The CPC Learning Network convenes academics, policymakers, and practitioners to promote innovative research, nurture communities of learning, and build the next generation of researchers and advocates for children and families worldwide.
The Latest from the Network
We are nearing closer to the VOICE conference, which we will co-host with PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection and Well-Being at the University of Indonesia, from December 12-14, in Bali. Be sure to take advantage of early bird registration, which has been extended to November 30, 2018. Regular registration will be open from December 1 to 12, 2018. It's shaping up to be a great conference with a number of excellent co-sponsors, and we hope to see you there! Leadership transitions are underway at the Secretariat with former co-director Lindsay Stark having taken up a new position at the Washington University's Brown School. You will find a farewell note from ...Read More
In this edition to the newsletter, we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the CPC Learning Network faculty affiliates and advisory board members, with articles covering insights from the occupied Palestinian territories to non-adult supervision of children in low- and middle-income countries. We are also happy to feature an extensive guide and toolkit on community-led processes of child protection. We are actively planning for the VOICE conference, which we will co-host with PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection and Well-Being at the University of Indonesia, from December 12-14, in Bali. We received many exciting abstract submissions from researchers, policymakers, and programmers in the areas of Children and Migration, Social Norms that ...Read More
The planning is underway for the VOICE conference, which we will co-host with PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection and Well-Being at the University of Indonesia, from December 12-14, in Bali. We currently invite submissions of extended abstracts from researchers, policymakers, and programmers in the areas of Children and Migration, Social Norms that Underlie Harms to Children, and Children and Technology. The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 15, 2018. It's shaping up to be a great conference and we hope to see you there! August has proven to be an exciting and busy month for the CPC Learning Network as we welcome new students, plan for the upcoming VOICE conference in Bali, ...Read More
October 24, 2018 Webinar: Effects of Cash Transfers on Protection and Wellbeing Outcomes for Women and Children: New Evidence from UNICEF
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT UNICEF’s Office of Research is a dedicated independent research arm for UNICEF located in Florence, Italy. A large portion of the evaluation work done in the office focuses on Government supported cash transfer programs and their impacts on wellbeing of families, women and children. This webinar reviews some of the new and ongoing work conducted under the Transfer Project, a multi-organizational research and learning initiative, presented by Social Policy and Humanitarian specialists Amber Peterman, Tia Palermo and Jacob de Hoop. The first presentation summarizes findings from recent reviews published on understanding linkages and impacts of cash ...Read More
When turning to norm change as a potential solution to social problems, we must acknowledge that norms are both shaped by and create social inequalities. This presentation considers how norms and social control are applied differently to people from different social groups and how individuals have differing capacities to comply with and enforce norms. It draws on data from two U.S. cases, teen sex and pregnancy and young people’s use of technology, to discuss implications for norm-based interventions and norm change. Presenter: Stefanie Mollborn, Professor, Institute of Behavioral Science and Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder Stefanie Mollborn studies norms and social inequalities ...Read More
July 18, 2018 Webinar: Challenging Evaluation Norms: Photovoice, Sensemaker® and Assessing Social Norms Change Interventions
The webinar will share about how the evaluation of CARE’s Tipping Point project applied Sensemaker® and Photovoice to identify changes in social norms about adolescent girls in Nepal and Bangladesh. The links between CARE’s approach to social norms and the Sensemaker® tool development process will be discussed, as well as the benefits and challenges of data interpretation comparing Sensemaker® with qualitative FGD data. The webinar will also share how CARE is using the results of the analyses to inform iterative program design and future evaluation research. Presenter: Elizabeth Brezovich, Senior Technical Advisor, Design, MEL and Operations, Tipping Point Elizabeth Brezovich ...Read More
INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children is an evidence-based technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The package includes the core document describing what the INSPIRE strategies and interventions are; an implementation handbook that provides details on how to implement the interventions, and a set of indicators to measure the uptake of INSPIRE and its impact on levels of violence against children. The strategies will advance efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal target 16.2 to end all forms of violence against children. They are based on the ...Read More
With the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child coming next year, we decided last year to reflect upon where children’s rights are heading in a world that seems increasingly beset with challenges for children, for families, and for communities. We also wanted to revisit the issue of children affected by armed conflict, mobilization around which has served as a motor for the broader child protection agenda for years. We worked with Joachim Theis, who developed The State of International Children's Rights, and Riva Kantowitz, who wrote Children and Armed Conflict: A Field Scan. These documents both synthesis ...Read More
Using a population-based survey approach to estimate child separation after a natural disaster: findings from post-Hurricane Haiti
This study explores findings of a population-based approach to measure the prevalence of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) during the Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Haiti. This study is the first known attempt to measure the prevalence of child separation following a natural disaster. Overall, the rates of separation were relatively low. Similarities between primary and secondary reports of child separation via the Neighborhood Method indicate that this may be a viable approach to measuring UASC in certain contexts.