CRED-PRO is devoted to developing and providing educational programs on the human rights of children to professionals working with and for children in partnerships with professional associations and other key organizations worldwide.
To achieve its long term purposes CRED-PRO is:
- Producing and making available an electronically retrievable international resource base of existing educational/training materials on the application of children's rights to professional practice for all relevant-The Child Development Needs and Rights within an Ecological Framework professions;
- Producing a child rights foundational module for all professions and extended profession-specific adaptations and advanced practice, policy and research modules with the ability to be adapted to different cultural, economic and social environments;
- Developing and implementing strategies and systems for ensuring the implementation of child rights education for relevant professions at pre-service preparation and continuing education levels;
- Sharing and implementing the child rights education curricula-modules through the creation of an interdependent network of educators, professionals, governmental, and child advocacy organizations dedicated to the improvement of children's lives;
- Exploring the possibility of an accredited higher-education, doctoral, curriculum that can be implemented on a virtual, online basis, and
- Establishing a network of cooperative centers of higher learning.
Learn more about CRED-PRO's approach to curriculum development.
- CRED-PRO Child Rights and Child Law for Health Professionals - click here for outline. (Please note: This work is published under the Creative Commons license “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDeriv”. The work, or parts thereof, may be copied or downloaded and shared with others as long as the licensor (CI & IICRD) is credited. The content, or any part of it, can’t be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the licensor.)
- CRED-PRO Child Rights for Pediatric Professionals curriculum used in Chile (in Spanish) - click here.
- Module 5 has been translated into English and may be reviewed here.
- CRED-PRO Training of Trainers Manual for Health Professionals adapted for use in Colombia (in Spanish and awaiting final approval) - click here.
- CRED-PRO Generic International curriculum for Child Health Professionals - click here.
Curricula in Development
CRED-PRO International School Psychology curriculum- In development by students and advisors at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Visit their web site.
Module1 Child Development Needs and Rights within an Ecological Framework
Module 2 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Foundation for a Child Rights Approach
Module 3 Child Rights and the School Psychologist
Module 4 Respecting Child Rights in Practice: Role of the individual Professional and Practitioner
Module 5 Respecting Child Rights in Systems of Practice: Promoting Well-being, Learning, and Development in Schools
Module 6 The School Psychologist as Child Rights Advocate
Module 7 Supporting Children within a Social Justice Framework
Module 8 Accountability: Monitoring and Evaluating Impact of Social Justice and Child Rights Services
In Canada, under to auspices of University of British Columbia's Department of Family Practice and University of Ottawa's Department of Pediatrics, plans are currently underway to develop curricula for Paediatric Professionals and Social Workers.
Students at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver) conducted research into the extent to which child rights were embedded in the Medical Curriculum. The recommendations of their report are based on four guiding principles:
Emphasize the practical application of child rights in a clinical context, as opposed to the specifics of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its articles
Focus on high-impact opportunities to reach students
Aim for the progressive development of students' child rights awareness through training
Accounting for the density of the medical curricula, focus on curricular modifications that build on current content and seek opportunities to partner with established curriculum-revising initiatives