Safe Healing and Learning Spaces Toolkit

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 Toolkit provides child protection and education practitioners with all of the content needed to initiate an SHLS program.

To learn more about the outcomes of an SHLS and the resources in the Toolkit, please see this brochure. Ready to get started? Begin with the ‘SHLS Approach’ and the steps outlined in the Manager’s Guide.

Update October 2017: New content available in Arabic and French!

SHLS Approach

Step-by-step guidance to set up, monitor and evaluate a safe, caring and predictable environment in the SHLS.

Social-Emotional Learning

Explicit social-emotional learning (SEL) instruction and complementary recreational and creative games.

Math

Foundational math instruction for children at the ‘emerging’ ability level who need support with basic math skills.

Reading

Foundational reading instruction for children at the ‘emerging’ ability level who need support with basic reading skills.

Parenting Skills

Instruction to strengthen positive parenting skills for caregivers of children and adolescents.

Printing Guide

Recommendations for using the print-ready PDFs based on available printing options.