Social Workers Receive Child Protection Training

Fourteen social workers attended the Standard Operational (SOP) Training jointly conducted by the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) master trainers and Expertise France. All the social workers are case managers in the Social Development Centres (SDCs) affiliated to MoSA, which currently implement the Psychosocial Support (PSS) activities within the framework of the Qudra 2 programme.

The training focused on promoting and implementing protection measures and highlighted practical examples in Case Management following the National SOP guidelines for children’s case management.

This training is part of a series of upcoming events designed to develop knowledge and reinforce the service delivery capacity of the Ministry’s personnel, including social workers. The capacity development initiatives will further strengthen the local and national protection systems.

In Lebanon, Qudra 2 focuses on reinforcing the national protection system by supporting the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and improving the protection of vulnerable populations from Syria and Lebanon.

Additional online training on positive parenting is offered for the Ministry’s social workers and the NGO partner’s staff.

The training focuses on #PositiveParenting practices and their effects on #ChildDevelopment for the following age groups, 0 to 5 years and 6 to 11 years old. The training also incorporated methods to deal with issues affecting teenagers aged 12-17 years and develop appropriate positive solutions.

Discussions on how negativity and stress at home affect adolescents’ physical, emotional, and psychological development informed parental strategies to help children behave non-aggressively.

Finally, Parents Support Groups were introduced as a tool to facilitate the exchange of experiences relating to children and family members in the home and help generate solutions to ongoing problems.

Lebanese and Syrian populations will benefit from PSS and other Qudra 2 services that aim to support protection measures for beneficiaries’ self-development and wellbeing.