Transforming Children's Care Webinar Series
This webinar series, by and for members of Transforming Children's Care, brings together experts from our community to discuss a range of relevant topics identified by members as priorities for learning and exchange. View previous and upcoming webinars below.
in this series
Webinar #1: It's Time for Care
During this webinar, hosted by UNICEF and Better Care Network, Gillian Huebner presented the paper It’s time for care: Prioritizing quality care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic - Challenges, opportunities and an agenda for action.
Webinar #2: Public Expenditure
In this webinar, Philip Goldman from Maestral International presented new guidance on Public Expenditure and Children’s Care produced by Changing the Way We Care.
Webinar #3: Parent Advocacy
In this webinar, members of the International Parent Advocacy Network discussed parent advocacy and presented the literature review International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare: Strengthening Children's Care and Protection Through Parent Participation.
Webinar #4: Child Identity
This webinar explored the importance of protecting the child’s right to identity in how it is created, how it may be modified and/or falsified in alternative care as well as the need to preserve information about the child’s identity, notably family relations.
Webinar #5: Impact of COVID on RCIs
This webinar focused on this new study, Impact of COVID-19 on Privately Run Residential Care Institutions: Insights and Implications for Advocacy and Awareness Raising.
Webinar #6: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Care
This webinar provided an introduction to trauma-informed care from various perspectives and vantage points and a basic understanding of trauma-informed care.
Webinar # 7: Lessons Learnt on the Development and Strengthening of Foster Care Systems
This webinar explores lessons learned in the development and strengthening of foster care systems in a number of countries and contexts, including emerging foster care systems in Bulgaria, Uganda, Cambodia, and Bangladesh as well as the more established foster care system in the UK, with a view to examining challenges and successes in implementation.
Webinar #8: Transitioning Residential Care Services
This webinar showcased learning around the transition of residential care services, and the recently released Transition Framework; an interactive, digital open-source framework designed to provide a road map for the transition of residential care services, promote evidence-based practice and link organizations undergoing transition with resources, and localized, contextually relevant technical support and expertise.
Webinar #9: The Legal Framework of Orphanage Trafficking - Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda
This webinar presents the findings from the stage one analysis of a multi-country, multi-stage research project on the legal, policy and procedural frameworks of orphanage trafficking. It also featured presentations on the situation of orphanage trafficking from in-country investigators and experts.
Webinar #10: Catholics Advancing Family Care Around the World
This webinar was co-hosted with the Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) initiative and was an opportunity to lift up how the Catholic Church is advancing safe and nurturing family care for children around the world.
Webinar #11: Advancing the Care Reform Agenda Using the Systems Strengthening Approach
Webinar #13: Learning from Participatory Research with Careleavers: Experiences from Latin America and Australia
This webinar introduced different approaches used to engage individuals with lived experience of alternative care in research efforts.
Webinar #14: Foster Care for Children on the Move: The Gambia Experience
This webinar presented the best practices learnt in the implementation of the foster care system as an alternative to limited child care institutions for children on the move in The Gambia.
Webinar #15: Breaking the Cycle - Mental Health and Well-being for Care Experienced Children, Young People and Adults
The objective of this webinar was to present the best practices learnt in the implementation of the youth wellbeing project which focused on integrated mental health and wellbeing support for youth and particularly young people with lived experience of care.
Webinar #16: Making an Investment Case for Family Care - Recent Experience from Moldova
This webinar aimed to show care reform advocates can use budget analysis, cost estimates and evidence on long-term economic benefits to make the case for investing in a more a child-centered social welfare system.
Spotlight Series on Foster Care Practice
The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform hosted this spotlight series on Foster Care Practice.
Webinar #1 – Introduction to Foster Care
The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the first spotlight webinar series on foster care practice on 7 April 2022.
Webinar #2 – Identifying Foster Carers
The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the second spotlight webinar series on identifying foster carers on 5 May 2022.
Webinar #3 – Safety & Protection in Foster Care
The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the third spotlight webinar series on safety and protection in Foster Care on 2 June 2022.
Webinar #4 - On the Same Team - Parents and Foster Carers Working Together
The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform held the fourth webinar in the spotlight series on parents and foster carers working together on 18 August 2022.
Webinar #5 - Participation of Children and Young People with Lived Experience of Foster Care in Decisions that Affect Them
The webinar explored participation in foster care with particular focus on individual decision making for children and young people. We heard from people with lived experience of foster care in different contexts, including Uganda, Ireland and Argentina.