Child Rights Education for Professionals is devoted to developing and providing educational programs on the human rights of children to professionals working with and for children in partnership with professional associations and other key agencies and organizations worldwide.
CRED-PRO is currently focused on health and early child development professions/professionals and working through partnerships to develop and implement child rights education and practices in Latin America, South Africa, Tanzania, South/Central Eastern Europe, and Canada.
In Tanzania, CRED-PRO is working with government and civil society to bring child rights education and practices to early child development professionals, service providers and programs.
In South Africa an innovative model for incorporating child consultation in the development of child rights programs for health professionals has been applied and the CRED-PRO curriculum is under revision for cultural fit and priorities through a partnership with the South African Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town.
In Latin America, the Southern Cone team has begun to implement the Spanish curriculum in Columbia, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile, and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Latin American Pediatric Association and Inter-American Children's Institute. Read about the latest CRED-PRO activities in the Southern Cone here. New!! Update from October 2010.
In South/Central/Eastern Europe the CRED-PRO curriculum has been reviewed and a train-the-trainer workshop was held in Ankara, Turkey for nine countries: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Serbia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Each of the country participants committed to development of a national plan. The International Children’s Center in Ankara serves as the regional coordinating office.
In British Columbia, Canada, CRED-PRO is working with partners in pediatrics, nursing, family practice and social work to develop a strategic plan to incorporate child rights into health practice professional education and service delivery. Project highlights over the past year include building a strong advisory committee, publishing a successful review of the UBC medical school curriculum, and developing a funding base for long term planning.
In Ontario, Canada, we are working closely with the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and leadership from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario to develop a child rights curriculum for Social Workers.