Paper: Rumah Kencana “Ruang Ramah Anak Pasca Bencana”: Post-Disaster Child-Friendly Space (Support for Child-Centered Recovery) in Indonesia Emergency Response by IBU Foundation 2018-2023

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Paper authors Hari Setyowibowo, Yunita Anggraeni, Siti Zaliha, Ruli Gustian Nugraha, Michelle Neivi Artissy
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IBU Foundation
IBU Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO), offers Services to aid in recovering Health and psychological conditions after a disaster. The IBU Foundation has devised the MHPSS Guide, namely “Rumah Kencana” as an innovative and effective disaster response foundation. This guide has served as a cornerstone for humanitarian workers associated with the IBU Foundation, enabling them to provide Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services in various emergencies.

Guidelines Rumah Kencana: Ruang Ramah Anak Pasca Bencana
The Rumah Kencana guide is more than just a manual; it serves as a cornerstone for psychosocial support and mental health services. It encompasses a comprehensive approach, including psychoeducation, personal counselling, group therapy, and psychosocial activities. The Rumah Kencana has been thoughtfully crafted based on field experience and findings. This guide aids individuals in facing stress and other mental challenges that arise after a disaster while concurrently fostering psychological resilience and a robust social-ecological system for survivors.

Collaboration: The Foundation of Success
Collaboration in MHPSS services lies at the core of the Rumah Kencana Guidelines. The IBU Foundation collaborates with various parties in disaster situations, such as humanitarian organizations, stakeholders, and local and international partners. This collaboration aims to establish a coordinated and effective disaster response during field implementation. Within the IBU Foundation's facilitator team, volunteers and field workers who are competent and operate according to ethical and humanitarian values are engaged. We create a comprehensive support network to aid individuals and communities in adapting to post-disaster changes, fostering resilience on the path to recovery.
Transformative Guide for the Future
The Rumah Kencana Guide inspires hope for a better future. In times of challenges, this guide establishes a foundation for a new paradigm in disaster response, placing mental health and psychosocial support as crucial elements in a sustainable recovery. With a focus on high standards, contextual and cultural application, and strong partnerships, the IBU Foundation guides positive change in the context of disaster recovery.
Accessibility Through 7 Components
The Rumah Kencana Guide is built upon seven components addressing health and psychological issues: 1) understanding disaster, 2) protection from violence, 3) a sense of security within the group, 4) psychological changes after disaster, 5) a sense of capability, 6) sense of autonomy, and 7) awareness of healthy food. We utilize these seven components as the foundation for our service standards to ensure that MHPSS services align with the basic needs that support well-being in emergencies. Each component ensures that individuals undergo transformative phases based on knowledge, skills, and anticipatory plans for survivors in emergencies. The Rumah KencanaGuide is structured to ease facilitation, accompanied by examples of activities that can be conducted. Each activity serves as a reference for facilitators, where activity development can naturally occur to meet survivor needs.
Conclusion: Child-Friendly Space Post-Disaster “Rumah Kencana” Guidance Second Edition, 2023
The Rumah Kencana Guide represents the spirit and commitment of the IBU Foundation to supporting mental and psychosocial well-being in disaster contexts. This guide was developed based on service experience and evaluations from our MHPSS services provided between 2018-2023. The guide's evolution follows survivor needs and adapts to humanitarian service standards at large. In this guide, our efforts to accommodate the needs of disaster survivors, creating a safe space for healing and recovery, particularly for children and their supportive environments, are depicted.
We extend our gratitude to partners, volunteers, and individuals who have supported our mission. Through this collective effort, we aim to continue making a positive impact in facing disaster situations. If you wish to contribute or seek more information, please visit our website at or contact us through our social media @ibufoundation.
With The Rumah Kencana Guide, the IBU Foundation is committed to delivering services and hope to those in need, affecting real change in times of disaster.