On December 10, 2014, the CPC Learning Network hosted a webinar to discuss the integration of early childhood development and violence prevention. In this webinar, faculty affiliate Dr. Cassie Landers presented her recent landscape analysis of networks, campaigns, initiatives, and movements that bridge the areas of early childhood development and violence prevention. Dr. Landers shared her learning about both the challenges and the potential for integrated programming to support both areas of work.
You can read the full landscape analysis report here.
About the presenter:
Cassie Landers holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master degree in Public Health both from Harvard University. Since 1985, Dr. Landers has worked with UNICEF and other international agencies to promote policies and programs in support of young children and their families. Over the past 20 years, she has provided technical assistance and support to child development programs in over 60 countries throughout Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. She has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and training of practitioners at all levels, developing global interventions ranging from parenting education to developmental pediatrics. Dr. Landers has participated in rapid assessment missions in areas of conflict including Liberia, East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Romania and has designed interventions for children in conflict and post conflict situations. An early literacy initiative in collaboration with Head Start National Literacy Center brings her international expertise to young children and families throughout the US.