Yes of course I can suggest an empowering approach! It's the Children for Health approach! (of course) and I think nowadays most talk of a 'social behaviour change approach'. Anyone wanting to know more about how we go about involving children and young adolescents in identifying the changes they can make in the context of their own lives- contact us! Think it would have a much broader application but that is for others to say. I'm busy enough working for and with the children!
HIFA Profile: Clare Hanbury is director of Children for Health (www.childrenforhealth.org ). She qualified as a teacher in the UK and then worked in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. After an MA in Education in Developing Countries and for many years, Clare worked for The Child-to-Child Trust based at the University of Londonâ€™s Institute of Education where, alongside Hugh Hawes and Professor David Morley she worked to help embed the Child-to-Child ideas of childrens participation in health – iinto government and non-government child health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has worked with these ideas alongside vulnerable groups of children such as refugees and street children. Since her MSc in International Maternal and Child Health, Clare has worked freelance and focuses on helping government and non-government programmes to design and deliver child-centered health and education programmes where children are active participants. Clare has worked in many countries in East and Southern Africa and in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Yemen. Her current passion is for distilling health information for teachers, health workers and others –“ into simple practical health messages actionable by children.
Email: clare.hanbury AT zen.co.uk