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The course examines how children’s social environments at different levels, such as the family, community and societal levels, influence children’s adversity, development and resilience. Course participants will engage in critical thought about current international child protection practice and how to strengthen it. The course will invite participants to identify opportunities for using the learning from science and practice, to enrich current child protection approaches in humanitarian settings.
Measuring Child Protection Outcomes in Senegal: A population-based survey in Kolda and Pikine Departments
This report presents the results of a population-based survey on child protection and well-being carried out between April and August 2016 in two departments of Senegal: Kolda and Pikine. The objective of this research was to develop and pilot a rigorous, population-based survey to monitor the performance and effectiveness of the child protection system at a decentralized level.
Ethical considerations for children’s participation in data collection activities during humanitarian emergencies: A Delphi review
A Delphi review by Cyril Bennouna, Hani Mansourian, and CPC director Lindsay Stark, sought to identify expert consensus on whether and how children participate in emergency-related data collection activities.
The movement of children is inevitable as they or their families seek social, educational, and economic opportunities, safety, or a fresh start. Looking at these children as a group allows the collection of data and the creation of strategies to address their needs and vulnerabilities in their places of origin, while in transit, and at their destinations.
The Social Service Workforce as Related to Child Protection in Southeast Europe: A Regional Overview
A report by CPC faculty affiliate Bree Akesson was published by the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe; the report provides a summary and regional overview of the social service workforce in that region. This study aimed to lay out the legislative and infrastuctural framework, to consider educational and professional development opportunities, and to explore how these training opportunities are aligned or misaligned with the realities of social service practice.
“Adapting to learn, learning to adapt”: Overview of and considerations for child protection systems strengthening in emergencies
This paper is a Child Frontiers product on behalf of the Child Protection Working Group’s Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force. 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.
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.
The National Guidelines for Village Child Development Committees - Promoting Children's Rights Together, was a publication by the Department of Probation and Child Care Services (DPCCS), Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MWCF), Save the Children International, UNICEF, World Vision, and Plan International.
Violence Against Children in a Humanitarian Settings: A Literature Review of Population-Based Approaches
CPC Learning Network director Lindsay Stark and Debbie Landis conducted a review of 22 prevalence studies of violence against children in humanitarian contexts to examine population-based approaches measuring violence against children.
Research is underway in the DRC and Somalia to examine various methodologies used to monitor attacks on education in these conflict affected countries, measures to protect schools and their personnel, and ways to increase national capacity to monitor this violation of attacks on schools.