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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.
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.
This new book has been published by Vacha Charitable Trust and written by Saumya Uma at the Vacha Resource Center for Women and Girls in Mumbai, India.The book critically examines laws, policies and international conventions as they affect girls in India.
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
The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (CB-OCAN) is sponsoring a series of four free webcasts to provide active learning opportunities between the 18th and the 19th National Conferences on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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
Crop (The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) has highlighted that many of the proposals that have been made for SDGs are related to poverty eradication – and are compiled is a list that CROP has published here:
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.
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)
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.
Child Helpline International released its latest report “Voices of Young Europe” on June 26 at the European Parliament. The report comprises analysis of nearly 58 million contacts made with child helplines in Europe during the past 10 years.
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
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.
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
The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study is a unique longitudinal study that has been following a population of children in care in Northern Ireland. This study is a longitudinal study, which began in 2000 by the Institute of Child Care Research at Queens University Belfast.
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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
8ª Conferencia Internacional Latinoamericana de ISPCAN sobre Maltrato y Abuso Sexual Infantil - 8th ISPCAN Latin American International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Abstract submission is now open! Deadline: June 30. English, Spanish & Portuguese accepted.
The EES 2014 Biennial Conference will take place in Dublin from 1 to 3 October 2014 in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland. Its theme ( “Evaluation for an Equitable Society") encompasses key evaluation principles Independence, Partnership and Participation.
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.
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.