On the 16th June 2016 Umhlali partnered with GIZ and Izizwe to run a community festival celebrating children and youth. The event consisted of street soccer, games, face painting, mural painting, music, a fashion show, painting the wall of a crèche and art.
CJCP has developed a series of resources for early childhood development centres (ECDs) as well as for organisations that provide support and capacitation services to ECDs.
The resources include:
.A group of high school girls from Walmer Township participated in a photomapping exercise, where they were issued with cameras and asked to document life in Walmer Township from a safety perspective. These are some of their photos. Umhlali will be hosting an exhibition of the photos during the second half of the year
CJCP has released a short technical manual which acts as a guide for community workers conducting home visits are part of early crime and violence prevention services.
The guide will be available for download by the end of June 2016.
At the request of various stakeholders, CJCP has developed a quick reference guide of common child abuse and neglect indicators. These indicator lists have been developed to assist with the identification of children potentially in need of interventions. It is often the case that children who have problems do not get the help they require because adults are not aware of the need to refer the child. It is hoped that these indicator lists will assist in improving the access of children to services.
The Dangers of Indicator Lists
These indicator lists are not diagnostic tools, and they should not be used to categorise or label children. The indicator lists are very simple guides to the common indicators associated with certain problems affecting children. Even if a child has several of the indicators listed in the indicator lists, it is not for certain that the child is a victim of sexual abuse or bullying. If a child has some of the indicators of the indicator lists below, the child must be referred for a proper assessment of his/her circumstances.
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