Description of the project

Project goal: to increase the effectiveness of detection of cases of violence against children in Ukraine through systematic training of doctors for detection and response to cases of violence.

Main tasks of the project:

  1. Preparation of training materials for the conference and training for trainers.
  2. Formation of a team of potential trainers.
  3. Planning a system for assessing the effectiveness of learning and follow-up.
  4. Organization of educational events. Conference and training for trainers.
  5. Organization and implementation of trainings for medical workers in the regions of Ukraine.
  6. Information support and communication for information purposes.

Results:

  • Awareness and practice skills of 100 health professionals and representatives of other departments in identifying cases of child abuse through the conference has been increased.
  • Selection and training of 21 national medical trainers who are leading experts in the field of detection of violence against children have been selected and trained and prepared to teach this topic under the programs "Child Protection from Violence. Role of a Medical Worker "and" Development of Coaching Skill ".
  • Each region has at least one trainer physician who supports the project and disseminates knowledge on identifying and responding to cases of child abuse.
  • Phase 3 of the project began - training of healthcare workers in the regions. Planning of trainings in regions of Ukraine in 2019.

Target audience

  • Family doctors, pediatricians, natal doctors, ambulance doctors.
  • Workers of the child protection system, with which the representatives of the medical sphere cooperate / should cooperate in the field of detection of violence against children: social workers, employees of educational establishments, employees of internal affairs bodies;

Solves global goals

Good health and well-being

Violence against children worldwide is recognized as a medical problem. The doctor should be the key person who can accurately detect child abuse and timely and clearly respond to such a case In addition, there are no projects or programs aimed at identifying and regulating interagency cooperation mechanisms between doctors, police, social workers and educators in case of violence, which would provide timely and qualitative assistance to affected children.

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Project must: significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere, end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children, promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.

Good health and well-being

Violence against children worldwide is recognized as a medical problem. The doctor should be the key person who can accurately detect child abuse and timely and clearly respond to such a case In addition, there are no projects or programs aimed at identifying and regulating interagency cooperation mechanisms between doctors, police, social workers and educators in case of violence, which would provide timely and qualitative assistance to affected children.

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Project must: significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere, end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children, promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.

About the applicant organization

International non-profit organization ‘International Leadership and Development Center’ was founded in 2007 with the purpose of promoting child welfare best practices through development of Competency Based Training System.


Project partners

Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Office of the President of Ukraine on the rights of the child

Institute for Human Services (USA)

Penn State University (USA)

NYU School of Medicine (USA)

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