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Facilitator Guide: Practical Life Skills - Workshops for care leavers and those remaining in care aged 10 to 13 years old

Youth who grew up in care can face challenges that are often different from the challenges faced by other young people. They often leave care without any definite or tangible support from the government, little-to-no support from the residential care facility (called "charitable children's institution" in Kenya) they are leaving, and sometimes limited connections to family or community. This series of resources are designed by care leavers for care leavers to help equip youth for life outside of care, strengthen coping strategies, foster safety nets and community networks. It builds from earlier life skills work that the Kenyan Society of Care Leavers has done, supported by Changing the Way We Care with global best practices. The facilitator guides are meant for those trained to mentor and support care leavers through one-to-one or group sessions. The participant handbooks are for the youth participating in the program. 

This series includes Participant Handbook Companions for 10-13 year-olds and one for 18-25 year-olds. Either can be used with 14-17 year-olds. The facilitator can determine which best fits the capacity of the child or group of children/young people.

Also read:

Kenya Society of Care Leavers, Changing the Way We Care
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