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The Latest from the Network
In this edition of our newsletter, we are proud to open with an update about the CPC Learning Network and LINEA 2018 Joint Webinar Series. We are excited to collaborate with the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation, and Abuse (LINEA) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on this new and interactive webinar series. The first webinar, Nigeria turns purple! Innovative approaches to creating and measuring social norms change: experience from Voices for Change in Nigeria will be on May 31, 2018! This month, we are also celebrating the accomplishments of the CPC Learning Network faculty affiliates and advisory board members, including an article about using social norms theory ...Read More
In this edition of our newsletter, we are proud to open with an update about the CPC Learning Network Advisory Board Meeting held on March 1, 2018. Spending time with the incredible CPC Learning Network Advisory Board members was a major highlight this month. It is also our pleasure to share with you recent publications and opportunities from our faculty affiliates and partner agencies. We also want to thank everyone who filled out our feedback survey! The survey responses gave us important insights that we plan to utilize for strategic planning for the CPC Learning Network. As always, feel free to send ...Read More
The 28 short days of February have nearly slipped by, but as you will see below, we still managed to fill each day with new learning around child protection and family welfare. One of our highlights of the month was participating in the Solutions Summit to end violence against children, co-hosted by the End Violence Global Partnership, the WeProtect Global Alliance, and the Government of Sweden. It was inspiring to see high-level commitment from a growing number of countries to end violence against children as quickly as possible. As always, feel free to send us any updates to share with the network. Click through to see ...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
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.
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.