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“The development of a young child’s brain.”

Our ICDP colleagues in USA have shared with us an article which was published in the January 2015 issue of the National Geographic. The article is of interest to all our ICDP teams around the world as it confirms the importance of our work with parents and caregivers.

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Activities in Moldova

ICDP has received news from Silvia Breabin, a professional working with the ICDP programme at the Early Intervention Institute in Kishinev, Moldova.

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Teachers receive ICDP in Georgia

Ana Lelashvili has worked as a special needs educator in school for more than four years and she is keenly interested in community based programmes that can improve the living conditions of children and young people by empowering their caregivers. During the summer 2014, Ana gave ICDP training to teachers at the state preschool # 16 in Tbilisi. 

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ICDP in Charala

ICDP established a protocol and signed a contract for ICDP training with the Health Secretariat in the municipality of Charala, in the Santander department of Colombia. The ICDP strategy was incorporated in the Mental Health Department Annual Plans 2014 (POA). The key partner in this project was the hospital Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento.

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A visit to Malawi

Sharifin Gardiner has been a supporter of ICDP for many years and when in November 2014 he had an opportunity to go to Malawi he included a visit to the ICDP project, near Nkota-kota. The ICDP programme delivery to families is linked to the Alinafe community hospital, which is funded by the Norwegian Church Aid. Photo: Women at the Alinafe community kitchen.

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Leaders share about ICDP success

ICDP trainer Abel Salazar and the ICDP leaders that he trained as facilitators wish to share with others their experience of working with the ICDP programme in Antioquia, Colombia.

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EII in St. Petersburg, Russia

ICDP has re-established links with the Early Intervention Institute in St. Petersburg - http://www.eii.ru/en/. The EII main field of expertise is to work with early intervention programmes for children with disabilities; early relationships and communication are at the core of their programmes. The institute is making efforts to stop the institutionalization of young children and is disseminating information about the damaging effects of institutionalization.

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Evaluation of ICDP in Choco

The last round of interviews linked to the process of collecting data for the evaluation of the ICDP project in the department of Choco, Colombia took place during the first week of December. The ICDP programme was incorporated as part of the work of ICBF staff several years ago, which means that the ICDP training in Choco is ongoing.

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UNICEF evaluation

Several years ago UNICEF sponsored a study that evaluated the work of ICDP in the department of Huila, Colombia, which was publicly presented in 2010. This is one of very few studies that we have in ICDP in which adult-child interactions were filmed and analyzed pre and post implementation, both in experimental and control groups. Photo: Evaluator Oscar Solano (on far right) with the ICDP Colombia team.

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ICDP at Lar Feliz, Juazeiro, Brazil

Located in the suburbs of Juazeiro, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, the Lar Feliz Foundation serves children from low-income families. These families receive government assistance and are struggling to survive through activities that include trash collecting, cleaning jobs, selling drugs and prostitution.

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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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