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Problem Management Plus (PM+) Individual psychological help for adults impaired by distress in communities exposed to adversity

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
2016

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With this manual, the World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to requests from colleagues around the world who seek guidance on psychological interventions for people exposed to adversity.

The manual describes a scalable psychological intervention called Problem Management Plus (PM+) for adults impaired by distress in communities who are exposed to adversity. Aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) have been changed to make them feasible in communities that do not have many specialists. To ensure maximum use, the intervention is developed in such a way that it can help people with depression, anxiety and stress, whether or not exposure to adversity has caused these problems. It can be applied to improve aspects of mental health and psychosocial well-being no matter how severe people’s problems are.

Let's talk about HIV counselling and testing : facilitators' guide

International HIV/AIDS Alliance
December 2006

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This is a toolkit to help NGOs and community-based organisations working to mobilise communities to improve their awareness of HIV counselling and testing and to improve the up-take of HIV counselling and testing; advocating for increased access to quality HIV counselling, testing, care, treatment and prevention; or interested in providing HIV counselling and testing services. It is divided into eight sections: What is HIV and what is AIDS?; what is involved in HIV counselling and testing; who is providing these services in the community and who they are for; the advantages and barriers of counselling and testing; stigma, discrimination and confidentiality; the needs of people after being tested and ideas for community activities. Each section has an accompanying information sheet

Special needs in the classroom : a teacher education guide

AINSCOW, Mel
2004

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An updated version of UNESCO's training pack developed in the early 1990s for teachers learning about inclusion. It has been used in over 50 countries and has been adapted to different countries' contexts. This guide is a source of ideas for educators wishing to improve teachers’ skills in dealing with pupil diversity in mainstream schools. It offers advice on teacher education methods, including accounts of initiatives already undertaken in various parts of the world. The book emphasises the importance of teacher development, both pre-service and in-service, and demonstrates how pupil diversity in mainstream schools can be a positive influence on the life of the school

Hepatitis B vaccine introduction : lessons learned in advocacy, communication, and training

WITTLETT, Scott
January 2001

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Hepatitis B is especially dangerous for infants, since they may carry the infection for the rest of their lives without knowing it. Chronic carriers can infect others and are at risk of serious liver disease in later life. However, the hepatitis B vaccine, if provided, helps protect infants against these problems. The vaccine's introduction to developing countries only began in the late 1980s, but many countries still cannot afford to administer the vaccine to all children. This paper summarises the lessons learned about effective advocacy with decision makers, communication with parents and caretakers, and training health staff regarding hepatitis B, gained from over ten years of experience introducing hepatitis B vaccine worldwide. It also includes the WHO 'aide-memoire' on hepatitis B

Advocacy : building skills for NGO leaders

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION ACTIVITIES (CEDPA)
1999

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A three-day, six-session curriculum designed as a companion piece to 'Cairo, Beijing, and Beyond: A Handbook on Advocacy for Women Leaders'. This manual uses participatory methodologies and is based on CEDPA's experience in building the skills of NGO leaders to advocate for change in the reproductive health arena. While the background information and role play scenarios deal directly with reproductive health issues, a trainer can adapt the sessions for other contexts

Voices for change : rural woman and communication

BALIT, Silvia
COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT GROUP
1999

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This book describes how, in the current climate of political and socio-economic change, communication can play a decisive role in promoting food security and rural development. By fostering a dialogue between rural people and other sectors of society, communication processes can empower both women and men to provide information and knowledge as a basis for change and innovation. It can give rural women a voice to advocate changes in policies, attitudes and social behaviour or customs that negatively affect them. The book briefly explores these complicated ideas, focussing on how communication processes can be harnessed. It then describes how different technologies, from the internet, video and radio, to traditional media, can be used. It is illustrated with brief case studies throughout

Positive development : setting up self-help groups and advocating for change. A manual for people living with HIV

MAASDORP, Aubrey
LONG, Siân
BEHRMAN, Nina [ed]
1998

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This manual has been written for people working in groups. It aims to offer suggestions and ideas to people and organisations who are beginning new groups, or planning to do so and who have limited experience of running a group. It will also be useful for trainers and facilitators who have been running groups for some time or who are helping others set up their own groups. It has developed from experiences of people living with HIV who have been working together in groups around the world. It is practical in focus and written in accessible language, with checklists, examples and tips throughout. Part 1 looks at why we set up groups and the benefits of group working. Part 2 looks at the practicalities of setting up groups, organising meetings and keeping the group going. Part 3 looks at some skills and activities for developing and maintaining positive group dynamics. Part 4 explains how to develop a project step-by-step, from planning to evaluation. Part 5 offers advice on finding sources of funding, Part 6 deals with disclosure issues, and Part 7 looks at advocacy and campaigning at all levels

