In a joint effort to support legal ban of corporal punishment of children, the Council of Europe and the European Commission have developed this repository of tools informing the general public, professionals, parents and other carers on:

  • the dangers of violent punishment,
  • the benefits of positive, non-violent child-care methods,
  • children’s rights to protection from all violent punishment.

This repository aims at sharing existing initiatives and campaigns that have been undertaken in Council of Europe member States to support governments to introduce a legal ban on corporal punishment.

Some initiatives and campaigns are at the heart of promoting this legal ban. Other inspiring positive parenting practices of a more general nature have also been submitted for the providing support to parents in educating their children, such as protection and prevention policies or other educational measures which we consider important to share in order to support our societies in moving away from accepting violent and humiliating discipline.

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Campaign on corporal punishment

Fondation pour l’Enfance & Agence Publicis - France

This video campaign aims to raise awareness about all forms of physical or mental violence against children - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Corporal punishment Campaign Video 

Campaign on corporal punishment

Fondation pour l’Enfance and Agence Rosapark - France

This video highlights the fact that slapping, no matter how lightly, can have a major impact on child development. - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Corporal punishment Campaign Video 

Campaign on corporal punishment

Municipality of Romainville Co partenaire La fondation pour l’enfance - France

This local campaign in the French town of Romainville aims at raising awareness about all forms of violence against children and advocates for a legal ban on corporal punishment. - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Corporal punishment Campaign 

Support group for parents

REAAP -les réseaux d’Ecoute, d’Appui et d’Accompagnement des parents - France

A support network for parents to share experiences on how to build resilience during difficult times and to learn about the impact of corporal punishment on children. - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Corporal punishment Support network for parents 

 

Handbook for NGOs against child violence

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children and Save the Children Sweden - Sweden

This handbook provides a useful tool and reference for all those engaged with and within religious communities and faith-based institutions and organisations to prohibit and eliminate corporal punishment of children. - Contact

Target group: Parents, Professionals

Corporal punishment Publications Campaign 

Training programme on positive parenting

National Network for Children in Bulgaria - Bulgaria

This programme aims to train parents and professionals at local level in order to promote positive parenting - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents

Positive parenting Publication Video Campaign 

Tools for those dealing with physically abused children

For Our Children Foundation - Bulgaria

These guidelines offer a methodology on how to work with families using positive parenting and resilience to prevent violence against children. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents

Positive parenting Publication 

Campaign on positive parenting

Central Union for Child Welfare in Finland and the Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters - Finland

This digital campaign seeks to raise awareness of positive parenting and combat corporal punishment - Contact

Target group: Children, Parents

Positive parenting Campaign 

Publication promoting positive strategies

The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs - Norway

This leaflet informs how parents who use violent punishment can get help to develop alternative and positive strategies to raise their children. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Positive parenting Publication 

Handbook on raising teenagers

HoltIS - Romania

This Handbook and Curricula for parents focuses on "appreciative parenting" methods to find out the teenagers’ perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, challenges and desires by improving and strengthening the relationships between parents and their teenagers. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Positive parenting Publication Campaign 

Programme for Roma children

HoltIS - Romania

The parental education programme “Roma children returning to school” is developed for Roma parents who have children in pre-school. This material focusses on appreciative parenting and seeks to strengthen positive relationships between children and parents. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Positive parenting Publication Video Campaign Parenting programme Online platform 

Handbooks for parent educator

HoltIS - Romania

The "Parent Educator Handbook" and "Parent Guide" is a set of 5 handbooks which focus on the concept of "appreciative parenting" for parents with children between the ages of: 0-3 years, 4-7 years, 7-11 years, 11-14 years and 14-18 years. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Positive parenting Publication Video Campaign Parenting programme Online platform 

Brochure on parental advice

Fundatia Copiii Nostri "Our Children Foundation" - Romania

The set of 10 brochures called “Advice for parents” contains answers to the most commonly asked questions about positive parenting as well as basic principles and rules that parents need to be aware of when bringing up and educating their children. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Positive parenting Publication 

Campaign on celebrating families values

World Vision Romania - Romania

The awareness materials (poster, flyer, calendar, parents' diploma) support parents to understand and value their role, give suggestions for activities that encourage positive discipline. - Contact

Target group: Parents, Children

Positive parenting Campaign Publications 

Handbook "Including All Children!"

