Webpages tagged with «Early childhood»
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD) is a global inter-agency consortium with strong links to regional networks and a track record of advocacy and knowledge generation and dissemination at an international level.
Established in 1985, Chapin Hall is an independent policy research center at the University of Chicago that builds knowledge to improve policies and programs for children and youth, families and their communities. Our multidisciplinary research focuses on children and adolescents and devotes special attention to those experiencing significant problems, such as maltreatment, poverty, delinquency, and mental illness.
The Research Center for Children and Families (CENDIF) has as its main objective the study of children, youth and their families, as well as various aspects of human development. An important feature of his work is the development and dissemination of alternative practices to expand and improve programs and services in the areas of education, health and development of the poorest sectors of society. Cendif gives importance to the production, monitoring and evaluation of intervention programs and maintains a very close relationship with the public sector and professionals involved in education and health.
Undertakes and promotes policy analysis and research into all aspects of children's rights and well-being; provides a forum for international professional exchanges; advocates and disseminates ideas and results of research; the Centre contributes to the intellectual leadership of UNICEF and supports organization-wide policies and actions for the implementation of the Millennium Development Agenda and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Keyatta University (KU) takes pride in the fact that it is home to some of the world's top scholars, researchers and educationists. KU is especially renowned for the high standards of the Education Department, its flagship department since inception. This is evidenced by the institution's ISO certification, in addition to being declared the top performing parastatal and university in Kenya in 2008.
The department is currently offering bachalor and master degree in social policy and social work The department's study programs focus on the following areas: Work with the family and high-risk children and teenagers, social work in the criminal justice system, social administration, psychosocial assistance and crisis intervention. The department's academic staff also include experts in the area of human rights, psychiatry, healthcare and work with refugees.
CINDE, is an educational research and development center, based in Colombia, with local, national and international projection. The Center's central focus is the creation of appropriate environments for the healthy physical and psychosocial development of young children.
The Children's Institute UCT seeks to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equality, realise the rights and improve the prospects of all children in South Africa. Established at UCT in 2001, the CI seeks to bring about positive change in the lives of children through a complex but carefully honed combination of social and legal research, multiple level evidence-based advocacy and public engagement, capacity-building, and a communications strategy designed to reach diverse audiences.
The aim of the centre is to provide higher education in Childhood Studies and to initiate and carry out research on the life worlds of children and childhood. An important task is to create comprehensive insights in and understanding of the conditions under which children live and of the basic premises of childhood in different social and cultural contexts.
The Children's Research Centre was established in 1995 and is a joint initiative of the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. The Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary, policy and practice-relevant research on issues concerning children and young people and the contexts within which they live their lives.
The Centre For Family Research has a worldwide reputation for innovative research that increases understanding of children, parents and family relationships with a focus in topics that are of relavance to public policy, health care and people's lives.
The Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life focuses on the ties between families and communities, at neighborhood to global level. We are particularly interested in the everyday experiences of children, youth, and adults in neighborhood institutions, such as schools, workplaces, religious organizations, civic groups, and courts. We seek to provide the knowledge necessary to enable these institutions to ensure respect for individual dignity, enhance "natural" social assistance, build a sense of community, promote civic participation, and foster family and neighborhood responsibility.
Mission: To promote legal, educational, social and policy changes on infancy, childhood and youth toward a more inclusive framework coherent with the CRC through participatory research, networking, educational training programs and information sharing through the use of TIC's.
The Caribbean Child Development Centre's (CCDC's) vision is to be the premiere Caribbean academic centre dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for our children. CCDC's mission is to provide support for holistic development for Caribbean children through collaborative research to inform policy and program development, information management and dissemination, training and public service and advocacy
The University of Otago Centre for Research on Children and Families aims to conduct and disseminate research of the highest international quality that promotes understanding of the underpinnings of well being among children and families. The Centre serves as an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and educators with basic and applied interests in advancing knowledge about children, families and the contexts within which they live. The Centre takes a research orientation to its work, with a practice and policy purpose to its output. It is currently involved in three Childwatch International study groups.
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute is the leading center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of social services and policies by developing and disseminating knowledge of social needs as well as of the effectiveness of policies and programs intended to meet those needs
The CCYP promotes the status of children and young people in research, policy and practice. It brings together four important strands: an interdisciplinary approach; a focus on research, education and advocacy for children and young people; an emphasis on cross-sectoral partnerships to promote evidence-based policy and practice and the inclusion and participation of children and young people.
The Faculty's primary research areas are aligned to strategic social policy within the transformation and development agenda of post apartheid South Africa. Many of the projects happen to be in the area of child welfare, many others are on researching children's own perceptions and life experiences. In addition to the research focus, theh Faculty provide post qualifying and continued professional development and training for a range of social service professionals, mainly in child welfare practice. The latter includes child welfare legislation, child protection and clinical work with children and families.