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Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally
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Special Issue of the Peer-Reviewed Journal Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice
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Birth Registration in Indonesia
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COMPASS: Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces Article Published
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Newsletter: May 2016

In this edition of the newsletter, we are proud to announce the launch of a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice; guest-edited with colleagues from the Better Care Network, the nine articles in the issue present the cutting edge of research concerning measuring issues related to children's care. With special permission from the journal's publisher, we will be able to make all articles open access through the month of June, so we hope that you will take advantage of that time period to access the articles. In this edition, you will also find ...Read More

Newsletter: April 2016

If you are reading this newsletter, chances are that you have a birth certificate.  That little piece of paper seems so basic and, frankly, forgettable, but as Santi Kusumaningrum, the co-director of the Center on Child Protection at the University of Indonesia (PUSKAPA), has powerfully demonstrated with her research team, the lack of birth certificates for 24 million Indonesian children can have devastating impacts on their lives.  You can read more about PUSKAPA's pioneering work and the solutions being proposed, including a recent article in The Lancet Global Health, below. You'll also learn about a CPC Learning Network innovation from Burkina ...Read More

June 21-22, 2016: Biennial Meeting of the CPC Learning Network

Evolving Methods for an Expanding Field: Global Research with Children and Families in Adversity Venue: Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Campus Objectives: This meeting will produce the following outcomes among CPC Learning Network partners and affiliated individuals and organizations: Innovative research on international child protection and family welfare will be presented with the opportunity for reflections on navigating the path forward in this field. Working from a new "Theory of Change," we want to take stock of the current state of knowledge on child protection and family welfare, learning from the research and evidence generation of members both inside and outside of ...Read More

June 24, 2016 Webinar: How can social norms theory inform violence prevention work?

Is violence a social norm? What is the difference between a "social" and a "cultural" norm? Can social norms be measured? These are some of the key issues that we discussed on our webinar on Friday, Jun 24, 2016, at 10:00 AM EDT, which featured Alina Potts, Research and Evaluation Specialist for Child Protection at UNICEF's Office of Research-Innocenti and Beniamino Cislaghi, Lecturer in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Understanding social norms is a key aspect of crafting violence prevention interventions and policies as well as evaluating their efficacy and appropriateness. While multiple theories ...Read More

Counting Children Outside of Family Care in Cambodia

Two national household surveys, the Demographic and Health Surveys and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, drive assessment of the Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Reduction Strategies and other major international platforms in low- and middle-income countries. However, little attention has been given to the fact that household surveys are limited to people living in households, therefore excluding some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, including the homeless, people living in institutions, and migrant laborers. These children lack the most fundamental protections provided by a permanently engaged and/or minimally resourced parent or caregiver, with grave consequences for their physical, intellectual and emotional growth. Recognizing ...Read More

Violence Against Children in a Humanitarian Settings: A Literature Review of Population-Based Approaches

Lindsay Stark and Debbie Landis conducted a review of 22 prevalence studies of violence against children in humanitarian contexts to examine population-based approaches measuring violence against children. Ultimately, the body of evidence in this review reveals a lack of standard practice in measuring violence against children in emergencies; shows limited evidence of whether and under what conditions violence against children increases; and reveals that fundamental assumptions underpinning violence against children in emergencies are not data-driven. The development of standardized approaches to more rigorously measure violence against children is urgently needed in order to understand trends of violence against children in humanitarian contexts and ...Read More

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