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International Step by Step Association 4 Oct 2017
Ghent, Belgium

The focus of ISSA's three-day 2017 Conference: Local Responses, Global Advances: Towards Competent Early Childhood Systems will examine how the speed of change in today’s world requires substantial shifts in the ways early childhood systems are designed, equipped, governed, financed and supported. The 2017 ISSA Conference will unite the knowledge and practice of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, parents and NGOs from around the world to explore early childhood themes through insightful discussions and interactive sessions, while sharing their wisdom and solutions.

ISPCAN1 Oct 2017

ISPCAN is hosting its 15th annual European Regional Conference in the Netherlands 1-4 October, 2017.

Dawn Foster - The Guardian 21 Sep 2017

Negative headlines about children in foster care and those who care for them are only further victimizing already vulnerable children. 

MEASURE Evaluation & USAID15 Sep 2017

This infographic provides a historical timeline of the alternative care reform process in Moldova, marking key achievements in the establishment of policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs to improve the quality of care and protection for children without adequate family care. 

Adam Forrest - Adam Forrest14 Sep 2017

New research indicates that almost half of England’s 26,340 care leavers are suffering from at least one mental health issue, and 65% of them are not getting help from the government. 

University of Leiden14 Sep 2017

In this seminar, Dr. Kristen Cheney will explain the concept of the orphan industrial complex: how it works and what its consequences are for children, families, and child protection systems.

Raquel Barroso, Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, and Vanessa Coelho - Child & Family Social Work13 Sep 2017

This study investigated Portuguese adolescent adoptees' perceptions of their attachment relationships with their adopted parents compared to adolescents living with biological parents and adolescents living in residential care. 

Levi van Dam et al. - British Journal of Social Work 12 Sep 2017

This study evaluates the Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) program, which allows youth with complex needs to nominate a mentor from their own social network to collaborate with care professionals and their families as an alternative to out-of-home placement.  

Ben Robinson & Michael Buchanan - BBC News10 Sep 2017

A mass grave, where hundreds of former child residents of a child care institution are believed to be buried, has been uncovered in Lanarkshire, southern Scotland. 

Sonya Troller-Renfree, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox - Child Development Perspectives7 Sep 2017

This article utilizes data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project to examine the neural indices of cognitive control and visual attention biases in children who have been institutionalized in order to understand how they influence the emergence of psychopathology in children with experience in institutional care.