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“Adapting to learn, learning to adapt”: Overview of and considerations for child protection systems strengthening in emergencies
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Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally
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Special Issue of the Peer-Reviewed Journal Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice
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Newsletter: July 2016

Last month, it was a delight to welcome partners from the world over to our biennial meeting; nearly 100 participants were in attendance in New York, and our livestreaming links received over 2,000 unique views over the two days of the event.  More details are available below, and you can check out the livestream links for Day 1 and Day 2. After the convening, our work feels more urgent than ever. Below, you'll see a link to the National Academy of Medicine article "Beyond Survival," in which over 30 leading academics (including a number of CPC professors and affiliates) make the case for holistic investment in ...Read More

Newsletter: May 2016

In this edition of the newsletter, we are proud to announce the launch of a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, and Practice; guest-edited with colleagues from the Better Care Network, the nine articles in the issue present the cutting edge of research concerning measuring issues related to children's care. With special permission from the journal's publisher, we will be able to make all articles open access through the month of June, so we hope that you will take advantage of that time period to access the articles. In this edition, you will also find ...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

June 24, 2016 Webinar: How can social norms theory inform violence prevention work?

Is violence a social norm? What is the difference between a "social" and a "cultural" norm? Can social norms be measured? These are some of the key issues that we discussed on our webinar on Friday, Jun 24, 2016, at 10:00 AM EDT, which featured Alina Potts, Research and Evaluation Specialist for Child Protection at UNICEF's Office of Research-Innocenti and Beniamino Cislaghi, Lecturer in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Understanding social norms is a key aspect of crafting violence prevention interventions and policies as well as evaluating their efficacy and appropriateness. While multiple theories ...Read More

COMPASS: Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces Article Published

Over three years (2014 - 2017), the IRC is developing, implementing and evaluating the COMPASS programme (Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces). This programme identifies, acknowledges, and responds to the vulnerabilities of adolescent girls by establishing a foundation for their healthy transition into adulthood in humanitarian crises. It specifically seeks to improve the prevention and response to violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings. This includes strategies such as: safe space programming including life skills training and asset building; mentoring activities with the support of older adolescent girls; and engagement with service providers and caregivers to better ...Read More

Counting Children Outside of Family Care in Cambodia

Two national household surveys, the Demographic and Health Surveys and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, drive assessment of the Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Reduction Strategies and other major international platforms in low- and middle-income countries. However, little attention has been given to the fact that household surveys are limited to people living in households, therefore excluding some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, including the homeless, people living in institutions, and migrant laborers. These children lack the most fundamental protections provided by a permanently engaged and/or minimally resourced parent or caregiver, with grave consequences for their physical, intellectual and emotional growth. Recognizing ...Read More

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