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USA - NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH, MAY 2013 - PROCLAMATION BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA + NFPA National Education Conference
01.05.2013
As a Nation, we have no task more important than ensuring our children grow up healthy and safe. It is a promise we owe to the hundreds of thousands of youth in foster care -- boys and girls who too often go without the love, protection, and stability of a permanent family. This month, we recommit...
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Russia: Are efforts to help thousands of 'abandoned' children being resisted? + watch the 15 minute video documentary
05.04.2013
"Ambitious plans to reduce the number of orphans in Russia are running into strong institutional resistance, child welfare campaigners have warned." *IFCO is currently working with Russian NGO partners on two projects in four regions of Russia* Watch the 15 minute BBC video > http://www.bbc.co....
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BULGARIA - Former IFCO vice-President & organiser of IFCO's 2012 Conference Ivanka Shalapatova appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy
24.03.2013
Former IFCO vice-President & organiser of IFCO's 2012 Conference Ivanka Shalapatova was appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy of today, March 20, 2013 She will coordinate activities related to policies on social assistance and social services, children and people with...
WORLDWIDE - NEW PUBLICATION > Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children’
19.03.2013
The"Moving Forward" handbook is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian at www.alternativecareguidelines.org "Moving Forward" provides practical guidance on moving forward on the road to alternative care provision for children. It highlights implications for policy-making where national...
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IFCO's 2013 World Conference - September - OSAKA, Japan *LATEST* 862 people have registered - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED >>> PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR GIFT FOR THE SILENT AUCTION!
14.02.2013
UPDATED 1 SEPTEMBER >>> REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED >>> PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR GIFT FOR THE SILENT AUCTION! NEWS - 24 AUGUST - from the Conference's FB page > "The target participant was attained. All days participant 862 persons. Youth 115 persons." Did you now there are more...
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WORK FOR IFCO? > recruiting an OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TEAM /// BECOME AN IFCO BOARD MEMBER? > possible cooptions NOW & elections IN SEPTEMBER
04.02.2013
# 1 OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TEAM > INFORMATION BELOW and # 2 JOIN THE IFCO BOARD? > PLEASE SCROLL DOWN . >>>> TERMS OF REFERENCE - OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TEAM Background information
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UK - Roma children in care > CLICK to listen to this BBC World Service radio programme
02.02.2013
The Roma are Europe’s biggest ethnic minority, and a substantial number of them have moved to Britain in recent years, taking advantage of the EU’s open borders to seek a better life. However, it’s emerged that a disproportionate number of their children end up in the care of local authorities,...
FOSTERCLUB ALL STARS
USA > APPLY BY 15 FEB > FosterClub All-Stars? A team of young people age 18- 24 will be selected to serve as summer interns with FosterClub & assist in planning & facilitating Independent Living Teen Conferences & other foster care & child welfare events
30.01.2013
Youth will be selected to represent the diversity in foster care experiences, education, current paths (college, employment, job corps, etc.), race & ethnicity and geographical location. All applicants must have spent time in the foster care system. Each will demonstrate leadership potential...

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