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

722 West 168th St., New York, NY, 10032

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.
  • We seek to collectively identify key knowledge gaps that would prove to be fertile ground for future learning and discuss ways of collaborating into the future to continue to fill these knowledge gaps.
  • The gathering will provide a forum for both sharing the most up-to-date research on international child protection and family welfare and reflecting collectively on navigating potential paths forward in our field

Participants: The gathering will bring together representatives of the CPC Learning Network’s secretariat, advisory board, Program Learning Groups (PLGs), and task force leaders as well as representatives of affiliated institutions, organizations, individuals, and networks.

If you are unable to join us in person, we are pleased to announce that most of the sessions will be livestreamed for our global partners to watch from wherever they are in the world!


Day 1–Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (Livestream link: http://livestream.com/accounts/7100374/events/5568202)

NB All listed times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

8:30 – 10:30am EDT Welcome / Overview
Room: 8th floor auditorium
A Decade of Learning: Evolving Methods for an Expanding Field

11:00am – 12:30pm EDT The Latest Learning About Preventing and Reducing Violence
Room: 8th floor auditorium
Moderator: Rebecca Gordon, Senior Program Advisor, Together for Girls

2:30 – 3:45pm EDT New Learning about Protecting and Caring for Children in Humanitarian and Refugee Settings
Room: Hess Commons
Moderator: Dale Buscher, Senior Program Director, Women’s Refugee Commission

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT Parallel Sessions
Working with Adolescent Girls and Young Women
Room: Conference Room 440
Moderator: Mendy Marsh, Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, UNICEF

Measuring the Quality of Early Childhood Development Services: Findings from Colombia
Room: Hess Commons
Moderator: Helena Duch, Professor, Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Day 2–Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (Livestream link: http://livestream.com/accounts/7100374/events/5568241)

NB All listed times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

8:30am – 10:00am EDT Community-Based and Community-Driven Efforts: Strengths-Based Approaches to Building upon Local Knowledge
Room: Hess Commons
Moderator: Bill Forbes, Director of Child Protection for World Vision International

10:30am – 12:15pm EDT Strengthening Data Systems to Measure Population-Level Impacts
Room: Hess Commons
Moderator: Hani Mansourian, CPC Research Associate

1:45pm – 2:45pm EDT Parallel Sessions
New learning on livelihoods and child well-being outcomes
Room: Hess Commons
Moderator: Josh Chaffin, Coordinator, Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Task Force

A Country in Focus: Indonesia
Room: Conference Room 440
Moderator: Santi Kusumaningrum, Co-Director of Pusat Kajian Perlindungan Anak (PUSKAPA), Center on Child Protection, University of Indonesia

3:00 – 4:30pm EDT Investing in Children
Room: Hess Commons
Gillian Huebner: “Beyond Survival”

  • Neil Boothby, Founding Director, CPC Learning Network
  • Fassil Mariam, Fund Director for the East Africa Children’s Fund
  • Sarah Stevenson, COO for the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
  • Jennifer Groves, Child Protection Advisor/ Global Health Fellow, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)

4:30 – 5:00pm Future Orientations for Learning

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