To address this issue the Courage toolkit illustrates a typical local community as part of its training material. This community is complete with formal and informal housing, and a range of social services such as hospitals, clinics, schools, places of worship and government offices. In this community you will also find lots of different kinds of people, children, parents, grandparents, community members, teachers, doctors, social workers, the police and more.
All of these people are interacting with each other, and many are experiencing child protection challenges or trying to engage in a child protection solution. Their conversations are illustrated using our Courage icon language, which we use throughout the Courage engagement programme to ensure understanding, no matter what language you speak.
In the Courage engagement process, you would use this map to see if you can identify any child protection challenges that you have observed in your own community, and then think about the impact that it had on everyone involved. In doing this we help to build awareness and acceptance of child protection challenges, which is the first step in any meaningful change in behaviour. This is also a critical step towards solving the problems and preventing them from happening again.
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