Forthcoming launch of The Lancet Global Health publishing high-quality, locally relevant research, commentary, and correspondence on the following subjects as they pertain to low- and middle-income countries: reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health; adolescent health; infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health; the global health workforce; health systems; public health; and health policy.
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The Second Annual Latin-American Colloquium on Security Policies and Human Rights: Focusing on Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence, first organized in 2011, was held this year by Equity for Children Latin America on the 21st and 22nd of March.
This editorial is dedicated to the issue of the waiting period in the adoption process as well as the experience of an AAB accompanying the adoptive families in this context.
This paper, by Rozana Himaz, investigates whether the death of a parent during middle childhood (ages 7–8 to 11–12) has different effects on a child's schooling and psychosocial outcomes when compared with death during adolescence (ages 11–12 to 14–15) in Ethiopia.
The paper assesses the available evidence on the potential effects of social transfers on child protection outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: the negative outcomes or damaging exposure of children to violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect, and improved outcomes or a reduction in exposure to these phenomena.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) of India requires one-third of the beneficiaries to be women, and equal wages to be paid to female and male participants. Young Lives studies its impact on children’s educational attainment via women’s increased access to labour-market opportunities.
This report brings together two important policy debates at EU level: Roma inclusion and child poverty & well-being. This report marked International Roma Day - 8 April 2013.
Eurochild has produced an assessment document to the European Commission Recommendation on child poverty, entitled "Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage", which was adopted on 20 February 2013 as part of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion (SIP).
Written by Janet Moyles this information sheet explores what is play and its importance to and for children’s development in the early years (birth to seven years old). It also explores the importance of adult roles, advocacy and the child’s right to play
Childhoods, Real and Imagined: Volume 1, An Introduction to Critical Realism and Childhood Studies by Priscilla Alderson, (Routledge, May 2013, £24.99). This new book sets out twelve basic ideas in critical realism to show how they can increase our research understanding of children’s lives.
Time and place: May 20, 2013 05:00 PM, Elvin Hall, 20 Bedford Way
This new study from the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre, an independent research center with funding from the United Kingdom Department for Education, identifies which family stress factors and parental behaviors are associated with positive and negative outcomes for children at the age of 7 and whether stressful life events experienced in childhood are associated with negative outcomes in adolescence
Calling for paper submissions for a future special issue, publication in December 2013, of Therapeutic Communities . Guest-edited by John Diamond, Mulberry Bush Organisation, UK. Papers are invited that demonstrate or debate the human experience of delivering therapeutic interventions with children and young people. Deadline 20th December 2013
The NZ–UK Link Foundation, in conjunction with the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce Professor Anne Smith as the recipient of the 2013 Visiting Professorship. Professor Smith will be based at the School of Advanced Study between April and June 2013 and give a public lecture series on children's rights with special emphasis on the links between research on children's issues and government policy.
The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS is sponsoring a special issue of AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society, on the theme of Children Born into Families Affected by HIV for release at the 20th International AIDS Conference from 25 July 2014 in Melbourne.
The Childwatch International key member Norwegian Social Research - NOVA, has put together a five year long Research Group "Contested childhoods and multiple crises" with the IMISCOE research network. The group has been initiated and co-ordinated by NOVA.
Childwatch is proud to announce that this year's Norwegian Psychology Prize has been awarded to Elisabeth Backe-Hansen at NOVA - Norwegian Social Research. NOVA is a central Key Institution for Childwatch International.
New research shows that some of the poorest developing countries are showing the greatest political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition
On September 16-20, 2013 in Norrköping, Sweden, a conference entitled, "Family Life in the Age of Migration and Mobility" Theory, Policy and Practice" will take place at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping.This conference will explore contemporary family life through the lenses of mobilty and migration.
Calls for abstracts deadline: 1st June 2013 .
Speech by Lisa Jordan – Executive Director Bernard van Leer Foundation – given on April 16th 2013 in Brazil at the opening of The First International Seminar of the Parliamentary Front for Early Childhood on Building a Legal Framework for Public Policies on Early Childhood .
The event aims to promote a wider understanding at EU level of what family and parenting support is, what is really needed to support parenting, what are the lessons learned in this field and see possible ways to put those lessons into practice. The event will also address the issue of children falling behind very early in life and agree some key shared objectives.
Date: Tuesday 7th May 2013 , 14:00 – 17:00
Location: European Commission, Charlemagne Building (ROOM MANS), rue de la Loi 170, Brussels (Belgium)
The University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), the International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE), the University of Teacher Education Valais (HEP-VS), and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Valais, in close collaboration with the Council of Europe, are organizing this 5th Sion International Conference.
European Seminar ‘Public policies supporting positive parenthood: new policy perspectives’.
Place: Florence, Istituto degli Innocenti
Date: 23 May 2012
Child Maltreatment, the journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, is preparing a special issue on developmental outcomes and service delivery during emerging adulthood.
The studentships are to fund Doctoral research in any of BWPI’s core themes: Poverty and Social Protection; Global Poverty Reduction—Institutions and Policy; Working out of Poverty; and Urban Poverty, Conflict and Climate Change. The studentships will be available from September 2013. Closing date: Friday 17 May 2013