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.
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To close out 2017--a year of intensity, turmoil, and ever-present reminders of the need to recommit ourselves to children's human rights--we wanted to share our learning in a more light-hearted way. Below you will find a photo calender for the year: click on a photo to discover a "surprise" learning endeavor that we initially shared during the month that you click. Why not pick the month of your birthday or a special anniversary and see what surprise awaits? Below the calender, you will find announcements from our partners and faculty affiliates and vacancies that have deadlines at the tip top ...Read More
With just one month left in the year, we are pleased to share this content-packed newsletter with you. The most urgent item is a webinar that we will co-host tomorrow (!) with the World Health Organization for the INSPIRE Working Group of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. Presenting the basic framework and evidence base for preventing and reducing violence against children in INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence against Children, the webinar will taking place this Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9 am EST. Find more details below; you can register for the webinar here. There are ...Read More
November 2, 2017 Webinar: The Central American Youth Refugee Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Challenges in the Trump Era
As debates about immigration roil the national political debate in the United States, the CPC Learning Network will host a webinar to discuss the mass exodus of unaccompanied children and families from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Topics will include country conditions driving continued migration, the dangers encountered while journeying through Mexico, detention practices on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and challenges to securing protection in the U.S. The webinar will feature four speakers: Eric Hershberg and Dennis Stinchcomb, of American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) and authors of Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central ...Read More
June 15, 2017 Webinar: “Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt” – Considerations for Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Emergencies
Systems strengthening is becoming a dominant paradigm for many child protection actors. In spite of prevailing support, the conceptualization of a “systems strengthening approach” remains an area of continued discussion, contestation, and consensus building. Various studies have indicated ongoing challenges in implementing and realizing systems strengthening approaches in practice. Co-hosted by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, whose Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force was co-led by the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Networkand Plan International, this webinar presented key learning and considerations for practitioners who want to think about what “child protection systems ...Read More
Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to collect baseline data on the number of children living in residential care institutions in Cambodia. The secondary objective was to describe the characteristics of the children (eg, age, sex, duration of stay, education and health). The data were intended to guide recent efforts by the Government of Cambodia to reduce the number of children living in residential care institutions and increase the number of children growing up in supportive family environments. Setting: Data were collected in Cambodia across 24 sites at the commune level. Communes— administrative divisions roughly equivalent to counties ...Read More
The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Girls at early stages of adolescence are vulnerable to violence victimization in humanitarian contexts, but few studies examine factors that affect girls’ hope in these settings. We assessed attitudes toward traditional gender norms as an effect modifier of the relationship between violence exposure and future orientation in displaced girls. Findings support the utility of gender norms-transformative programming in increasing resilience of girls who have experienced sexual violence in humanitarian contexts.