Adolescents in Emergencies

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University of Melbourne, Youth Research Centre

Overview of programming and other elements required to target adolescence in an emergency context.

“This document draws on a range of literature sources to look at adolescent’s unique experiences of emergencies and subsequent programming needs and guiding frameworks to inform future programming work.

Section 2: Impacts and Vulnerabilities provides a discussion of the impact of emergencies on adolescents. These include variables such as gender which often have a determinant eff ect of the problems and impact of problems experienced; as well as a discussion of key areas of impact identifi ed in the literature, such as education, mental and physical health, child soldiers and traffi  cking.

Section 3: Promising Approaches draws on programming literature to outline recommendations for programming in specifi c areas including measures to ensure cultural sensitivity, gender sensitivity and participation, as well as good practice principles for programming in education, work, health provision and recreational activities. Where possible, we have provided case studies of promising programs.

Section 4: Programming Frameworks discusses the broad implications for future programming, presenting a model to inform future planning and response.”

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