Community Economic Development (CED) Training Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers, A (ICE M0069)
These self-study materials address how community economic development differs from traditional concepts of economic development, with a focus on helping individuals, families and communities take control of their own economic futures. The content includes helpful examples and useful techniques for increasing and maintaining citizen participation in CED, gathering community information, developing and implementing a CED strategic agenda, and monitoring and evaluating progress and impact. Optional trainer's notes are included.
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Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation (DPM): An In-Service Training Module (ICE T0124)
This manual contains sessions and a trainer's guide for delivering disaster preparedness and mitigation training to Peace Corps Volunteers. Topics include resource and strengths mapping, analysis, and developing family and community preparedness plans. While there is some duplication of Pre-service training material, this manual provides more in-depth information about the ways that community Volunteers and counterparts can be useful before, during and after a disaster.
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Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation (DPM): A Pre-Service Training Module (ICE T0123)
This training manual introduces Peace Corps Volunteers to the impact of natural disasters, an understanding of the disaster cycle, key actions needed at each phase, personal safety during natural disasters, and community risk analysis and planning. Skills training includes field work. There are substantial resource materials on a variety of natural disasters.
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DPM Idea Book: Integrating Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation in Your Work (ICE M0084)
This practical book begins with the human impact of natural disasters, then defines roles Volunteers can play in disaster prevention and mitigation. It presents ideas any Volunteer can implement, and describes specific activities related to agriculture, the environment, health, education, youth, and small business development.
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HIV/AIDS: Integrating Prevention and Care into Your Sector (ICE M0081)
This Idea Book offers practical strategies for assessing and responding to the varied needs of communities affected by HIV. Creative and effective activity examples illustrate how Volunteers can empower people living with HIV and AIDS, overcome common obstacles to HIV/AIDS-related work, and adapt other development efforts to lessen the impact of HIV/AIDS on families and communities.
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HIV/AIDS: Training Resource Kit (ICE T0136K)
This resource kit is a comprehensive set of training resources for posts. It provides session plans, fact sheets, and other resources to help you tailor HIV/AIDS training in pre-service training and in-service training to the needs of various groups of trainees and Volunteers. The eight modules in the Resource Kit were organized around what is already happening in the field in HIV/AIDS activities. Reports of what Volunteers are doing are grouped by competencies needed for those activities.
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Libraries for All! How to Start and Run a Basic Library (ICE RE035)
This manual and resource guide for small libraries is a basic reference and contains practical, step-by-step instructions for creating and managing a successful library. Published by UNESCO, it was written by Laura Wendell, RPCV. It is a useful resource for Information Resource Center (IRC) managers and Volunteers involved in community resource center projects and school libraries.
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Life Skills and Leadership Manual (ICE No. M0098)
The Life Skills and Leadership Manual features approximately 45 hours of highly participatory session plans (25 sessions) designed to be a resource for Volunteers leading a wide range of positive youth development activities in any sector. Those who want to learn to integrate life and leadership skills training into their relationships and activities with youth in their communities are encouraged to use this valuable resource. The sessions are divided into four units that address personal and interpersonal development, goal setting and action planning, and leadership and teamwork. Experienced Volunteers and counterparts and those with less experience facilitating participatory training activities will all benefit by using the training package and paying special attention to facilitator notes in the manual sessions. This manual is a new ICE publication. The existing Life Skills Manual, [ICE No. M0063] published in 2001, has been renamed Life Skills for Sexual and Reproductive Health Manual, and has retained its ICE number.
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Life Skills for Sexual and Reproductive Health Manual (formerly Life Skills Manual - ICE M0063, ICE M0066, ICE M0072, ICE M0065)
The Life Skills program is a comprehensive behavior change approach that concentrates on developing the skills needed for life, such as communication, decision-making and critical thinking. It also helps learners understand the importance of assertiveness, self-esteem, resisting peer pressure and creating healthy relationships. This manual consists of more than 50 different lesson ideas, including HIV/AIDS training sessions, that are particularly useful in working with youth and other vulnerable groups.
Microenterprise Training Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers, A (ICE M0068)
These self-study modules describe the critical contributions microenterprises, microfinance institutions and their support organizations make in reducing poverty and building the foundations of community economic development. Activities and case studies help increase understanding of institutional capacity-building, non-financial business development services, organizational situation analysis, and the potential roles of Volunteers as business counselors and extensionists. Optional trainer’s notes are included.
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New Beginning , A: The Child Health Manual (ICE T0102)
This extensive manual offers specific information on developing knowledge and skills to address common community-related health problems, carry out appropriate activities, and complete training in the promotion of child health and well-being. It also discusses how specific health conditions can be addressed effectively, with an emphasis on community involvement.
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New Project Design and Management Workshop Training Manual, The (ICE T0107, ICE T0127, ICE T0128)
This manual uses an assets-based approach to project design and describes the process of helping communities identify existing resources and collectively prioritize their needs. Interactive training exercises show how to engage different groups within communities in the planning, design, and implementation of local development projects.
NGO Training Guide for Volunteers, An (ICE M0070)
These self-study modules describe the function of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in civil society and how Volunteers can contribute to their efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. They discuss the advantages of appreciative inquiry as an approach to NGO development, provide a structured method (NGO capacity profile) to analyze NGO strength, build Volunteer skills in facilitation and training, and explore the role of governance and planning in achieving a sustainable organization. Optional trainer’s notes are included.
