Community Training

The Community Social Pediatrics Institute also offers community-based training through its CLAN (Children Linked to Adults & Networks) series of training modules designed by Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, and developed by Laetitia Angba and Caroline Chaumont with the assistance of numerous partners.

These training and support modules will enable you to effectively implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child, develop a common language, and contribute to building a more just and equitable society.


  1. Empower and equip children and teens living in difficult conditions through knowledge on human rights, peaceful communication and social entrepreneurship. Participants come to assume their rights and responsibilities through word and action, learning to reflect, express themselves and make themselves heard with the goal of transforming problems into solutions. In short, they learn to be responsible citizens.
  2. Build a protective circle around the child who does not have one by activating the special strengths of their family and community, in particular by equipping significant adults in the child’s life. This is achieved through knowledge of human rights, social action and the support of mentor families.

Other CLAN training opportunities

  1. An awareness workshop to mobilize your workplace or partners around the importance of respecting all rights set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and promoting the healthy development and resilience of children.
  2. A leader training workshop that prepares you to give CHILDREN and FAMILY training modules in your community or CSPC.
  3. Tools and ongoing support from our community training team to help you succeed in your training initiatives.

For more information on our leader training workshops, please contact:

Training modules for CHILDREN

Part of our series of CLAN training program, these training modules are for children ages 9 to 13. We are presently also developing modules for children ages 6 to 8, and for teens ages 14 to 17

This training for CHILDREN consists of 3 modules of 10 sections each. Inspired by Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, these modules focus on giving children a voice.

Ambassadors for Children’s Rights

Upon completion of this module (E1), children will understand their rights and responsibilities. They will be proficient at using different media to share this knowledge with peers and their community.

Peaceful Communicators

In this module (E2), the children learn to communicate their needs (rights) and to use their voice in a positive way to send messages aimed at getting their needs (rights) met and resolving conflicts in a peaceful and equitable manner. They will be able to help peers express their needs and help resolve conflicts that arise in different settings.

Agents of Change

Upon completion of this module (E3), children will be ready to assume their role as agents of change. They will be able to use their voice and available media to raise awareness among peers and in their community on issues concerning them, and be able to contribute to solutions by taking concrete action.

Training modules for FAMILIES

These modules in the CLAN training program are for parents and adults who seek to build a more just and equitable society by supporting the healthy development of its children and ensuring their fundamental rights are respected.

This training for FAMILIES consists of 2 modules of 5 sections each.

Ambassadors for Children’s Rights

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to find and assess ways of to uphold children’s rights. They will also be able to intervene in a positive and constructive way to ensure the rights of other children in their community are respected.

Adults in Action

Participants in this module develop greater empathy toward vulnerable children and families in their community, learn to recognize their own personal level of comfort when it comes to helping children and families in different situations (related to, for example, cultural and parental practices), and develop greater vigilance around the needs of children.

For more information on our training modules for CHILDREN and FAMILIES, please contact:

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