Creative Approaches to Engaging Young People in Social Change

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:00am to Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

Postponed until further notice.

IICRD's Child Protection in Development Certificate Series

IICRD is offering a four day training course on creative approaches for child protection in development at Royal Roads University. This course will be experiential in nature, and will offer knowledge, skills, and self reflection practices. Using a series of case examples, instructors will draw on IICRD's 20 years of experience in creative approaches to child protection at the local, national, and international level.

This four-day course offers tangible tools and approaches for Aboriginal youth practitioners to engage with young people and other community members to understand and reflect upon the complex realities of young people (in particular vulnerable Aboriginal young people), and to identify and implement changes in communities, programs and policies to enhance young people’s well-being and protection.

It draws from IICRD’s Circle of Rights, a research and planning process to support social change and greater accountability for children, youth, their families, Elders and communities. The course applies creative and intentional engagement tools and processes such as Social Mapping, Photovoice, Participatory Theatre, and the creative use of art, story, music and information communication technologies.

Local and traditional Indigenous cultural approaches to engaging young people are also explored. Throughout this course, emphasis is placed on engaging and empowering young people in an ethical, adaptive, inclusive, assets/strengths based, developmentally appropriate, cultural, and contextualized manner. 

If you are interested in registering for the next course, please email your name, address, phone number, and afiliation to:


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International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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+1 (250) 891-2424

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