The CPC Learning Network has ongoing webinars throughout the year. We aim to highlight innovative research in the field of child protection and discuss relevant issues through these webinars. They are an interactive way for practitioners to learn from their peers and be exposed to new resources and research.

The Reality of Shifting Power to Local Actors: Case studies on child protection initiatives in Nigeria, Kenya, and Malawi

This webinar shares overarching findings from three case studies on localisation initiatives and a panel discussion around approaches to transferring power to national and civil society organisations engaged in child protection initiatives.

September 29, 2020: Children’s voice: maintaining and adapting for safe child participation during COVID-19

Michael Copland, Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) Coordinator; Joel Bergner, CEO and Co-Founder, Artolution; Vanessa Currie, Executive Director, International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD); Laura Wright, Director, Participatory Methodologies, IICRD; Helen Veitch, Consultant on Child Exploitation and Children’s Participation, Children Unite; Kristen Hope, Research and Advocacy Advisor, Terre des Hommes; Konstantinos Papachristou, Founder, Teens4World, Lauren Bienkowski, Global Help Desk, CP AoR

The Healing Power of Learning Through Play: Adapting and Scaling Play-Based Early Childhood Development

The webinar showcases the development, implementation, and evidence collected from the different iterations of the Play Lab. Speakers join from BRAC University’s Institute for Educational Development, BRAC International, Columbia University, the LEGO Foundation, and Sesame Workshop.

AfriChild and CPC Learning Network Joint Webinar Series: Elevating Locally-Relevant Research to Increase the Impact of Policies and Programs for Ugandan Children

CPC and AfriChild jointly develop this webinar series focusing on late-breaking research calling attention to the realities of vulnerable children in Uganda to better inform innovative interventions that protect and advance children’s rights to protection, development, and well-being.

CPC Learning Network and LINEA 2018-2019 Joint Webinar Series on Social Norms

In 2018-2019, the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation, and Abuse (LINEA) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network at Columbia University will jointly host a webinar series. The key theme of the series is social norms as they relate to the fields of gender-based violence, violence against children, sexual exploitation and the abuse of children and adolescents.

December 16, 2019: The Pathways Between Natural Disasters and Violence Against Children: A Conversation Between Research and Practice

The structure of child protection programming during humanitarian emergencies is based upon the principle of increased risk of violence. Humanitarian programmatic interventions often use the same models for armed conflict and natural disasters. Little is understood on how they may differ, and the bulk of the current evidence focuses on situations of armed conflict.

October 24, 2018 Webinar: Effects of Cash Transfers on Protection and Wellbeing Outcomes for Women and Children: New Evidence from UNICEF

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 presenters will touch on research and policy lessons as well as new research efforts in the areas of cash transfers, social protection and wellbeing outcomes in development and humanitarian settings.

November 2, 2017 Webinar: The Central American Youth Refugee Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Challenges in the Trump Era

Eric Hershberg and Dennis Stinchcomb, of American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS); Director of the American University Washington College of Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic, Law Professor Jayesh Rathod; and Law Professor Elissa Steglich of University of Texas Law School hosted a webinar presenting key topics regarding the mass exodus of unaccompanied children and families from Central America.

June 15, 2017 Webinar: “Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt”: Considerations for Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Emergencies

Pia Vraalsen, an associate at Child Frontiers, and Mark Canavera, associate director of the CPC Learning Network, hosted a webinar presenting key learning and considerations for practitioners who want to think about what “child protection systems strengthening” might mean for those working in humanitarian settings.

June 9, 2017 Webinar: Measuring Separation in Emergencies – Piloting Innovative Methods in Humanitarian Settings

CPC Learning Network’s Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane hosted a webinar discussing the Measuring Separation in Emergencies (MSiE) project on Friday, June 9th, 2017. The presenters shared an overview of the project, findings along with lessons learned from the field, and recommendations for next steps in the development of tools and methods.

May 11, 2017 Webinar: 2nd Webinar on the Initiative on Child Rights in the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on safe, orderly, and regular Migration

During this webinar on Thursday, May 11th, at 10am EDT, the second in the series of webinars organized by the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts, two experts Mike Dottridge and Professor Jacqueline Bhabha outlined their current work on one of the key outputs of the initiative: a working document entitled “Child Rights in the Global Compact”. This report will lay out goals, targets and indicators – reflecting and building on the goals and targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – through which key commitments to child rights outlined in the New York Declaration can be operationalized across both global compacts.

April 5, 2017 Webinar: Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program: Reflections from Zambia

Principle Investigator for the Population Council, Dr. Karen Austrian, and Senior Associate, Dr. Paul Hewett, hosted a webinar on their reflections of the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) implemented in Zambia on Wednesday, April 5, at 10am EDT. The presenters shared an overview of the program and research initiative, findings from the latest round of data collection, and lessons learned.