World Vision Romania - Romania

This guide “Including All Children! Guidelines for parents of children with disabilities” provides information about parenting, positive language, child development (0-6 years) disability, child safety and protection. It helps parents, professionals and decision makers to understand the importance of early intervention and quality care in child development, which can be integrated into policy to support inclusion of all children. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Positive parenting Publication 

Campaign on domestic violence

Save the Children Romania - Romania

The campaign “STOP the fighting at home” raises awareness of the social tolerance of corporal punishment among parents and advocates for a “zero tolerance” approach to corporal punishment of children. The materials also promote positive discipline methods to support parents in their child rearing. - Contact

Target group: , Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Positive parenting Campaign Video 

Videos on postive parenting

Office of the Commissioner for Children in collaboration with the Social Welfare Agency, produced by students attending College for Arts - Malta

The set of short videos promotes positive and non-violent parenting and aims to facilitate discussions with parents. - Contact

Target group: Parents

http://www.tfal.org.mt

Positive parenting Video 

Campaign against child abuse

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

The programme "A dog's life" aims to facilitate discussions between adults and children on the subject of abuse and violence against children. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents

Non-violent child-rearing and caring Video Campaign Publication 

Campaign to improve communication between teens and adults

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

The programme " Huberts and 100drines story" seeks to help teenagers communicate with adults and express themselves in a non-violent way. - Contact

Target group: Children

Non-violent child-rearing and caring Video Campaign Publication 

Guide on positive parenting

Save the Children Romania - Romania

The manual “A guide to building healthy parent-child relationships – a positive, rights-based approach" is intended for parents of children of all ages. It provides insight that can help parents and professionals teach and support children more effectively. The information in this manual also helps policy makers, the legislator and parliamentarians to better understand the concept of “positive discipline”. It sets out a vision of non-violent, effective parenting that can be integrated into policy to support child protection. - Contact

Target group: , Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Non-violent child-rearing and caring Publication 

Campaign on hypersexualisation

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

This campaign "Each age has its universe. Let them grow" raises awareness of the hypersexualisation of children in line with the motto "let children be children". - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Campaign 

Campaign to encourage parents children interaction

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

This campaign invites parents to play with their children in order to help the child discover the world through games. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Publications Campaign 

Tool to help understand teenagers

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

The tool aims to help parents understand and interact with teenagers, while also providing support and advice when necessary. The tool can also be used as support for professionals working with parents. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Campaign Publication 

Creative upbringing tips for parents

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

This campaign "Being a parent, is..." places the parent in the centre of many situations he/she is confronted with in their daily lives. It shows the difficulties parents are faced with. It provides creative solutions to the parent. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Campaign Publication 

Campaign on how to deal with teenagers

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka,Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

The "Survival kit for parents of adolescents that freak out" aims to help teenage parents in their day to day interaction with their children - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Campaign Publication 

Tools for parents of teenagers

Cellule de coordination de l’aide aux enfants victimes de maltraitance - Yapaka, Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgium

These training tools for professionals aim to support parents of teenagers. - Contact

Target group: Professionals

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Publication 

Novel on everyday issues

Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, the text written by Kätlin Vainola, Illustrations by Joonas Sildre, video by BlueCat OÜ - Estonia

This novel aims to help children and parents to talk and deal with difficult topics such as co-parenting after divorce and solving conflicts in the family. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication Video 

Programme on how to handle children at risk

Ministry of Social Affairs, Department of Children and Families - Estonia

This parenting programme assists parents to develop efficient coping strategies to prevent and successfully deal with behavioral and developmental problems in children. It provides alternative ways to neutralise tense situations. - Contact

Target group: Children, Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Awareness programme against addictive behaviour

