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.

BCN Newsletter: August-September 2018

Better Care Network

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.

BCN Newsletter: June-July 2018

Better Care Network

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.

BCN Newsletter March & April 2018: Special Joint Issue on the Role of the Social Service Workforce in Children's Care

Better Care Network & Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

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.

BCN Newsletter: January 2018

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on mental health and psychosocial implications for children who are separated from their families and/or in care, including two studies linked to the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. 

BCN Newsletter: November 2017

Better Care Network

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.

BCN Newsletter: July-October 2017

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN Newsletter focuses on violence against children as it relates to children's care. In this issue, BCN's latest discussion paper on violence and care is introduced. 

BCN Newsletter: March-June 2017

Better Care Network, Lumos & SOS Children's Villages

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.