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Child Protection Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
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The Grounded Child Protection and Well-being Survey (GROWS)
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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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Newsletter: December 2019

As we near the end of 2019, we would like to thank our community, our olleagues, and our partners around the world for a fruitful year of partnership and support in building a healthy and just world for children and families worldwide. We wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year! To close out 2019 and open 2020, we've created a photo calender of the CPC's Year In Review: click on a photo to discover a "surprise" learning endeavor that we initially shared during that month and see what awaits! Additionally, we would also like ...Read More

Newsletter: November 2019

This month marked the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most-signed global treaty in the world.  There has been significant progress since that treaty was signed, but we are still so far from a world where children's rights are realized systematically.  We must all recommit to the action and practice of children's rights, and that new commitment may take new shapes and forms as forces like the climate crisis and record-breaking levels of forced migration reshape our world and threaten children's futures. Of the many interesting items below, we would like to call your attention ...Read More

Newsletter: October 2019

In this newsletter you will find a round-up of CPC news, highlights from the recent work of our faculty affiliates, learning opportunities, and relevant vacancies. On this last day of October, I have the privilege to write to you from Kampala, Uganda, where the AfriChild Centre of Excellence for the Study of the African Child at Makerere University has just completed its annual general meeting. We heard about AfriChild’s busy beehive of activity throughout Uganda, including an innovative program to bolster faculty capacity to undertake child-focused research in seven universities. Another unique program helps practitioners to better evaluate the quality and nature of evidence and then ...Read More

Newsletter: September 2019

In this newsletter you will find a round-up of CPC news, highlights from the recent work of our faculty affiliates, learning opportunities, and relevant vacancies. We would like to remind you about the recently launched Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Protection of Children in Humanitarian Settings . The course was designed by CPC Co-Director Mark Canavera, Senior Research Associate Tina Fischer, and Faculty Affiliate Mike Wessells. The MOOC examines how children's social environments at different levels, such as the family, community and societal levels, influence children's adversity, development, and resilience. Course participants will engage in critical thought about current ...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

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

August 3, 2018 Webinar: How Social Norms Can Reflect and Create Social Inequalities

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 

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

Recommitting to Child Rights and Child Protection in a Turbulent World

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
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