Estonian Ministry of the Interior - Estonia

The awareness programme "Smart parent" seeks to promote parenting skills and change social norms. The material also addresses parenting skills in relation to prevention of addictive behavior in children. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Campaign 

Campaign on school violence

The department of youth of the federal state Brandenburg/Germany - Germany

This publication's aim to prevent violence in school by studying peers interaction and changes in school. - Contact

Target group: Children,

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Programme to teach parents how to handle conflict situations

NetCare and Ulster University, Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland

The "Restorative Practices for Parents" programme, designed by parents who experienced difficulties in managing difficult behaviors within their own families, helps parents in the same situation overcome the challenges. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Videos Publication Parenting programme 

Support for parents with anger issues

Developed by Psychologist Steinar Sunde - Norway

This guide presents a cognitive model of anger management for parents who want to work with themselves to improve the day-to-day lives of their children. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Videos Publication 

Brochure on children's health

Fundatia Copiii Nostri "Our Children Foundation" - Romania

This set of 4 brochures “Children’s emotional and social health” contains the most important ways in which parents may support their children in achieving social and emotional health (avoiding anxiety, violence and stress affecting children). - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Brochure on household issues with young children

Fundatia Copiii Nostri "Our Children Foundation" - Romania

This publication "Knowledge, attitudes and parenting practices in Romania" provides insight into parenting skills and values, as well as examples of parenting practices in the main areas of child rearing and child development. It also puts forward a set of recommendations regarding public policies and the legislative framework. - Contact

Target group: Decision makers, Professionals,

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Brochures on violence

Fundatia Copiii Nostri "Our Children Foundation" - Romania

This set of 4 brochures “Violence in the family” addresses aggressive behavior in children and adolescents and explains what implications it can have on parent-child relationship. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Campaign on school related issues

Holt Fundation - Iasi - Romania

The purpose of the campaign “School Attendance Initiative” is to increase school participation and to raise awareness among parents of the rights of the child to education. It also focuses on specific issues such as elimination of child abuse, labor exploitation and prevention of school dropout. The material contains a number of behavioral resources (positive approach to child behavior) designed to encourage interaction between parents, children and schools. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication Videos Campaign Parenting programme 

Programme on child participation

HoltIS - Romania

The guidelines for teachers "Positive Approach to Child Behaviors and Child Participation", focus on developing non-cognitive skills in children. The purpose of the materials is to integrate the parental education in school culture, strengthening school participation, improving the attitudes of teachers towards children and parents. - Contact

Target group: Children, Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication Videos Campaign Online platform 

Research

Save the Children Romania - Romania

This study provides a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon of child abuse within the family. The aim is to facilitate the formulation of appropriate policies and programmes to effectively curb and control the problem of child abuse and to promote positive parenting. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Training programme on parenting

World Vision International - Romania

The training module "Celebrating families" is developed for parents and caregivers giving them the opportunity to revisit their past and understand their own childhood experiences and how it has an impact on how they raise their own children - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents,

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Campaign on children rights

World Vision Romania - Romania

The awareness material (poster and brochure) on "Children Rights" supports parents to understand the rights of their children. It also aims contact referral for parents, teachers and children to ask support or call if one of the children right is violated - Contact

Target group: Parents, Children

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Handbook for animation - non-violent games.

World Vision International - Romania

The handbook ”Manual for animation" provides a practical tool and reference to games for children that promote positive discipline, build healthy relationships between adults and children, reduce violence and promote inclusion of all children through play group activities. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Handbook - Parents and school

World Vision Romania - Romania

The handbook provides a useful tool for professionals to run parenting programmes in day care centers, afterschool programs, schools and social services. The parenting programme is for parents with young children and primary school children and is divided into eight information sessions, describing some of the modeling principles of positive parenting and other aspects related to school and family environment. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Parents School Pilot project - training program modules on child health, education and protection

