Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts: free online course available on Kaya

Adolescents are often overlooked in humanitarian responses, even though they are one of the most affected age groups during a crisis. This new online course from Save the Children is designed to provide guidance for practitioners working in different humanitarian contexts, from protracted crises to rapid onset emergencies. It is available in English and Arabic, and can be accessed both online and offline on Kaya.
Is this course for me? **The module is based on regional and global evidence on good practices and approaches working with adolescents in humanitarian contexts. It is tailored for practitioners working in the Middle East and North Africa region, but has global application. We hope the module will become a reference material for your daily work with adolescents.

How will I benefit from this course?**On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain ‘who are adolescents?’ – broadly and in humanitarian contexts.
  • Identify the key domains of adolescent development and understand how the development stages differ for boys and girls, and for different age groups.
  • Explain how displacement and conflict can affect adolescent development and impact upon adolescent wellbeing.
  • Identify and be familiar with Save the Children Middle East and Eastern Europe ten core approaches to working with adolescents in humanitarian contexts.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of what we, as practitioners, need to put in place to facilitate effective programmes for adolescents in humanitarian context. **