The Foundation Guidance introduces the key principles and approaches that underpin all of the activities, tools and guidance in the Adolescent Kit.

It provides a shared understanding of adolescents’ needs in humanitarian situations and vulnerable development contexts and outlines key approaches for working with adolescent girls and boys. You’ll learn why it is important to work with adolescents in humanitarian situations – and how to engage with them in ways that can positively change their lives.

The Foundation Guide:

  • Describes how to support adolescents to develop key competencies.
  • Introduces 10 key approaches for working successfully with adolescents.
  • Outlines key understandings of adolescents in humanitarian situations.
  • Explains how innovation and arts can promote adolescents’ wellbeing.
  • Brings together global standards, principles and good practices for working with adolescents from across technical sectors in life skills education, child participation, peacekeeping and psychosocial support.
  • Lists guidance and resources that can be used to support activities with the Adolescent Kit.

Who is the Foundation Guide for?

The Foundation Guide is for everyone – programme coordinators, facilitators and anyone else who plans to use the activities, tools and supplies in the Adolescent Kit. It can also be used as a stand-alone resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about working with adolescents in humanitarian situations.

Download the Foundation Guide

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