It was in response to the reports of the Committee on the Rights of the Child that the continuing education certificates or "Certificates of Advanced Studies" (CAS) were initiated back in 2017. These reports called for university training on children's rights for professionals. In response to these recommendations, several CAS have been set up in Francophone Africa as well as in Latin America.
Various regional MOOCs have also been produced by the International Child Rights Institute, such as the MOOC.ch adapted for Swiss professionals, which will start in January 2024.
CAS Juvenile Justice
Partner(s) : Interfaculty Centre for Children's Rights of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Terre des hommes, Save the Children
Target group : Professionals working with children and adolescents in conflict or in contact with the law: police officers, prosecutors, judges, lawyers, staff of public and penal institutions, educators, psychologists, doctors (pediatricians, child psychiatrists, etc.), criminologists, migration professionals, actors of non-governmental organizations and international organizations, researchers.
To train professionals in the understanding and implementation of juvenile justice based on a restorative and reparative approach;
To know the different tools and methods of intervention centered on the rights of the child;
To develop projects and interventions with children in conflict or in contact with the law while respecting the rights of the child.
Language : Spanish
Format : face-to-face and distance learning, between 3 and 4 modules depending on the edition
Diploma obtained : Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in juvenile justice
Title of training course : CAS in child protection and children's rights
Partner(s): Interfaculty Center for Children's Rights of the UNIGE and Institute of Human Rights and Peace of the UCAD, Dakar (Senegal)
Target audience: professionals in the field of children's rights in West Africa who work with and for children or who are involved in the defense of child.
To acquire interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge, scientifically based, in children's rights in the fields of law, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, social work, education, public health, ethics;
To be familiar with tools that allow for the evaluation of the best interests of the child and the taking into account of his/her voice;
To develop skills to apprehend difficult situations with an approach based on children's legal rights, taking into account the economic and socio-cultural context;
Develop a critical reflection on one's own practice, on ethics and professional duties and acquire a work methodology;
Acquire new skills, particularly networking with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach.
Language : French
Location : Dakar (Senegal)
Format: Face-to-face and distance learning, 4 modules of 5 days
Diploma obtained : Certificate of ADvanced Studies (CAS) in Child Protection and Children's Rights