Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice
Learn how to protect children from violence, exploitation, and neglect through law, policy, and practice in a human rights framework.
Harvard University is launching a free massive open online course on Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice. The course, which has a duration of 14 weeks and requires a commitment of 4 to 6 hours per week, is taught in English.
About this course
Across the world, children are at risk from violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Conflict and natural disasters have forced millions to flee their homes and confront the dangers of migration and displacement. Commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, child labor, and child marriage are problems in many countries. At-risk children and adolescents need their rights enforced if we are to protect them from harm and to ensure that they develop to their full potential.
What you’ll learn
- The origins of child protection in international human rights law
- How to analyze global child protection issues and the diversity of actors involved in child protection
- The impact of violence, exploitation, and abuse (VEA) on children’s emotional, social and physical development and strategies for preventing and responding to these harms
- The standards of protection for children in conflict or in contact with the law
- How to assess and strengthen a child protection system