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.
The Toolkit provides guidance on four different areas:
- SEL: 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 for basic math skills.
- Reading: Foundational reading instruction for children at the 'emergency' ability level who need support with basic reading skills.
- Parenting Skills: Instruction to strengthen positive parenting skills for caregivers of children and adolescents.