When my nephew was first born, our entire family was over the moon. My sister and her husband waited quite a while before deciding to bring a new life into the world, and I had already made the decision not to. With only two children in our family, this was our parent’s first grandchild, and I was excited beyond words to become an aunt! Of course everyone wanted to immediately view photos of my nephew, particularly my mother’s friends (most of whom already had several grandch
On the 13/09/2015, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released the Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 37, http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHA_Sudan_Weekly_Humanitarian_Bulletin_Issue_37_%287_-_13_September_2015%29.pdf Over 3.1 million of Sudan’s 7.9 million school-aged children (between 5 and 13 years) in Sudan are out of school, which is the highest rate in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a report. Sudan’s firs
As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, with thousands of families fleeing Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries, it is most often the images of the children that grab at our hearts and bring tears to our eyes. The image of little Alyan lying on the beach in Turkey…the mother falling down on the train tracks in Hungary clutching her baby…the father carrying his son who was tripped up by a journalist as he ran away from police…and most recently, images of refugees, inclu
New York, September 10, 2015—Armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have attacked schools, students, and teachers and, along with international peacekeeping forces, have used schools as bases for their activities, said Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (Watchlist) in a report released today. The Transitional Government of CAR and the international community should take urgent steps to secure the school environment and promote children’s right to education.
Many times people have heard the term “child protection” and “child protection policy”, but “child safeguarding” and “child safeguarding policy” are terms that fewer people are familiar with. There are some very important distinctions between these terms, and understanding the difference is as important as understanding what child abuse is and how it can be prevented. Child Protection: In its widest sense, child protection is a term used to describe the actions that individ
Did you know that 90% of a child's brain is developed by the ages of 4 to 5? 90%! We know now that toxic stress and cumulative harm can have an impact on the brain - imagine what impact it would have on the under 5 year olds. Here are two interesting videos - 1 - InBrief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children's Development - 2. Dr Bruce Perry - Early Childhood Brain Development #BrainDevelopment #ECD #childprotectioninemergencies #Childprotectioninemergencies