Child Protection: Educational manual for child protection experts, Yerevan, UNICEF and COAF, 2009 eng
This manual is devoted to child protection issues in Armenia. The issues discussed in the manual include: child birth registration, healthcare, family care and if needed alternative child care, juvenile justice, child labour, child violence.
When we think about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children many questions arise, particularly in relation to the purpose of a legal ban and what prohibition will mean for parents and family life. The booklet aims to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and dispel common misperceptions about the reasons for prohibition and its impact on families.
The one pager of “Replacing Violence with Love” Public Campaign to Combat Violence against Children is available in Armenian.
Domestic violence and neglect; Background Paper; Author Julia Sillanpää – World Vision, 2015
Only by knowing about violence it is possible to plan and design interventions and strategies to end violence against children. This article about domestic violence and neglect is being grounded to the key findings of the work of World Vision International and to the newest research of violence against children. The article defines domestic violence and neglect by handling the fundamental problem of violence through the framework of World Vision, and presents the most productive interventions World Vision has announced following the Article 19 of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Child abuse and neglect affect children’s health now and later, and costs to our country are significant. Neglect, physical abuse, custodial interference, and sexual abuse are types of child maltreatment that can lead to poor physical and mental health well into adulthood. The physical, psychological, behavioral and economic consequences of child maltreatment are explained below.
Corporal punishment of children: review of research on its impact and associations, working paper, June 2016
Corporal punishment is a violation of children’s rights. International human rights law is clear that children have a right to legal protection from all corporal punishment in all settings of their lives.1 There is no need to look for evidence of the negative effects of corporal punishment in order to know that it must be prohibited in law and eliminated in practice – just as there is no need for research to show that violence against any other group of people is harmful before efforts are made to end it.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, 2013
The impact of child abuse and neglect is often discussed in terms of physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences. In reality, however, it is impossible to separate the types of impacts. Physical consequences, such as damage to a child’s growing brain, can have psychological implications, such as cognitive delays or emotional difficulties. Psychological problems often manifest as high-risk behaviors. Depression and anxiety, for example, may make a person more likely to smoke, abuse alcohol or drugs, or overeat. High-risk behaviors, in turn, can lead to long-term physical health problems, such as sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and obesity. Not all children who have been abused or neglected will experience long-term consequences, but they may have an increased susceptibility.
Guidelines for Child Protection, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2006
The guidebook is a project proposal for child protection and healthcare services, which, if further developed, can be a background document to support the improvements in the country.
The initial guidebook was developed based on the Child Protection Guidelines by the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Ending Violence Against Children; Six strategies for action, 2014, United Nations Children’s Fund
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
The scope of this review includes interventions that address interpersonal violence (emotional, physical and sexual) against children at home, school, work; the community at large and social spaces created by mobile and online technology. The report does not address violence that occurs in the context of natural disasters or armed conflict. Violence in these contexts is specific to humanitarian action and is addressed in other reports.
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities, Division of Violence Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016
This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect. These strategies include strengthening economic supports to families; changing social norms to support parents and positive parenting; providing quality care and education early in life; enhancing parenting skills to promote healthy child development; and intervening to lessen harms and prevent future risk.