Newsletter

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 4,242 in 2019. Nearly 400 non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, bi-lateral agencies, academic institutions, and foundations are represented.

BCN Newsletter March-April 2015

Better Care Network

In this edition of the newsletter, BCN highlights recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care. The thematic focus is children and disabilities, as it relates to the care of children.

BCN Newsletter February 2015

Better Care Network

In this edition of the newsletter, BCN highlights recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, with a focus on violence against children, particularly violence as it relates to alternative care.

BCN Newsletter January 2015: Better Volunteering, Better Care

Better Care Network

In this special edition of the newsletter, BCN highlights recent research, updates and resources related to the issue of volunteering in residential care centres, including the work of the Better Volunteering, Better Care initiative.

BCN Newsletter Fall 2014

Better Care Network

In this edition of the newsletter, BCN highlights recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, focusing on the impact of Ebola on children's care in Western Africa as well as on the role of Faith-Based Organizations in children's care.

BCN Newsletter July/August 2014

Better Care Network

In this edition of the BCN newsletter, we highlight recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including an update on a new interagency initiative called Better Volunteering Better Care. This issue of the newsletter also focuses on leaving care issues.

BCN Newsletter: May/June 2014

Better Care Network

In this issue of the BCN Newsletter, we highlight recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including the World Family Map of 2014 from Child Trends, a report from Human Rights Watch on alternative care in Japan, a reflection on indigenous parenting practices from Parenting in Africa, a review of the implementation of the Guidelines in 8 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, a focus on residential care, country care reviews, and more.

BCN Newsletter April 2014

Better Care Network

In this issue of the BCN Newsletter, we highlight recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including a Special Edition of the journal Psychosocial Interventions, new research from Moldova, a focus on kinship care, country care reviews, and an update from BCN.

BCN Newsletter February/March 2014

Better Care Network

In this issue of the BCN Newsletter, we highlight recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including research from Syria and Laos, a Global Survey on Violence against Children from the UN, a focus on parenting, country care reviews, and recent news and events.

BCN Newsletter December 2013/January 2014

Better Care Network

In this holiday issue of the BCN Newsletter, we highlight recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including updates on emergency responses to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, new research from China, Georgia, and Moldova, a focus on foster care and "voluntourism," and recent news and events.

BCN Newsletter November 2013

Better Care Network

In this issue of the BCN Newsletter, we highlight recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including research from Moldova and Indonesia; major regional-level initiatives in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe; a focus on reintegration; country care reviews; and recent news and events.