Disabled women : disability awareness in action resource kit

DISABILITY AWARENESS IN ACTION (DAA)
1997

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Disabled women are excluded from society and restricted from participating in many activities. This book describes and addresses the obstacles that disabled women face, in order to facilitate equal opportunities. It is targeted at disabled women, activists and organisations working on gender and disability

Parents as trainers of families, professionals and communities

MCCONKEY, Roy
BRAADLAND, Nina
MARIGA, Lilian
1997

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This manual describes a one-week training course to prepare parents as trainers, developed and carried out in Lesotho. The manual is intended as a guide to other people wishing to carry out a similar course. The manual also includes a follow-up report which describes the impact which the workshop had in the following 12 months

Post-polio health [formerly: Polio network news]

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Polio Network News is an international newsletter for polio survivors, health professionals, and resource centers to exchange information, encourage research, and promote networking among the post-polio community worldwide. Also publishes the annual Post-Polio Directory which lists self-identified clinics, health professionals, and support groups knowledgeable about the late effects of polio
Four times a year
30 USD

AIDS action

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Aimed at all health workers, AIDS Action provides practical information on a wide range of international HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) care and prevention issues. Including case studies and resource lists, and covering a particular theme with each issue.
This newsletter was produced by Healthlink Worldwide between 1987 and 2001. Regional editions of AIDS action are still produced by Healthlink Worldwide's partner organisations:
HAIN (English for Asia-Pacific), Website: http://www.hain.org
SAFAIDS, Southern Africa Aids Action. http://www.safaids.org.zw/viewpublications.cfm?linkid=12
Calandria, Accion en Sida. http://www.accionensida.org.pe/
ABIA, Brazil. http://www.abiaids.org.br/cgi/public/cgilua.exe/web/templates/htm/_abia/home.htm?user=reader
Quarterly. Note: ceased publication in 2001

Newsletter of the Network for Towards Unity for Health [formerly: Newsletter of the Network for Community Partnerships for Health through Innovative Education, Service, and Research, and originally: Newsletter of the Network of Community-Oriented Educati

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Includes topics that are of interest to the organisation, which can be described as a global association of institutions for education of health professionals committed to contribute, through education, research and service, to the improvement and sustainment of health in the communities they serve
Twice a year
Free electronic
Print free for members, 10.00 USD for non-members

Sanitation library : school WASH

SUSTAINABLE SANITATION ALLIANCE

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This database search presents a wide range of materials related school WASH including reports, papers, case studies, conference materials, training materials and posters

Rural finance and investment learning centre

RURAL FINANCE AND INVESTMENT LEARNING CENTRE

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The Rural Finance and Investment Learning Centre (RFILC) is a web platform dedicated to the dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge for the promotion of rural and agricultural finance and investment in developing countries. It provides access to related materials for capacity development and policy design, in addition to the dissemination of news, events and multimedia

Target clients include all public and private organisations working towards greater financial inclusion and rural and agricultural development, such as financial institutions, governments, civil society organisations, development agencies and academia, among others. Materials such as training manuals, policy guides, and on-line training sessions are disseminated through the RFILC with the purpose of further developing clients’ capacity to deliver improved financial services that meet the needs of rural enterprises and households

Network

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Aimed at all health workers, Network focuses on family planning and family health, including innovative strategies for health communication and service delivery in developing countries. It contains research and project reports, topical reviews and lists of FHI publications
Four times a year
Free

Women's health exchange

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Designed to serve as a participatory forum through which community groups from around the world can share ideas about health education for women. Each issue includes a training guide with participatory activities around different women's health concerns, and other features, such as profiles of organisations doing creative work, and new developments in women's health. Ideas and contributions from readers are welcomed
Three to four times a year
Free
Donations to cover mailing costs welcomed
free online

Participatory learning and action [formerly: PLA notes]

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The principal aim of Participatory Learning and Action is to enable practitioners of participatory methodologies throughout the world to share their field experiences, conceptual reflections and methodological innovations. The series is informal and seeks to publish frank accounts, address issues of practical and immediate value, encourage innovation, and act as a 'voice from the field'. Though not dealing exclusively with health issues, these are regularly covered in articles and special issues
Twice a year
Print: free (developing countries), 56.00 USD individuals, 150 USD institutions
Free online

UNESCO Institute for lifelong learning

UNESCO INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

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The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is a non-profit, policy-driven, international research, training, information, documentation and publishing centre of UNESCO. This website has information about its programme areas, implementation strategies, and information services as well as related links. This website is useful for people interested in lifelong learning

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