ISPCAN SPECIAL PROJECT:

 Addressing the phenomena of children who engage in violence

GOAL OF THIS PROJECT: 

To fill the gap in knowledge about evidence-based and child rights-informed programs and strategic interventions for children who engage in violence

PROCESS:

  • To conduct an investigation into a specific child protection challenge, share theory, research and evidence-based practice
  • To develop a report that will provide the international community with a brief on high-level policy, strategy and programmatic advice
  • Catalog interventions and treatment programs for children who engage in violence
  • Understand evidence- and rights-based policies, strategies, programs and interventions of children who engage in violence
  • Ultimately reduce victimization and perpetration of violence in the short term and later in life

Sentencing Children to Die in Prison

SOME TYPES OF VIOLENCE THAT CHILDREN ENGAGE IN: 

PARTNER WITH US:

Every two years, ISPCAN’s Thinking Space project takes on an emerging topic that we feel needs special attention and further study. We need YOU to help us understand this issue by participating in our cutting-edge study. 

Please submit by APRIL 1, 2020 an example of a case of a child or children engaging in violence in your country and provide context, the voice of the child, and the data behind this unique problem. By gathering examples and information from around the world, we hope to shed light on this issue and increase knowledge and understanding of the problem as well as of the many ways and circumstances in which it manifests.

SUBMIT AN EXAMPLE OF CHILD VIOLENCE FROM YOUR COUNTRY

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RESOURCES:

Human Rights Watch (2016). https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2016/children-behind-bars

Save the Children (2016). https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/keyword/children-conflict-law

UNODC: Elimination of Violence Against Children: A Checklist

Sustainable Development Goals ( 2015 to 2030)

  • Addressing violence against children (SDG 16.2)
  • Eliminating violence against women and girls (SDG 5)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 37 and 40) 

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (1990)

The United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (2019)

Read the Child Violence Brief from Colombia

OTHER RESOURCES, EXAMPLES & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 Children who sexually abuse other children:

https://defendinnocence.org/5-facts-child-child-sexual-abuse/

https://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2018/spring/children-who-are-child-sexual-abusers/

Children who physically or psychologically abuse their parents or caregivers 

https://holesinthewall.co.uk/about/):

https://www.monash.edu/arts/gender-and-family-violence/research-projects/international-network-addressing-filial-violence

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/youth-justice-board-for-england-and-wales

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/content/adolescent-parent-violence

https://www.unitingkildonan.org.au/programs-and-services/child-youth-and-family-support/family-violence/adolescent-violence/about-adolescent-violence/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201603/laurie-reid-child-parent-violence

Children who abuse animals:

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/magazine/13dogfighting-t.html

https://www.peta.org/issues/animal-companion-issues/animal-companion-factsheets/animal-abuse-human-abuse-partners-crime/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212826/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/research-reports/understanding-links-child-abuse-animal-abuse-domestic-violence.pdf

Juvenile fire setting:

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/207606.pdf

https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug04/types

Violence directed at teachers:

https://www.apa.org/education/k12/violence-teachers

Dating violence:

https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/crimes/teen-dating-violence

https://victimsofcrime.org/search-results?indexCatalogue=full%2Dsite%2Dsearch&searchQuery=dating+violence&wordsMode=0

School shootings:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/10/690372199/school-shooters-whats-their-path-to-violence

ORGANIZATIONS 

Youth Justice Organizations

https://www.globalyouthjustice.org/

International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates:

http://www.aimjf.org/en/

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES ON CHILDREN IN CONTACT WITH THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

  • United Nations standards and norms can be found on the UNODC website : tools and publications, including the UN Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
  • Prepared by an International Working Group of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, adopted by the Council of the IAYFJM London, October 21st, 2016, ratified by the members of the IAYFJM, April 26th 2017:

http://www.aimjf.org/storage/www.aimjf.org/Documentation_EN/AIMJF/Guidelines_-_ENG_-_Ratified_17.04.26.pdf

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

OF RISKY BEHAVIOR

Warning signs of youth violence

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/warning-signs