Delivering practical social work on a day to day basis
Providing social work & child development training
Modelling the Christian Social Work approach
Providing programmes to enhance the living situation of children
Leadership, Mentoring and Training
Equipping others is an important part of the work of HANNAH.
A) HANNAH uses the Partnering for Safety practice framework and model in their work with vulnerable families, children and young people. This approach to child protection and family work is safety centred and solution focused and is used around the world.
B) In partnership with OHFI, HANNAH is able to provide training modules in:
- Vision – Having a vision. ‘Without a vision the people perish’.
- Team Work - Proverb. “With your contribution and my contribution together we will achieve our goal”
- Children’s Needs – “Whoever welcomes a child in my name, welcomes me” Matthew 8:5 – Ecological model – Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- How To Love Your Child – Providing a Nurturing Environment – Attachment
- Care and Protection – keeping children safe – assessment – what to look for – what to do – making Plans.
- Trauma and Brain Development – Understanding the impact of trauma on children’s lives and how to create a healing environment.
Using stacker cups to work out Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Supporting Families in Need
HANNAH provides social work support, and assistance with practical needs while actively developing relationships of trust with families and communities. Support includes assessment and planning, advocacy, educational initiatives, food, health care and improvement of housing.
Programmes for Children
LEAP - Life skills, Education and Arts Programme, was initially developed for a group of children living in institutional care due to circumstances associated with health and poverty. The institution was abruptly closed as a consequence of Covid-19 and the children returned to their communities.
Our experience is that children brought up in institutional care received very few life skills, were behind in their education, and had little self- esteem. HANNAH has continued LEAP for these children, their siblings and other children in the community. Equipping children for life increases their potential to break the cycle of poverty and gives them a hope and a future.
The children learn the importance of basic hygiene, food preparation, and make connections with the community.
The children are actively encouraged to attend school and are supported in their education.
Creative expression helps build children’s confidence and a positive view of themselves in the world. We do this through music; visual arts eg clay, drawing; drama.