Throughout the year, the BCN Secretariat disseminates alternative care publications, news, conferences, events and job postings via the email listserv announcement. The listserv membership has expanded from just over 300 participants in 2003 to over 4,400 in 2020. Nearly 400 non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, bi-lateral agencies, academic institutions, and foundations are represented.
This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights recent learning from deinstitutionalization and household economic strengthening projects in Uganda, studies on alternative care practices in Cambodia, and other relevant resources on children's care from around the world. It also features relevant news, events, videos, and job postings.
This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, including articles highlighting the impacts of the trauma of family separation, statements and recommendations issued by national and international organizations in response to the family separation policy, and other news and resources related to the separation of immigrant and refugee families.
This issue of the Better Care Network newsletter is published jointly with Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children, or 4Children, and focuses on family strengthening.
BCN Newsletter March & April 2018: Special Joint Issue on the Role of the Social Service Workforce in Children's Care
This special issue of the Better Care Network newsletter, published jointly with the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, highlights the Alliance's annual State of the Social Service Workforce Report, which focuses on the role of the social service workforce in addressing violence against children around the globe.
This special issue of the Better Care Network newsletter, published jointly with the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts, highlights the work of the Initiative to ensure the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees are child-focused and grounded on the rights of children.
In this joint edition of the Better Care Network newsletter, BCN and ReThink Orphanages highlight recent achievements in advocating for the inclusion of orphanage trafficking in Australia's Modern Slavery Act, along with resources relevant to orphanage trafficking and its recognition as a form of modern slavery.
This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on Refugee and Migrant Children, including several key resources from the Inter-agency Working Group on Unaccompanied and Separated Children and the Global Conference on Children on the Move. This issue also highlights other recent research, tools, briefs, news, events, job postings, and resources relevant to children's care.
This special issue of the BCN Newsletter, a joint collaboration with Lumos and SOS Children's Villages, focuses on the issues presented by the lack of accurate and reliable national data on children living outside of family care and highlights recent efforts dedicated to ensuring all children are counted.