World Vision Romania - Romania

The Parents school project is an educational program that includes theoretical knowledge and practical activities for all parents. The program has three modules focused on health, child protection and school education. The purpose is to help especially vulnerable parents so their family environment can remain the space that gives physical and mental feelings of security and joy for every child. The program raised awareness on parenting responsibilities in rural communities. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Handbook on Child Protection and Participation

World Vision Romania - Romania

The WVR Handbook "Child Protection and Participation for internal use" includes theoretical knowledge and practical activities for WVR staff, community members, volunteers and local partners. The handbook provides a useful tool for professionals and volunteers to prevent and respond to abuse and other forms of violence against children. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Parents School Pilot project - training programme modules on child health, education and protection

World Vision Romania - Romania

The "Pilot Parents school" project is an educational programme that includes theoretical knowledge and practical activities for all parents. The programme has three modules focused on health, child protection and school education. The purpose is to help especially vulnerable parents so their family environment can remain a space that gives a feeling of physical and mental security and joy to every child. The programme raises awareness of parenting responsibility in rural communities. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Booklet "Child development in the age groups of 0-3 years"

World Vision Romania - Romania

The booklet provided helpful information for parents and caregivers regarding child development in the age group of 0-3 years and practical suggestions for improving parent’s abilities. - Contact

Target group: Professionals, Parents, Decision makers

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Videos on children's needs

Children of Slovakia Foundation - Slovakia

The educational campaign "Give children more space“ aims at raising awareness of the importance of parents dedicating more quality time to their children. - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Campaign 

Videos on children's needs

Children of Slovakia Foundation - Slovakia

The educational campaign "Know your child“ aims at raising awarenss of the importance of parents dedicating more quality time to their children. The purpose of the campaign is to draw attention to the need of individual care for children. The materials help parents to address issues such as choosing appropriate free time activities, education and future career choices. - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Campaign 

Videos on children's needs

Children of Slovakia Foundation - Slovakia

The educational campaign “Cuddly Toy Parents” aims at raising awareness of the importance of parents dedicating more quality time to their children. The purpose of the campaign is to draw attention to the importance of communication between parents and children. In particular, the need of parents to listen actively to their children is the focus of these materials. - Contact

Target group: Parents, General public

Other resources - Parenting programs Video Campaign 

Publications of advice for parents

Pro Juventute and Office fédéral des assurances sociales - Switzerland

The awareness raising materials "Message to parents" supports parents to understand their role and the needs of their children. It also aims at giving tips to parents of children aged 1 -6 years on topics such as health, food, education, child development, parental role and child custody. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Publications 

Parental tools to help understand children needs

Association for familial education of the canton of Fribourg - Switzerland

The set of 30 fact sheets "The drawer full of ideas" describes real life scenarios within the family with children aged 0-7 years. It helps parents understand children's needs during their developing years, while also enabling parents understand their roles as adults. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Leaflet on child-parent interaction

Formation des Parents CH - Switzerland

The brochure "Stronger together" targets adults and parents of children aged 0-3 years and presents 12 important aspects of building a relationships between children and adults: including physical contact and confidence, attention and dialogue, safe and stable relationships, respect, confidence, stimulating environment, language, patience and nonviolence. - Contact

Target group: Parents,

Other resources - Parenting programs Publication 

Parental programme for everyday situations

Protection de l’enfance Suisse - Switzerland

The programme "Parents Plus" aims at familiarising parents with five simple steps based on a constructive education model, increasing their confidence as educators. - Contact

Target group: Parents,

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Parental programme on education

Die ElternLehre® - Switzerland

The parent programme "Parents learn" provides a space for parents to meet regularly and to learn about good parenting, child rearing and upbringing of children. The purpose is to empower parents so that they in turn can empower their children to be fit for life. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme 

Programme for families and parents from socially disadvantaged background

a:primo - Switzerland

The programme "Small steps" is specifically designed for families and parents from socially disadvantaged backgrounds with limited access to social support networks. The parents are empowered and supported in creating a trusting and stimulus-rich environment for their children through interactive activities and games. - Contact

Target group: Parents

Other resources - Parenting programs Parenting programme