March 14-15, 2014 – Amity University, Delhi, National Capital Region (NCR) India
Focusing on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries (SAARC), the seminar will be an attempt to present good practices on standards of care and mental health, discuss mental health issues in institutionalised settings in the South Asian countries and launch an academic journal entitled “Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond” (ICEB).
The seminar hopes to bring together relevant audiences from South Asian countries, the administrators of institutions, civil society professionals, mental health workers, and volunteers working with institutionalised children to realise a more comprehensive approach to problems faced by children in need of care and protection.
To Register: http://udayancare.org/seminar-journal/mhs_home.html
As well as providing numerous panels, organizers are also calling for submissions to the journal, individuals to make a country assessment, poster presentation, or participating with the seminar. Interested individuals may contact: Dr. Kiran Modi, Founder Managing Trustee, Udayan Care/ Associate Editor of the Journal “Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond”, on +919810132736, Tel. 00 91 46548105/46548106, firstname.lastname@example.org or ICEB-Journal@udayancare.org
The International Social Work Conference held in Kampala on March 16th to 18th, 2014 will address the role of social workers in East Africa. The conference will discuss the social workers role in social development and poverty reduction; curriculum development; capacity building; and advocacy for the social work profession.
For more information please visit http://socialwork2014.org/
The Joint Council on International Children’s Services is hosting its 38th Annual Child Welfare Symposium to be held April 7, 2014 - April 9, 2014 at The Holiday Inn - Fisherman's WharfSan Francisco, CA. 2014's Symposium will include the following tracks:
Monday, April 7th
KEYNOTE: Does International Child Sponsorship Work? A Six-Country Study of Impacts with Dr. Bruce Wydick
Tackling Malnutrition in Institutions & Foster Care: Lessons from the Field in India & Haiti with Zeina Makhoul, PhD, RD
KEYNOTE: From Research to Programming and Beyond: How Worldwide Orphans used Leading Research to Improve the Lives of Children with Dr. Anthony Salandy
Family Strengthening in a Developing Country Context through Positive Parenting Trainingwith Caroline Bishop
Changing Course for Children: Exploring Buckner’s processes, outcomes and lessons learned of Foster Care development and systemization in Peru with Leslie Chace-Zielke and Margaret Elizabeth McKissack
Tuesday, April 8th
The Big and Small of it: Differing Views on Improving Program Performance through Monitoring and Evaluation with Monica Czapla (SPOON Foundation), Dr. Anthony Salandy (Worldwide Orphan Foundation), and Holta Trandafili (WorldVision)
Orphanage Volunteerism: Benefiting Orphans or Volunteers? with Meghan E Lopez, MSN, FNP-BC
KEYNOTE: Families, Not Orphanages with John Williamson
For more information, please use the following link: http://symposium.jointcouncil.org/
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) will be hosting a Global Summit on Childhood in April 2014. The goals of the summit are to provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue among the global community about the experience of childhood; explore the current state of childhood from international, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary perspectives; examine specific issues impacting the lives of children today; and consider best policies and practices to promote the opportunities that support a positive childhood experience and to address the challenges that threaten childhood.
For more information about registration, and a call for proposals, please visit: http://www.acei.org/programs-events/summit.html
The 19th USA National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, sponsored by the Children's Bureau Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), will be held April 29–May 2, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. The theme for the 2014 conference is "Making Meaningful Connections." Next year's conference also will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NCCAN19/
April 30, 2014 – Chicago, IL
The 2014 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Conference will unite top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the globe. Practitioners will gain exposure to incisive research and empirical data on key issues, innovations and best practices in the field.
CONFIRMED PRESENTERS include:
Dr. Anita Thomas, Loyola University of Chicago, Youth Aging Out of Alternative Care
Dr. Charles Nelson, Harvard University, What Works? A Comparison of Outcomes for Diverse Forms of OVC Care. (Title TBA) (Co-presenting with Dr. Whetten)
Dr. Charles Zeanah, Tulane University, Effects of Early Deprivation on Infant Mental Health and Attachment
Dr. David Ayuku, Moi University (Kenya), Comparison of Community-Based Care and Institutional Care (Co-presenting with Dr. Braitstein)
Dr. Jonathon Simon, Boston University, Empirical Outcomes of Faith-Based OVC Care Initiatives (Title TBA)
Dr. Julia Pryce, Loyola University of Chicago, Youth Aging Out of Alternative Care (Co-presenting with Dr. Thomas)
Dr. Kathryn Whetten, Duke University, What Works? A Comparison of Outcomes for Diverse Forms of OVC Care. (Title TBA) (Co-presenting with Dr. Nelson)
The theme is “Investing in Families – Creating Opportunities 4 Children”
The conference will explore how consolidated efforts of governmental and non-governmental sectors could provide professional support to families in order to preserve the family environment – essential to the harmonious development of a child. It will also look at the new opportunities it creates for the future of a child, community and society.
On this occasion, the Swiss foundation of the International social service will present the results of the project “Care Leavers Integration Program (CLIP)”, which consisted in developing and implementing national standards in Ukraine to facilitate the social and professional reintegration of youngsters.
The organisers of the conference have issued a call for papers.
Outline paper submission closes on January 31st, 2014
Early bird registration until January 31st, 2014.
For more information about the conference and to register, please visit: www.ifco2014.kiev.ua
May 23-24, 2014, the Center for the Human Rights of Children,
Loyola University Chicago, USA
The symposium Children and HIV: Start Early, Start Now–Integrated interventions for young children born into HIV-affected families will examine proactive, integrated approaches that focus on early childhood and HIV. The two-day symposium, jointly hosted by The Teresa Group, the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and local hosts Living Positive Victoria and Straight Arrows, will be held on July 18th and 19th, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. It will bring together hundreds of service providers, researchers, donors, advocates, and policy leaders from around the world, presenting on the topic of integrated interventions for young children (0-6) born into HIV affected families. Delegates will share information, explore data, and build consensus about best practices and advocacy for early interventions for children and families.
Please visit the main page to read more about the symposium, registration, scholarship applications, visa information, and the conference venue.
Click here to submit your abstract for presentation at the international symposium Children and HIV: Start Early, Start Now! - Integrated interventions for young children born into HIV-affected families, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, Australia on July 18th and 19st, 2014.
The theme is Stepping up the Pace. Online registration has opened and the conference organisers have issued a call for abstractsfor original contribution to the field in the following scientific tracks:
Abstracts may be submitted through a personal conference profile, until 6 February 2014 (23:59 CET).
For more information about the conference and to register, please visit:
All organisations have a responsibility to ensure that their work, staff and operations do not put children at risk of harm. Children are put at risk of sexual, emotional or physical abuse from the staff and associates of organisations, from projects and programmes, and other business operations e.g. the use of children in communications. Over the last ten years child safeguarding measures have been implemented in many parts of Africa through support provided by donors, International and National NGOs, UNICEF and national governments but challenges still remain.
This conference is being organised by leaders in the field: Keeping Children Safe, Plan International, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF Nigeria, USAID and War Child. Participation is sought from across Africa and from international experts.
For more information please contact Maryam Eshani: email@example.com