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.
The Global Conference on Children on the Move will provide a space for diverse stakeholders – including representatives from governments, civil society, multilateral institutions and the private sector – to discuss and advocate for a strong global strategy on protecting the rights of children on the move and other children affected by migration.
The SIRCC annual conference is the only dedicated residential child care conference in the UK. The residential child care sector and associated professions will explore how professionals can work together to provide a sense of family, care and support, while nurturing, comforting and providing a home within the boundaries of the residential child care system.
Charles A.Nelson, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital - Washington Post14 May 2017
A researcher studying Romanian children who were institutionalized as infants describes the impact of social deprivation on the developing brain and their similarities to children with autism. This article suggests understanding the autism features appearing in children who were socially deprived as invants may offer insight into autism more generally and hint at interventions to ease them.