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
Heading into the last quarter of the year seems like a nice time to reflect upon partnerships and the various collaborations that make our work successful. At the heart of the CPC Learning Network's mission is convening service providers, policymakers, and researchers to think about what we need to learn and to make it happen, and September has been a month with ample opportunity for reflecting with these groups. At the annual meeting of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action held in Kampala, Uganda—for which the CPC Learning Network serves on the Steering Committee—we all agreed on the need ...Read More
In the opening section of this newsletter, we're sharing updates from CPC partners and affiliates in Colombia. These colleagues have been undertaking important policy-focused research on issues that range from exploring the "micro-spaces" in schools (like sports fields and hallways) where children develop social and emotional skills to improving programs to ensure caregiver-child attachment for young children in areas marked by poverty, violence, and displacement. I'm confident you'll be fascinated by the work that these pioneers are doing. With no fewer than six new reports and articles from CPC faculty affiliates below--as well as four other new reports from partners, ...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.