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Are you interested in children's everyday lives and in childhood as a social and cultural phenomenon? Would you like to know about children's lives in different parts of the world? What about the changing conditions of childhood in the era of globalisation? If so, the international master's programme in Childhood Studies might be perfect for you.
Application deadline for international applicants: 1 December 2012.
Application deadline for Norwegian/Nordic applicants: 15 April 2013.
Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences: The state of the social sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Live transmission of the conference and past videos available online: http://www.equidadparalainfancia.org/home
Indicators, the newsletter of ISCI, provides information on child indicators to an international audience of researchers, advocates, policymakers, and the media. This issue includes news on the latest news on the 2013 Conference - Child Indicators in a Globalized World, news from the field, workshops and projects, research reports, and other publications and the latest trends in child indicators.
Sebastián J. Lipina and Michael I. Posner argue that a child ’s reaction to stress is an important factor in success in school and our understanding of the stress reaction may also guide us in analyzing other brain systems more directly involved in schooling.
In the coastal province of Quang Binh, young people have made a video on climate change-induced challenges faced by their local communities. The film project – funded by Norway in partnership with UNICEF and Vietnam’s Youth Union – aims at giving voice to young people as agents of change in one of the countries hardest hit by impacts of climate change.
May 13-15, 2013, Bergen, Norway organised by CROP, Department of Health Promotion & Development (HEMIL), and UiB Global.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSALS: DECEMBER 17, 2012
*Accepted under the "Addressing Inequalities" Global Thematic Consultation - Call for Proposals for Background Papers, Oct 2012*
by Christian Morabito, UNDP Mauritius and Ghent University and Prof. Michel Vandenbroeck, Dep. of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University
African Journal of AIDS Research - Special Issue, Volume 11 Issue 3 which looks at the coping strategies and resilience of children in Africa.
Published by Routledge and co-published with NISC
Edited by Frm. Usha Nayar.
Published by SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Release date: January 2013
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund is pleased to announce its 2nd call for proposals to support rigorous evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing all forms of violence against children in low- and middle-income countries.
Deadline for submission: December 17th 2012
Reviewed in this edition of What’s New in Research?
-PEPFAR’s support for orphans and vulnerable children: some beneficial effects, but too little data, and programs spread thin - Mental health and resilience in HIV/AIDS-affected children: A review of the literature and recommendations for future research - Comparative analysis of health care expenditures and presence of mental health conditions of HIV-affected versus non-HIV-affected children - Asset ownership among household caring for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe: The influence of ownership on children’s health and social vulnerabilities - Examining dimensions of vulnerability among children in Uganda - Progress, challenges and new opportunities for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Main Theme: Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.
Date: May 29 – 31, 2013.
Venue: Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Korea.
Contact information: ISCI Conference Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea
Abstract Submission: November 30, 2012
The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) released the 2012 Child Welfare Report presenting recommendations to the government on child welfare priorities. These priorities have come out of in-depth discussion with the child welfare field, community partners, government officials, and families and youth working with Children’s Aid.
The recently published literature review from the CP MERG Technical Working Group (TWG) on Data Collection on Violence against Children (VAC) aims to capture current thinking on ethical issues and provide empirical support to guide recommendations for ethical research practice and decision-making in collecting data on VAC. The review examines documentation, including both published and ‘grey’ literature that is of specific relevance to research ethics in collecting data on VAC.
Latest News and Updates in Child Protection - Monitoring and Evaluation, including the latest publications. Download Issue 5 Newsletter for October 2012.
The aim of the publication is to provide children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards these commitments from their own point of view. It documents the perspective of children from seven Asia countries on how disasters and climate change affects their lives and their rights. The report also supports the implementation of the Children's Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The links between climate change and disasters in South Asia, such as flooding in Pakistan or cyclones in Bangladesh, are increasingly evident. However, there is little recognition of the potentially life-long impact of climate change and related disasters on the wellbeing of the region’s children. In a region that accounts for more than one quarter of the world’s children, with 614 million children under 18, girls and boys must receive greater priority in measures to respond to disasters and in disaster risk reduction planning.
Overseas Development Institute published this project briefing. This and other ODI Project Briefings are available from www.odi.org.uk
A range of experts confront the most compelling issues around the social drivers of HIV, prevention, social protection and gender, explaining why addressing them is now critical for achieving a generation free from HIV and AIDS. Watch the debate and read the commentaries of those answering the question. In the studio are: Joy Phumaphi, former Minister of Health, Botswana, Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UN Children’s Fund, Attapon Ed Ngoksin, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, and John Santelli, Professor, Columbia University.
Representatives of MERCOSUR, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Government of the Dominican Republic, alongside the Latin America and the Caribbean Movement for Children (MMI LAC) gathered in New York in an event organized with the SRSG on Violence against Children on protection of children from violence. The event was sponsored by the Governments of Brazil, Uruguay, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic and also counted on the participation of three young representatives of the Children's led organizations involved on the process of follow up to the UN Study in the Latin America region
Seminar "Youth and Rights" - "Juventud y Derechos : Hacia un modelo integral de acompañamiento para el egreso de instituciones” presents a compilation of the presentations from the 29th March 2012 Seminar at Flacso, Argentina.
David Howe’s new book examines what empathy is, why we have it and how it develops. He explores the important part empathy plays in child development and therapeutic work as well as its significance for how society organises itself.
This cross-disciplinary text is suitable for students, trainees and practitioners in the fields of Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as students of Social Work, Psychology, Childhood Studies, Nursing, Youth Work and Teaching.
The ESPANET Association and the IMPALLA (The International Master of Science in Social Policy Analysis) Programme organize in Luxembourg, a conference entitled “Building blocks for an inclusive society: empirical evidence from social policy research”,
Deadline for submission of papers: 16 November 2012
Place: Hotel Novotel-Kirchberg Luxembourg (G.D. of Luxembourg)
Date: 18- 20 April 2013
The economic, political, and social challenges facing the United States demand literacy skills that go well beyond the ability to recognize words and decode text. To attain adult success today young Americans must be able to use reading to gain access to the world of knowledge, to synthesize information from multiple sources, to evaluate arguments, and to explore in depth fields as disparate as history, science, and mathematics. To complicate the challenge, schools must not only better prepare students for these demands but also reduce sharp disparities in literacy outcomes between disadvantaged and privileged children. Low literacy levels among children from less advantaged families dramatically reduce the potential for upward mobility.
The book is about 93 young New Zealanders who grew up during the economic and social reforms of the 1980s and 1990s (often referred to as Rogernomics). Participants were interviewed in their final year of high school and again 12–18 months later. The book’s focus is the identity work of these young people. The book connects the stories of young people with the wider social and economic story of NZ during the last three decades. Young people’s own voices are woven together with theoretical analysis to show how participants worked and re-worked the possibilities, opportunities and constraints of their times.
As the world came together to commemorate the first International Day of the Girl Child, the Special Representative on Violence against Children, the Government of Angola and Plan International co-organized an interactive panel discussion on protecting children from harmful practices in plural legal systems, where national legislation is in place alongside customary and religious laws.