primary Prevention Framework for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. While significant effort and improvements have been made in the...
18 Jan 2022
Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) is “the prevention of and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children1 in humanitarian action.” While significant effort and improvements have been made in the sector on...
28 Sep 2021
Watch this short video and learn about the importance of prevention for the protection of children in humanitiarian action. 
14 Sep 2021
This position paper was developed as part of the Alliance-led Prevention Initiative. The objective of the Prevention Initiative is to develop key prevention focused resources to support child protection humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to...
08 Jul 2021
Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) refers to “the prevention of and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children (VAC) in humanitarian action.” Over the past decades, great efforts have been made to improve the...
03 Jun 2021
The Alliance will be developing a Framework of Action on Preventative Approaches for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and we want to hear from you!  Following a desk review and assessment guidance completed under the Alliance’s Prevention...
11 May 2021
Humanitarian crises, including natural disasters, conflict, and infectious disease outbreaks threaten the health, safety and well-being of children, families, and communities. Risks to children in humanitarian settings are multiple and may include:...
03 May 2021
Recognizing the strategic importance of improving evidence- based approaches to preventing child protection issues, this guidance document was developed as part of the Alliance-led Prevention Initiative to support child protection humanitarian...
10 Mar 2021
Recognizing the strategic importance of improving evidence-based approaches to preventing child protection issues, this report was developed to inform the establishment of a measurement framework for prevention programming in support of the Alliance...
02 Jul 2019
This desk review represents the first step in a larger process to develop an overarching definition of child wellbeing that can be adapted according to context and used to define strategic objectives within humanitarian response. This report can...

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