More than 1,400 registrants from 27 countries convened in Ottawa October 18 - 20, 2012 to participate in four plenaries, eight learning tracks, more than 60 workshops and 200 poster and paper presentations at this year's ICRE conference hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Check out CRED-PRO's poster presentation and hand-out on "The Role of the Medical Practitioner in Advancing Child Rights in Practice" presented by CRED-PRO Canada co-director Dr. Sue Bennett.
Dr. Bennett also delivered a presentation on "Child Rights Education for Professionals: The short and long-term benefits of a child rights approach in a shifting world economy" at the Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa October 21-23, 2012.
At the recent ISPCAN congress in Istanbul, Turkey, CRED-PRO delivered two presentations which were enthusiastically received by attendees from around the globe:
The long-term benefits of a child rights approach to paediatric practice
CRED-PRO Canada co-directors Sue Bennett and Shafik Dharamsi gave an enthusiastically received presentation on "The long-term benefits of a child rights approach to paediatric practice" at the Canadian Pediatric Society's annual conference held in early June in London, Ontario. View their presentation. You will see a sample young person's charter of rights and learn how to make clinics, hospital wards and hospital services more child-friendly. While the presentation targeted Canadian pediatricians, the guidelines suggested are useful for professionals in any country.
Please adapt this for use in your context but it would be appreciated if you could cite Drs. Bennett and Dharamsi and CRED-PRO @ www.cred-pro.org.
Participation is Protection
The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BAPSCAN) held its 8th Congress at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland in April 2012. CRED-PRO co-Director Gerison Lansdown presented a keynote on "Participation is Protection." Review the presentation here.
The Southern Cone Initiative (Cono Sur)on Child Rights and Health, whose participation includes Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay, met in Montevideo, Uruguay May 27 - 29, 2010 to update the work done by the five countries for the last two years on CRED-PRO programmes in the region. The Initiative worked on developing two additional CRED-PRO modules for the Southern Cone region: one on child participation, and the
Playa Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay
second on child rights evaluation. Click herefor the Program of Activities.
Participating members presented Powerpoint presentations on the latest developments in their regions. Please click on the links below to view the presentations in Spanish.
This presentation summarizes the activities undertaken by the FLACSO Argentina-CRED-PRO initiative. Topics covered include health services intervention, advocacy, resource development and cooperation.
Social services in Chile are administered regionally. The program Chile Grows With You (Chile Crece Contigo) administers public policy, legislative frameworks and services targeting children and families.
This presentation examines the role of the Pediatric Society of Colombia and ALAPE, the Latin American Pediatric Association. The focus of work has been on children's rights, with emphasis on the right to health.
The focus of work in Paraguay is on training the trainers who work with health professionals. Because health professionals are on the front lines, they are well positioned to advocate for the rights of children and adolescents.
Through focus groups and a survey, it was determined that awareness of the rights of the child was not well known, even among health care professionals in Uruguay. An ambitious public awareness campaign has been launched. These include televised public service announcements, production of a guide, book branding and other public affairs initiatives.
Dr. Gabriel Urgoiti from South Africa made a virtual presentation to conference participants on Child Participation, Children and Media-Centric Methodologies for Children in the Context of Health and Child Health Services. Click hereto view his presentation (in Spanish).