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Childwatch International Newsletter: May 2013 Issue

The Childwatch International Research Network disseminates every month an online newsletter with the latest news on child research; publications, news, conferences, events, including the latest news from our Key Institutions. 

Childwatch International links local, regional and national research efforts to an international research based knowledge, practice and policy on children’s issues. If you have any information regarding child research you would like added to our newsletter, please send us an email: with the subject: Newsletter item.

Items of Interest:

New Research Projects, Guides and Tools:


Calls for Abstracts/Papers/Proposals:

  • Call for papers: Children born into families affected by HIV. 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.Deadline: 20th December 2013 Read more...


  • Book Launch: Childhoods, Real and Imagined. 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 Read more...
  • The NZ–UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture. 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. Read more...
  • Eurochild & UNESCO Policy Round Table on Family and Parenting Support. 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). Read more...



  • Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature New book by authors Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite from Equity for Children. Urban Poverty in the Global South: Scale and Nature fills the gap for a much needed systematic overview of the historical and contemporary state of urban poverty in the Global South. Read more...

Research Reports:

  • New study: Family stressors and children’s outcomes.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.Read more...

Journals and Bulletins:

  • New Information Sheet: Play and the Early Years. 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. Read more...

Working Papers:

Academic Articles:



Links to the latest newsletters on child research:

Developments: Newsletter of the Society for Research in Child Development -April 2013 (Volume 56, Number 2)

Global Immunization Newsletter -World Health Organisation - Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination progress as of end February 2013  - March 2013

Healthy Environments for Children Alliance listserv - WHO - February 2013

Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network - April Bulletin

International Bureau for Children's Rights: Newsletter on Children’s Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

International Bureau for Children's Rights: The Forum on Children in Armed Conflict Newsletter

International Bureau for Children's Rights: The Middle East and North Africa Newsletter

International Social Service ISS - Monthly Review- N° 171- April. The Waiting: A recurrent issue in adoption, and more...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.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) E-Blast WHO - February 2013

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