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Growth of ICDP in Ethiopia

ICDP has been active in Awasa for about a year and a half and these developments have taken place thanks to the dedicated voluntary work of one ICDP trainer, namely Atnaf Berhanu. In 2014, Atnaf managed to organize the translation of Karsten Hundeide’s ICDP manual into Amharic and she gave copies to the trainee facilitators, so that they could implement ICDP with groups of caregivers.

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ICDP at the Envigado educational institution

“Envigado Normal” is an educational institution in Medellin, Colombia, renowned for its social mission, its high standard of teacher training education, as well as high competence in the field of research. On Friday 17th of October, there was a celebration at the “Envigado Normal “, when twenty two students received their ICDP certificates. This is the third group of students to receive ICDP training.

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Reflective meeting in Moshi

ICDP trainers and facilitators from two organizations, TAWREF and KIWAKKUKI, came together to review their work with the ICDP programme in Tanzania and to make plans for future initiatives.

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ICDP workshop in Juja, Kenya

Haldis Drabløs Vonstad is a family therapist and ICDP trainer from Ålesund, in Norway. After a visit to her friends in Kenya in 1990 she started to do some voluntary work there. From 1994 her visits became regular  with the aim of supporting the refugee and orphanage centre in Juja, which was established and run by Dominican sisters.

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Building a caring world

During her visit to Puebla, Mexico earlier this summer, Nicoletta Armstrong, ICDP chair, gave several presentation at the Convention Centre about ICDP and facilitated one workshop/discussion on the topic of "Building a Caring World." After the meeting ICDP received a request for training from the local centre for children called Casa Cuna.

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Letter from a trainer

Together with Abel  Salazar and our two partner organizations (Fundación Superarse y Oleoductos de Colombia) I have been developing a new ICDP project in the Colombian department of Cordoba - I managed to make many community leaders fall in love with the ICDP programme.

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International workshop in England

An international training workshop was held at Ashridge House, near Berkhamsted, England, 13-15th of September. It was led by Nicoletta Armstrong for participants from Japan, USA, Denmark and Ghana.

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Karsten's book on education

"Essays on ICDP and eduation" provides a picture of the ICDP approach to education. It was finalized by Karsten in 2010 and it has now been published by ICDP.

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An article about ICDP in the Family Journal

An article about a study of the ICDP programme in Norway has just been published in The Family Journal. It is called "Mothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norway" and it is by Claudine Clucas, Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar, Lorraine Sherr and Stephen von Tetzchner.

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ICDP expansion in El Salvador

The ICDP programme has been very successfully implemented as a nationwide programme in El Salvador since 2006. This year it has entered yet another new phase of expansion.

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ICDP and WHO

International Child Development Programme (ICDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recently re-established cooperation. On 22-23 of July, 2014, Nicoletta Armstrong, the ICDP chair, attended the Technical Working Group Meeting on Parent Skills Training for Developmental Disorders that took place at WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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