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Published July 18, 2013 2:31 PM

This conference - the seventh after Amsterdam (1998), Washington (2001), London (2004), Vienna (2007), Bangalore (2010) and Poland (2011) offers a world-wide platform dealing with health problems of children caused by important environmental influences.The conference will take place on 20-22 November, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Abstract deadline: 1  August 2013.

Published July 11, 2013 1:15 PM

The latest issue of the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) newsletter highlights efforts that are underway to better support the work of African ECD Scholars. It provides a brief update of the ECD Scholars Workshop held in Johannesburg in February as well as other reports of advancing ECD research in Africa.

Published July 8, 2013 6:14 PM

Call for Abstracts for a special issue of Children, Youth and Environments on Greening Early Childhood Education. The purpose of this special issue is to explore settings that provide nature experiences for young children, with attention to the effect that these initiatives have on the holistic development and environmental awareness of the children involved, their teachers, and staff. Abstract deadline: July 20, 2013

Published July 8, 2013 4:44 PM

The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is pleased to announce the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The conference theme is Making Meaningful Connections.  We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference. Submission Deadline: August 5 2013. Time and place: Apr 29, 2014 - May 2, 2014, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, USA

Published July 8, 2013 1:02 PM

To mark its 10th anniversary, Child Helpline International is organising a Global Policy Dialogue at the United Nations in New York and five regional Policy Dialogues and Regional Consultations across the world. A global data publication and five regional data publications will be released at these events.

Published July 5, 2013 6:57 PM

This briefing paper provides a review of published articles and reports on child death review mechanisms internationally. By Shanaaz Mathews, (Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town) Naeemah Abrahams (Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council) and Lorna J Martin (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Cape Town)

Published July 3, 2013 4:23 PM

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior. 

Published July 2, 2013 3:44 PM

Between July 2012 and March 2013, members of Family for Every Child consulted with children living in seven different countries. This report summarises the main findings that emerged from these consultations and incorporates the views of almost 600 children between the ages of 8 and 17 in Brazil, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Malawi and Russia. Author:Gillian Mann

Published July 2, 2013 3:30 PM

This systematic review,co-registered within both the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations, summarizes the evidence from empirical studies comparing the effectiveness of interventions that have been established to promote inclusion and reintegration, and to reduce harm, in street-connected children and young people (0 to 24 years old) who work and/or live on the streets worldwide.

Published July 2, 2013 2:41 PM

Retrak is an organization that works with street children in Africa. This report offers an evaluation of the impact of Retrak's programs in Ethiopia and Uganda in its pilot period (2011 and 2012) and the progress of the children involved in the programs, using the Child Status Index (CSI) as a measurement of child wellbeing and a tool for tracking children’s progress as they transition from the street to family homes. Authors: Su Corcoran and Joanna Wakia

Published July 1, 2013 4:21 PM

Global Studies of Childhood (GSC) is a peer-reviewed, internationally focused, online research journal. The journal provides an opportunity for researchers, university and college students and professionals who are interested in issues associated with childhood in education, family, and community contexts from a global perspective to present, share and discuss their work. Check out the latest volume: Volume 3 Number 2 2013

Published July 1, 2013 4:10 PM

The Lancet has long been a champion of global health research and the new online only journal follows this tradition by publishing high-quality original research, commentary, correspondence and blogs with direct relevance to practitioners and communities in low- and middle-income countries.

Published June 28, 2013 6:08 PM

Recent paper entitled, “Children, Adolescents and Intra-Urban Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” by Diego Born, Victoria Colamarco, Enrique Delamonica, and Alberto Minujin is now available online in preparation of several issues that will be discussed at the July 3-4 seminar "Urban Inequalities in Childhood and Adolescence: Urban Social and Political Rights”.

Published June 28, 2013 5:53 PM

On the one year anniversary of  the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference, UNICEF is releasing Sustainable development starts and ends with safe, healthy and well-educated children to help make the case that investments in the health, growth and safety of children should be placed at the heart of the world’s post-2015 approach to achieving a sustainable world of progress for all.

Published June 28, 2013 4:32 PM

Join The Berard Van Leer Foundation for the first Early Childhood Matters webinar on early learning among 0-3 age group. This webinar will feature brief presentations and Q&A opportunities with three authors of articles in this Early Childhood Matters: Joan Lombardi, Orazio Attanasio and Chiara Servili.

Published June 28, 2013 3:34 PM

Discussion Paper Series 09/13 from the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CREAM). Authors: Jaap Dronkers (Maastricht University) and Matthijs Kalmijn (University of Amsterdam). This paper addresses both the occurrence of single-motherhood among migrant mothers in OECD countries and the effect of living in a single-mother family on the math scores of 15-year old migrant pupils in OECD countries

Published June 18, 2013 11:42 AM

The goal of the European Evaluation Society is to stimulate and promote theory, practice, and utilization of high quality evaluation especially, but not exclusively, within Europe. This goal is obtained by bringing together academics and practitioners from all over Europe and from different professional sectors, thus creating a forum where all participants can benefit from the co-operation and bridge building opportunities of the EES.

Published June 18, 2013 11:14 AM

This project aims to bring together a range of disciplines – child care professionals, historians, archivists, sociologists, information technologists – alongside care leavers, to explore and understand the barriers and issues in tracing information and accessing records. These workshops will identify the practical, technical, policy and legislative issues which need to be addressed.