March 22, 2017 Webinar: Initiative on Child Rights in the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on safe, orderly, and regular Migration

During this webinar, Save the Children’s Daniela Reale and Terres des Hommes’ Ignacio Packer provided an update on the Initiative and its work to date with a view of exploring how its work can be catalytic to a broader action for the support of children’s rights in the upcoming national, regional and global processes. IOM’s Director of Migration Policy and Research Department, Michele Klein Solomon provided an update on the process of development of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and UNHCR Ellen Hansen, Senior Policy Advisor, outlined the progress to date on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.

October 13, 2016 Webinar: Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts

The webinar featured Laura Rawlings and Jeffery Tanner from the World Bank discussing “Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts”.

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, 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).

April 29, 2016 Webinar: What is the potential for interventions designed to prevent violence against women to reduce children’s exposure to violence? Findings from the SASA! study, Kampala Uganda

Dr. Nambusi Kyegombe presented on her research exploring the co-occurrence of Intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment in households. This session explored the extent to which interventions to prevent violence against women may impact children’s exposure to violence.

April 26, 2016 Webinar: Attacks on Education

CPC Learning Network Founding Director, Dr. Neil Boothby, and CPC Senior Research Associate, Cyril Bennouna, hosted a webinar on monitoring attacks on education in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Executive Director of the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, Eva Smets, responded with ways this information may be used in the future along with possible future directions.

April 15, 2016 Webinar: Good School Toolkit for Reducing Physical Violence in Uganda

Dr. Karen Devries and Dipak Naker presented their findings of an evaluation of the Good School Toolkit—a complex behavioural intervention designed by the Ugandan not-for-profit organisation Raising Voices— and discussed how the intervention could reduce physical violence from school staff to Ugandan primary school children.

March 30, 2016 Webinar: Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts

The webinar featured Laura Rawlings and Jeffery Tanner from the World Bank discussing “Sustaining Early Childhood Development Impacts”.

February 26, 2016: Exploring Transitional Justice Through the Eyes of Young People: Reflections from Uganda

The webinar will feature Dr. Cheryl Heykoop of the IICRD and Virginie Ladisch, Head of the Children and Youth Program of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

September 24, 2015: Measuring Separation in Emergencies

Presenters: Beth Rubinstein, senior research associate at the CPC Learning Network, and Eva Noble, former graduate research assistant at the CPC Learning Network, with comments from respondent Yvonne Agengo, a child protection emergency response personnel at Save the Children UK.

July 28, 2015: Making the Invisible Visible: Counting Children on the Streets in Malawi

Presenters: Joanna Wakia, Monitoring and Research Advisor at Retrak, Charles Gwengwe, Executive Director at Chisomo Children’s Club, and Mr. McKnight Kalanda, Director of Child Affairs in the Malawi Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability, and Social Welfare

January 30, 2015: Engaging Most Vulnerable Children in Community-Based Child Protection System Strengthening

Presenters: Mike Wessells, Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Philip Cook, Director, IICRD

December 10, 2014: Integrating Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention

Presenter: Dr. Cassie Landers, Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

October 15, 2014: Change That Counts – Results from a Community Driven Intervention To Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone

Presenter: Lindsay Stark, Director of the CPC Learning Network
Respondent: Sarah Lilley, Deputy Head of Child Protection, Save the Children UK

April 23, 2014: We Don’t Report Because That’s a Family Affair

Presenters: Mike Wessells, Kathleen Kostelny and Ken Ondoro

April 10, 2014: Three Years of CPRA: Lessons from the Field

Presenter: Hani Mansourian, Research Associate, CPC Learning Network

March 17, 2014: Research on a Shoestring

Presenters: Dr. Lucie Cluver, Associate Professor, Oxford University; and Dr. Monica Ruis-Casarez, Assistant Professor, McGill University

February 12, 2014: Participatory Action Research with Vulnerable Children and Youth

Presenter: Amy Ritterbusch, Assistant Professor, University of Los Andes, Colombia

December 11, 2013: SCORE Uganda Assessment Webinar

Presenter: Massimo Lowicki-Zucca, chief of party for AVSI’s SCORE project,
Respondents: Jason Wolfe, USAID and Timothy Opobo, CPC Uganda PLG Coordinator

October 1, 2013: Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Protracted Refugee Settings

Presenter: Mark Canavera, Associate Director, CPC Learning Network
Respondent: Alfred Stuart Mutiti, Child Protection and Psychosocial Specialist, UNICEF South Sudan

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