You'll find our upcoming and past events below for care sector professionals below
Monitoring and evaluation of reintegration: Sharing monitoring approaches across regions
When: Wednesday 22nd April at 8AM Mexico / 1PM GMT / 2PM UK / 4PM Russia(find your timezone here)
In this external online event Family for Every Child Members Juconi (Mexico) and Partnership for Every Child (P4EC, Russia) will share their experiences and learnings around monitoring the reintegration of children into family-based care. Joining them is the RISE Learning Network who contribute experience based on their Monitoring & Evaluation Toolkit, which has been used across many organisations and regions. Senior Programme Advisor at Family for Every Child, William Gali, will moderate the session.
Three pre-recorded presentations introducing the presenter’s work are now available below. It is recommended you watch these in advance of the live Q&A, to help you understand the different approaches, and prepare any questions you may want to ask. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish.
join us for the live Q&A on Wednesday 22 April to further explore these tools and approaches, and what they mean in the context of COVID-19. This webinar is available in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.
Diana Alejandra Ruiz Cruz, Juconi
Diana Ruiz is an anthropologist at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, has 6 years of experience specializing in the collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data under the social approach. For four years she has been responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation in Fundación JUCONI México, A. C. taking care of processing, dissemination and provide feedback to different areas of the organization, based on accurate data that results from therapeutic processes with families, implement and develop projects related to the improvement of processes for the collection and systematization of population data, design implement tools that make information consultation efficient. She has received training on management, reporting and data analysis, as well as on issues related to work with vulnerable population and violence.
Jo Rogers, P4EC
Joanna Rogers is the Head of Strategic Development at Partnership for Every Child in Russia and the founder and senior consultant of the P4EC Consultancy group. She is also and Associate Consultant at Oxford Policy Management. Joanna has a MSc in Social Work from specialist social work university Ersta Skondal HogSkola in Stockholm. She has worked on child protection and family support system reform in many countries around the world including China, Russia, Mongolia, Tunisia and Slovakia for over 25 years for NGOs, governments and international agencies like UNICEF. She is currently heading a P4EC Consultancy group team providing technical assistance to a joint UN agencies SDG Fund programme in Turkmenistan that aims to develop community based social services for children and adults. She is also advising the Asian Development Bank on disability inclusive development programming. She is an expert in monitoring and evaluation, social service system reform, child and family support, disability policy and programmes.
Lopa Bhattacharjee, Family for Every Child
Lopa Bhattacharjee is a child protection practitioner and has been working in the sector for almost 20 years now. In this time, she has worked with community based organisations, national CSOs and law enforcement agencies at local, national and regional levels in South Asia. Lopa also has extensive experience of steering South Asian Regional Action Forums focusing on care and protection of children and women affected by sexual violence. She headed the child protection programmes of Terre des Hommes Foundation in India from 2008 – 2015.
Currently Lopa is a Senior Programme Advisor at Family for Every Child and leads the global portfolios of sexual violence affecting children, reintegration and child participation. She provides technical support and engages with the member organisations of the alliance in leveraging and promoting the local practices of care for children and families to contribute to enriching the global learning.Lopa is also an active Child Safeguarding Specialist supporting different organisation (profit and non-profit) to embed and strengthen organisational safeguarding systems and procedures, with special focus on preventing child sexual abuse.
LIVE WEBINAR | Transforming Foster Care in the United States: Lessons with global implications
Many countries around the world look to the United States as a strong example of a well-functioning foster care system. Local experts Amelia Frank Meyer - CEO of Alia, and Jennifer Daly - practicing Attorney at Family for Every Child member organisation, Legal Services for Children discuss the lessons learned and challenges within the system, as well as the innovative approaches being used to further strengthen foster care.
Online Event Series 2019 | Exploring new research on Family care
Watch the Presentations
1. Findings from Who Cares? Child and family perspectives on effective care, who provides it and why it matters
by Emily Delap and Dr. Gillian Mann, Child Frontiers
3. Digital storytelling as a therapeutic intervention
by Albino Baltazar Lima and María Verónica Mora Xicoténcatl, JUCONI
4. Ana Angelica Campelo from Brazil's Ministry of Citizenship, Independent Consultant Jonathan Hannay MBE, and Claudia Cabral Executive Director of ABTH in Brazil talk about the importance of prioritising support to kinship care as part of care reform and deinstitutionalization.
Conference | Trauma Informed Practice: What works with Children and Families?
The International Centre for Therapeutic Care, Institute for Recovery from Childhood Trauma and Family For Every Child present the conference: ‘Trauma Informed Practice: What works with children and families?’ With a special screening of the film "Resilience".
Location: Woodbrooke Conference Centre, Birmingham
Date: September 25 & 26, 2019
Family Week 2019
Online Event | The centrality of family for children’s development, well being and realisation of their rights. A consideration of what this means for child welfare reform.
Family Week’s second open event discussed the centrality of family for children's development, wellbeing and realisation of their rights; and consider what this means for child welfare reform. Discussions took place in relation to Family’s current priority themes: kinship care, children on the move and sexual violence. The event featured a panel of Family’s members including Butterflies (India), Uyisenga ni Imanzi (Rwanda), Taller de Vida (Colombia) and CONACMI (Guatemala), together with Family for Every Child Secretariat CEO Amanda Griffith. Watch the recording - available in English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese - here
Online Event | Bringing about change for children and families: How Family’s National Advocacy Programme is influencing care reform
Family members ChildLink (Guyana), CBRJ (Jamaica) and FOST (Zimbabwe) discuss their advocacy work, in particular relating to children with disabilities, kinship care and reintegration, in this online event. Participating panelists provided pre-recorded presentation on their advocacy work, drawing linkages with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and exploring calls to action. Watch the introductory videos here. Through the live panel discussion and Q&A, panelists explored both the issues their work aims to address, within the context of the UNCRC, and considered what needs to change as we look to the future. Watch a recording of the webinar - available in English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese - here