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ICDP and SOS cooperation in Romania

SOS Children’s Villages Romania has become a new cooperating partner of ICDP and will introduce the ICDP method to Romania. ICDP will provide the training of a local team to become ICDP facilitators, and they will carry out a pilot project in rural communities in the Bacau region in the north east of the country, where there is a perceived need for educational programmes for parents and professionals.

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ICDP in different corners of Australia

The ICDP trainer Anne Oakley is currently working as a National Faculty Leader for Community Services at the Evocca college in Springwood, Queensland. As part of her day to day job 2000 community services and youth work students learned about ICDP.

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Workshop and conference in Helsinki

On 13th of June, a one-day conference  titled "ICDP – A Key to the Knowledge of Dialogical Interaction with a Child" was held at the National Institute for Health and Welfare, in Helsinki.

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ICDP article published in Aftenposten Viten

Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar, a board member and researcher of the ICDP foundation published an article about the application of ICDP in Norwegian prisons. On the 20th of June 2014 the article appeared in the scientific section of the Aftenposten Viten, the biggest newspaper in Norway. 

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First ICDP worksop in Nepal

International Child Development Programme (ICDP), Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC) and HimalPartner (HP) have recently established cooperation and have started working on piloting ICDP in Nepal. The project aims to increase the psycho-social wellbeing of children in Nepal through improved parent - child communication.

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Report from ICDP USA

This document is a midterm evaluation report, presenting the results of
the International Child Development Program (ICDP) half way through the
Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation grant cycle. This grant focuses on
early childcare professionals and the report presents ICDP’s preliminary
outcomes on participating professionals and parent leaders.

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ICDP with teenage mothers

An ICDP project was successfully completed at the education centre called “Centro Formativo de Antioquia” (CEFA).  The ICDP facilitators were a student, Amara Mokdad Galeano and a teacher Marleny Martinez Perez. CEFA is an official institution of the Department of Antioquia and it offers education and vocational training to adolescent girls from Medellin and its metropolitan area.

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From Guatemala

Julio Martinez is a teacher who has been working as an ICDP trainer for many years. Most of his ICDP projects are sponsored by Plan Guatemala. He has reached many of the poorest communities over the years and he has given ICDP training to teachers and families in many different parts of the country. Julio has recently informed us that he has adapted the ICDP booklet for caregivers, which has 8 guidelines for good quality interaction...

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Lessons learned in Mozambique

ICDP has been developing in Mozambique since 2003 and the main sponsore has been NORAD. The ICDP Mozambique team has recently written about some of the lessons learned from their ICDP work and there are also stories from the field....

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New office for ICDP

The ICDP international team is very happy to announce that we now have a new office in Oslo. We wish to extend a warm thank you to Stephen Karl Ranson and his colleagues at Cloud Explorer, for this generous donation and the great new space for ICDP to work from! 

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New partnership in Mexico

José Luis Flores Jiménez is  a psychologist working in Puebla. He received training in ICDP several years ago and
has been using the ICDP method to train others, as well as in his
therapeutic work with clients. Recently he has started a new partnership
with the vision of implementing the ICDP programme through schools.


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ICDP at Oslo University

An international group of fifteen students are in the process of becoming ICDP facilitators at the Oslo University. The students are from Nigeria, Austria, Uganda, Peru, USA, Norway, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Finland, Azerbaijan, Greece, Bangladesh and Tanzania. Professor Berit Johnsen looks forward to future cooperation between ICDP International and the Oslo University Master programe, especially in relation with the follow up of process after the students have finished their initial training in ICDP. (photo: Professor Berit Jonsen with her students)

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ICDP in prisons

"Paradoxical correlates of a facilitative parenting programme in prison—counter-productive intervention or first signs of responsible parenthood?" is the title of the recently published paper concerning the implementation of the ICDP programme in prisons.

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The work of creating ICDP Mozambique as an association, which started last year has been concluded:  ICDP Mozambique is now a registered autonomous local association. In paralel with this process several workshops were held which gradually reinforced the capacity of the ICDP Mozambique team.

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Project aimed at prevention of gender based violence in Uganda

The ICDP training of a group of facilitators began on the 3rd of April 2014. The four-day workshop was held in Kampala, wheras as the ICDP implementation will be taking place in the rural area of Uganda, covering eight villages. Two facilitators from each village are selected to attend the training. Participants also include the four professionals leading the project. The aim of the Uganda project is to develop a community based parenting programme for early prevention of gender based violence in the country. The implementation of ICDP is part of the overall strategy.

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ICDP with aboriginal people

Heidi Raven has received training in ICDP. She lives in Alice Springs, in the semi-arid desert of Central Australia and is working with Aboriginal mothers and children.

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ICDP integrated in Malawi

The ICDP implementation in Malawi represents cooperation of three partner organizations. The Norwegian Church Aid coordinates the programme whilst the two implementing partners at local level are Chisomo Childrens Club and Alinafe community hospital. ICDP has been integrated in the day to day work of looking after vulnerable children who lack care and support from their parents.

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Progress in El Salvador

ICDP has been developing in El Salvador for seven years. The nationwide implementation of the ICDP programme continues. As a country programme, ICDP was institutionalized by the Salvadoran Institute for the Integral Development of Children and Adolescents (ISNA).The work is coordinated and partly sponsored by UNICEF. (The photo above was taken at an ICDP workshop.)

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Diary of ICDP activities in Finland

ICDP has been steadily expanding in the south and the north of Finland: at the Anchor House Family Centre in Pargas (photo above) and through a collaborative project in the town of Kotka. The ICDP programme is applied with several different target groups and the training is delivered either in Swedish of Finnish.

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