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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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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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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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