Colombia INSPIRE Coordination Course 

Curriculum 

Aims

The course will provide tools to strengthen different capacities in terms of expertise, skills and resources needed to develop, adapt and/or implement existing interventions to end violence against children with a focus on the INSPIRE seven strategies.  

  Learning objectives of the course

  • Demonstrate critical knowledge and awareness of effective strategies to end violence against children (VAC), and have the necessary skills and attitudes to promote the INSPIRE technical package 
  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in the adaptation and implementation of the INSPIRE package, in the process of developing the Departmental Action Plan to prevent VAC. 

 

Module 1: Welcome - Presentation of the INSPIRE framework 

This module will Introduce the INSPIRE framework to the participants. During this section, facilitators will explain the main features of INSPIRE and the importance of including  it in the policy design in the Colombian context. This section will highlight the importance of evidence-based policies and why they are needed in the country.  

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and awareness of the concepts, strategies and approaches of the INSPIRE package and their criteria for their inclusion in the elaboration of the territorial action plans. 
  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding of what evidence-based approaches are and why they are important. 

 

Module 2:  National Action Plan to end Violence against children and its articulation with other national policies  

In addition to presenting the NAP, this module will explain how this plan articulates with other national policies. The articulation will include not only policies on childhood and adolescence, but also other related policies, such as mental health, sexual rights, and reproductive rights, etc.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding, in planning and executing articulated policies to end violence against children (VAC)
  • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of national level coordination mechanisms to eliminate VAC, IPV and GBV

 

Module 3:  Priority Setting

This module will focus on strategies and examples of how to prioritise actions, by providing tools to assess the needs and strengths of their settings and the basis for decisions about the combination of interventions included in INSPIRE. The content of this module will also consider the guidelines of the National Action Plan to prioritise the actions in their territories.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding, in planning and executing articulated policies to end violence against children (VAC)
  • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of national level coordination mechanisms to eliminate VAC, IPV and GBV

 

Module 4: Using data on Violence against children in Colombia to inform interventions

This module will focus on the analysis of existing data on Violence against children to develop interventions.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of what evidence consists of what the role of evidence is in evidence-based practice and why it is important for evidence to inform the interventions of the territorial plans to end VAC.
  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using evidence for intervention effectiveness in the INSPIRE technical package, including how evidence is used to assess the adequacy of programmes and improve them where needed, and how to use the evidence to initiate new activities and to strengthen advocacy.

 

Module 5: Aligning (Localising) the Colombian NAP - Basic tools to understand monitoring and evaluation processes

This module will introduce strategies for monitoring and evaluating the priority actions. This section aims for the participants to become familiar with the basic tools and concepts, including the logic model of the National Action Plan, and theory of change.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main concepts of outcome mapping.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness that monitoring can be used to provide data on magnitude of a problem, track programme implementation, assess the impact of programmes and improve programme implementation.

 

Module 6: Aligning (Localising) the Colombian NAP – Monitoring and evaluation scheme (Outcomes Mapping)

This module will provide tools to apply the concepts revised in the previous week to establish monitoring and evaluating strategies.  It will be highlighted the importance of developing a coordinated and consensual work among the institutions involved. Facilitators will include the experience of End violence Lab using the “Outcome navigator” program.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Demonstrates critical skills and understanding in using the Outcome Navigator programme
  • Understands that data collection should ensure that data on sex, age, disability, and other characteristics are always captured
  • Ability to develop concrete, multi-sectoral plans to improve practice to address VAC based on results from administrative data, surveys, or programme evaluations.

 

Module 7:  Adapting interventions – Social norms

This module will provide tools for adapting interventions that respond to the priorities defined by each territory. The section will also emphasis on how to develop interventions that address social norms that justify VAC.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in planning and executing the adaptation of preventive interventions, based on the INSPIRE package
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of what is (and what is not) a norm, the distinction between gender and social norms, and the distinction between (and measurement of) social norms and attitudes.

 

Module 8:  Children’s participation in violence prevention design

This module will introduce methodologies to include children’s perspectives in the formulation of violence prevention policies. To review and critique models of child participation, their strengths and limitations and a discussion of some of the principles and strategies that can create the conditions for working with children to formulate violence prevention policies.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in planning and executing the adaptation of preventive interventions, based on the INSPIRE package
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of what is (and what is not) a norm, the distinction between gender and social norms, and the distinction between (and measurement of) social norms and attitudes.

 

Module 9: Ways of working together - strengthen soft skills, including collaborative work and communication skills

This module aims to strengthen soft skills, including collaborative work and communication skills. Likewise, the section will address skills for collaborative and articulated work, in order to facilitate the joint work towards a common goal.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in planning and executing the adaptation of preventive interventions, based on the INSPIRE package
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of what is (and what is not) a norm, the distinction between gender and social norms, and the distinction between (and measurement of) social norms and attitudes.

 

Module 10: Communications & storytelling in government

The module will provide tools to the participants for communicating the importance of preventing violence and engage others in this work. To ensure robust national commitment requires raising awareness among all stakeholders and bringing together key actors and institutions to play a role in national programme development and implementation.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate ability to foster a common understanding, enhance engagement and awareness of the needs and goals for prevent VAC, including the INSPIRE package, among different stakeholders.

 

Module 11: Strategies to build consensus while aligning (localising) the NAP

Considering the  existing articulation mechanisms, this module will provide tools to strengthen the coordinated and articulated work.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate an ability to engage national and local stakeholders to develop a roadmap for implementation of interventions in line with national action plans to end VAC.

 

Module 12: Developing and managing human resources for  violence prevention

This module will introduce aspects related to the development and management of human resources, such as skills development, workload management, roles allocation, etc. The module will provide with tools for an effective, well-staffed violence prevention programme with the capacity to lead the implementation of interventions to reduce the toll of violence against children.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply critical evaluation of the human resources needs for the implementation of violence prevention.

 

Module 13: Costing for an aligned (localised) NAP

This module will provide tools for collection and analysis of data on the cost of implementing the priority actions, in a feasible and sustainable way.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using methodologies for costing preventive policies and interventions of VAC
  • Undertake critical evaluations to make decisions for allocating budget for the execution of preventive policies and interventions of VA

 

Module 14. Advocacy for the aligned (localised) NAP

This module will show key concepts of building advocacy work.

  Learning objectives of the module

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the key concepts of building advocacy work.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to advocate for quality services in response to VAC recognising their inter-agency and inter-departmental nature

 

Module 15: Graduation