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PACA: Using Participatory Analysis for Community Action Idea Book (ICE M0086)
Once Volunteers are trained in participatory analysis for community action (PACA) techniques and processes (see the PACA Training Manual [ICE No. M0053]), they can use this Idea Book to further their knowledge of PACA and begin to implement the concepts with their communities. This book describes how Peace Corps Volunteers can maximize the Peace Corps' capacity-building approach to development by using participatory activities to better understand the impact of gender roles and relations in community development. Most importantly, this book gives concrete ideas and examples to help Volunteers put the analysis gained from the activities into action.
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Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA) Training Manual (ICE M0053)
This revised manual continues to be a core resource for use in pre-service training or in-service training to teach Peace Corps trainees and Volunteers asset-based participatory approaches to community development. As in the original manual, readers learn specific tools like community mapping, transects and seasonal calendars that may be used with groups within communities to help them identify their collective resources, needs and priorities. The book also reinforces a process to ensure community members are not excluded from the planning process due to economic status, sex, age, race, religion and other factors. Trainers will appreciate the updated examples and the suggestions for integrating PACA training with other essential training sessions.
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Promoting Powerful People: A Process for Change (ICE T0104)
This manual promotes a process for helping people to help themselves, and focuses on skills Volunteers need to communicate effectively with community members. Although the manual uses nutrition as an example, most sessions require little or no adaptation to be used In other technical areas. Sessions are cross-referenced to PACA: Participatory Analysis for Community Action and Culture Matters Trainer's Guides.
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Sustainable Library Development Training Package
The purpose of the Sustainable Library Development Training Package is to support and provide guidance to Peace Corps Volunteers engaged in library projects as both primary work assignments and secondary project activities. Training packages are used at Peace Corps posts worldwide to train and prepare Volunteers for their work in the field. The Sustainable Library Development Training Package can also be used by Volunteers to facilitate workshops on library development in their host country communities. Each session plan is stand-alone and includes all relevant handouts; some handouts are repeated from session to session. Listed below are links to the training package with session plans, PowerPoint materials, and all referenced publications.
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PowerPoint: Session: Peace Corps Resources for Library Projects AND Introduction to Sustainable Library Development; Trainer Material 1: PowerPoint Library Photos
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PowerPoint: Session: Library Supplementary Services; Trainer Material 1: PowerPoint-Library Scene Cartoons A and B
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Libraries for All! (ICE RE035)
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Setting Up and Running a School Library (ICE ED204)
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Sources of Donated Books for Schools and Libraries (ICE RE003)
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PACA Using Participatory Analysis for Community Action: Idea Book (ICE M0086)
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New Project Design and Management Workshop Training Manual (ICE T0107)
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V2 - Volunteerism Action Guide: Multiplying the Power of Service (ICE CD062, ICE CD063, ICE CD064, ICE CD065)
This guide is a resource for Volunteers and their community partners to plan, design, implement and assess local service or volunteerism activities. The aim of the V2 Action Guide is to support existing or new host country volunteerism efforts. Applying a service learning approach when possible, this publication shows Volunteers how to add value to their capacity building work by helping participants in volunteer activities identify learning goals and integrate reflection (learning) in their work. Part 1 of the guide is an overview and introduction to the elements of service learning along with important cultural considerations. Part 2 is a step by step guide for creating service learning projects with suggested resources and provides a real life example of the process. Part 3 is a template that can be adapted, translated, and used by local groups or organizations to design their own service activities. This guide references specific helpful resources in many other ICE publications.
Working with Youth: Approaches for Volunteers (ICE M0067)
This comprehensive publication for Volunteers addresses the different needs and circumstances of orphans, in- or out-of-school youth, refugees, and working youth. Volunteers' roles are discussed in working directly with youth, and enhancing the effectiveness of youth focused NGOs. Chapters lead the reader through planning, implementing, and evaluating youth activities; using appropriate tools, techniques, and games; and applying many health, education and leadership activities for youth submitted by Volunteers working around the world.
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Youth Camps Manual: GLOW and Other Leadership Camps (ICE No. M0100)
The Youth Camps Manual: For GLOW and Other Leadership Camps [ICE No. M0100] addresses a subject that crosses all Peace Corps sectors and impacts thousands of youth across the globe each year. In an effort to provide Volunteers with more tools to run a successful camp, the manual features sections on planning, different types of camps, activity ideas, counselor training, and Camp GLOW. Extensive appendices feature guidelines and checklists, health and safety resources, monitoring and evaluation tools, and sample documents from successful camps. This manual replaces and incorporates the Camp GLOW Handbook for Volunteers [ICE No. M0056], published by the Peace Corps in 2001. The new manual is more comprehensive and is intended for both Volunteers and community counterparts in their efforts to contribute to the sustainability of leadership camps. The counselor training section contributes to that goal with 10½ hours of detailed training designed to build the capacity of local community members to facilitate camp activities.
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Youth Livelihoods: Employability Manual (ICE No. M0093)
This manual is for Volunteers and their partners to use to help young people succeed in finding and keeping jobs. Sessions focus on identifying ones’ skills and qualifications, learning about the world of work, setting goals, preparing job search documents, and basic interviewing and networking skills. The manual helps youth engage in self-exploration and job search activities before launching into a detailed discussion of money.
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Youth Livelihoods: Financial Literacy Manual (ICE No. M0092)
This manual is for Volunteers and their partners to help young people become effective savers, planners, and managers of their money. Topics include basic money management, personal money management, financial services, and earning money. There are 36 hours of classroom-based learning, including three optional review sessions and an optional three-hour summary game. Assessment methods are included in each session as part of highly interactive facilitator-led training.
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Last updated Apr 16 2012