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Preventing Household Violence: Promising Strategies for Humanitarian Settings
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National estimation of children in residential care institutions in Cambodia: a modelling study
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The effect of gender norms on the association between violence and hope among girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Implementation of ACASI among adolescent girls in humanitarian settings: feasibility, acceptability, and lessons learned
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Back to What Counts: Birth and Death in Indonesia
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Newsletter: January 2017

With changes roiling the world at the start of 2017, we want to take a moment to affirm the dignity of refugees throughout the world; we stand with the children and families uprooted by conflict and natural disasters.  There are over 28 million refugee children in the world right now, and we hope that our work contributes to their health, protection, well-being, and development. In the start of the new year, we were able to publish several important studies. You will find a paper about the feasibility of using Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) in humanitarian settings as well as two ...Read More

Newsletter: December 2016

As a new year is quickly approaching, and we wanted to take some time and reflect on all of our work in 2016. It has been a busy and wonderful year! Update on priority countries The work undertaken by our institutional affiliates and Program Learning Groups around the world remains the inspiring touchstone of all that we do at the CPC Learning Network.  In Colombia, the Universidad de los Andes, the CPC Learning Network Secretariat, and UNICEF seized upon the moment created by the peace process to look at the role that education and peacebuilding endeavors can play in reintegrating ...Read More

October 13, 2016 Webinar: Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts

CPC Learning Network hosted a webinar with Laura Rawlings and Jeffery Tanner from the World Bank discussing “Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts” on Thursday, October 13 from 12-1:30pm EDT. Laura moderated the discussion and gave an overview of how the World Bank is approaching early childhood development. Jeff presented the results of a recently completed systematic review of the evidence on the long-term impacts of early childhood development initiatives as observed in primary school years and on to adulthood. They identified knowledge gaps and invited a discussion on how to build evidence around promising initiatives to fill these gaps. Download the ...Read More

June 21-22, 2016: Biennial Meeting of the CPC Learning Network

Evolving Methods for an Expanding Field: Global Research with Children and Families in Adversity Venue: Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Campus Objectives: This meeting will produce the following outcomes among CPC Learning Network partners and affiliated individuals and organizations: Innovative research on international child protection and family welfare will be presented with the opportunity for reflections on navigating the path forward in this field. Working from a new "Theory of Change," we want to take stock of the current state of knowledge on child protection and family welfare, learning from the research and evidence generation of members both inside and outside of ...Read More

“Adapting to learn, learning to adapt”: Overview of and considerations for child protection systems strengthening in emergencies

Systems strengthening is becoming a dominant paradigm for many child protection actors. In spite of the prevailing support, the conceptualisation of a systems strengthening approach remains an area of continued discussion and consensus building. Various studies have indicated ongoing challenges in implementing and realising systems strengthening activities in practice. Based on this the Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (formerly the CPWG), co-led by the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network and Plan International initiated a process to develop an overview document with key considerations for practitioners. Click ...Read More

Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally

The National Academy of Medicine published Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally. The paper argues that investing in young children globally is a primary means of achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development, all of which are vital to ensuring international peace and security. In the paper, 31 experts, including a number of CPC faculty affiliates, argue that current international assistance for children in developing countries focuses too much on single categories of vulnerability rather than young children’s holistic well-being. The co-authors note that without a proactive effort to integrate programs for young children, harmonize implementation, ...Read More

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