Safe Healing and Learning Space Toolkit
The Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS) Toolkit provides frontline humanitarian staff with practical implementation guidance, adaptable sample tools, comprehensive training materials, and scripted instructional content. Resources are provided for a 9-month programme and are applicable in both rural and urban areas, based on locally defined needs and priorities.
A Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS) is a secure, caring, and predictable place where children and adolescents living in conflict and crisis settings can learn, develop, and be protected. The SHLS approach is based on the International Rescue Committee’s Families Make the Difference and Healing Classrooms approaches to child protection and education.
Resources are provided for a 9-month programme and have been designed for 3-month implementation cycles, starting from the onset of an emergency. The toolkit content is applicable to camp or host community settings in both rural and urban areas. Toolkit content for social-emotional learning, reading and maths has been designed for children aged 6–11 years. Parenting skills content has been provided for caregivers of children (6–11 years) and adolescents.