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Child Friendly Schools Manual
CFS models have emerged as the most comprehensive in their approach to improve the quality of education.

Strictly Positive: A Resource Guide on Positive Disciplinary Practices
A resource guide encouraging positive disciplinary practices in schools.

UN Newsletter - In Action
In Action Newsletter - July, 2011

Psychosocial Support for Children in Emergencies: A Training Manual and Toolkit for Professionals
A guide for professionals to help children cope with grief and trauma in the wake of emergencies.

Study on Child Poverty and Disparities in Jamaica
Jamaica's report on child poverty examines deprivations in four areas: health, sanitation, water and education.

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005: Jamaica's progress towards meeting the Millenium Development Goals and the goals of the World Fit for Children Declaration
Produced by STATIN, the MICS 2005 provides up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Jamaica and for monitoring progress towards meeting the Millenium Development Goals and the World Fit for Children Declaration.

Situation Analysis on Gender Disparities in Jamaica Update 2007
This 2007 update of the Situation Analysis of Jamaican Children reveals gender disparities, examines their manifestations and analyses causes throughout the life cycle from birth to 18 years of age

JamStats: Tracking Jamaica's social and economic progress and key development signposts
Using Devinfo software, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica in partnership with the Planning Institute of Jamaica and the UNICEF Country Office has created a comprehensive database that allows tracking critical social and economic indicators in Jamaica

Directory of Services for Children, Adults and Families 2005
The Directory of Services for Children, Adults and Families published by the Jamaica Foundation for Children is a useful reference for parents, guardians and agencies working with at risk children and for children in general

The Bashy Bus- Baseline assessment for the establishment of a mobile unit to provide HIV/AIDS/STI information and services for adolescents in Jamaica
Baseline assessment undertaken by UNICEF of the feasibility of establishing a mobile unit providing HIV/AIDS/STI information and services to 5,000 young people across Jamaica. Research won international award for UNICEF Project Officer Penny Campbell

Raising Children to Resist Violence - What You Can Do (Level 1)
Booklet for parents, guardians on helping children grow up without violence, with simple but useful guidelines as well as games, puzzles. Content is adapted from publications by the American Phsysiological Assn and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Rights and Responsibilities - A Guide for Parents
A booklet which explains the rights of the child as outlined in the Convention of the Rights of the Child and provides tips for parents and guardians to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities.

My Child. Caring for Children with HIV - A Parent Handbook on Child Health
A handbook on child health designed for caregivers of children living with HIV. The booklet covers a number of issues including basic facts about HIV, how HIV affects the child, tips on caring for the HIV positive child and the child and the community.

Communicating with Jamaican Adolescents about HIV/AIDS - Right to Know Fact Sheet.
Fact sheet on communicating with Jamaican adolescents about HIV/AIDS; Gives youth views and communication strategy recommendations.

Situation Analysis on Excluded Children in Jamaica Update 2006
The Situation Analysis on Excluded Children in Jamaica picks up on the theme of the 2006 State of the World's Children Report "Excluded and Invisible" by framing the issue of children's exclusion in Jamaica.

Situation Analysis of Jamaican Children - Update 2005
A 2005 update on the situation of children in Jamaica. It provides facts and figures for health, violence, education, poverty and social investment, HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children in Jamaica.





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