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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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ICDP training in Kampala

The ICDP training of a group of facilitators will begin on the 3rd of April. The four-day workshop will be 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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ICDP in Moshi schools

Nearly ten years ago the KIWAKKUKI women’s organization adopted the ICDP programme and managed to integrate ICDP as part of their work with caregivers. Their work focuses on caregivers of orphans, mainly due to the HIV/Aids-crisis, but more recently they have started a new project in collaboration with the Firelight Foundation.

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ICDP developments in Sweden

In Sweden ICDP training is given to many different professional groups, including preschool/school principals, preschool teachers, nannies, special education teachers, counselors, psychologists, physicians, nurses, youth workers, career counselors, school counselors,  school nurses, social workers, family therapists, therapy assistants, social workers, midwives, elderly care personnel and youth counselors, among others.

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Mozambique study

A study evaluating the follow-up effects of the ICDP programme on caregivers in Mozambique has been published in the journal Infants and Young Children (April/June 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 120-135).

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Report from Antioquia

The municipality of Cañasgordas is located in the western part of the Antioquia region, in Colombia and it is here that an ICDP project was developed with the support of the Antioquia government (Gerencia de Infancia, Adolescencia y Juventud), the Mayor's office and the FAN foundation.

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News from Cairn

ICDP Australia has facilitators in Melbourne, Brisbane and the Northern Territory. Emmaline Anderson has been facilitating the ICDP programme in Cairns and is, at this time, the only trained ICDP facilitator in Cairns.

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UN gives children a voice

The protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Child that enables children and young people from around the world to denounce the violation of their rights before a special body of the United Nations, was approved by the UN General Assembly. This instrument will enter into force in April.

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Danish Ministry announces ICDP

A team from ICDP Denmark has managed to persuade the Danish Ministry for Social Affairs to announce ICDP on their own homepage, as a programme that builds resiliency. Since 2012, psychologist  Anne Linder and Kirsten Pedersen, the ICDP coordinator at the University College of Northern Denmark ( UCN) have been working on achieving this goal through ongoing negotiations with the Ministry – they feel very glad to have finally succeeded.

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ICDP, a good practice

ICDP is a good practice according the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues. The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues has published three reports as part of their “Early Intervention for Families” project and in the second report they make references to ICDP as one example of good practice. The “Early Intervention for Families” project was aimed at spreading research findings and knowledge on best practices, as well as creating Nordic networks.

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