At CCWF, we believe in the importance of family support, empathy and positive parent-child relationships. The advantages of these strong relationships have incredible long-term benefits for individuals and communities. From Economics to Psychology, research shows that the impact of strong, positive parent-child relationships is REAL! 

 

Empathy, understanding, and protection are at the forefront of what the ICDP strives to achieve within every family. The international community strongly believes in supporting and advocating for the rights and protection of our world's children. The UN, UNICEF, and many other sources have published work on the importance, impact, and international agreements of the rights of children. 

Child Protection & Child/Family

Development & Well-Being Resources

Many individuals have gone through the ICDP program and felt the substantial impact it has on their relationships, but those who have not experienced the program first hand may think, "Where is the research?" HERE IT IS!

The ICDP is internationally supported, researched and proven! 

ICDP-Specific Research

Links below are specific to research on the impact of the ICDP Program published internationally:

 

ICDP Approach to Awareness- raising about Children's Rights and Preventing Violence, Child Abuse, and Neglect

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Nicoletta Armstrong, PhD

 

Evaluation of the International Child Development Program (ICDP) as a Community-wide Parenting Program

European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Lorraine Sherr

 

Evaluation of the Follow-up Effects of the International Child Development Program on the Caregivers in Mozambique

Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar

 

Paradoxical Correlates of a Facilitative Parenting Program in Prison- Counter-productive intervention or first sign of responsible parenthood?

Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention 

Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar

 

Evaluation of the Parental Guidance Program Based on the International Child Development Program

Report on the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion

Professor Loraine Sherr, University College London

 

Program on Mental Health: Improving Mother/Child Interactions to Promote Better Psychosocial Development in Children

World Health Organization

 

 

Child Development Related Research

Links below are general research that supports similar ideas of empathy and parent-child relationship building to ICDP Program guidelines:

 

Developmental and Economic Effects of Parenting Programs for Expectant Parents and Parents of Preschool-age Children

Convention on the Rights of the Child Partnership for America's Economic Success

Sharon M. McGroder, PhD, MS, Senior Scientist

 

Relationships, Environment, and the Brain:

How Emerging Research is Changing What We Know about the Impact of Families on Human Development

Family Process

Jo Ellen Patterson

 

Preventing Violence: Evaluating Outcomes of Parenting Programs

World Health Organization

Mikton C. Wessels

 

 

 

 

 

Child Rights & Protection Information

Links below are information on child rights and protection that is foundational research used within the ICDP:

 

Children and the Millennium Development Goals

UNICEF

Ban Ki-Moon

 

An Approach to Assessing "Accountability" in Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University

James Garbarino, PhD

 

General Comment No.13- Article 19: The Right of the Child to Freedom from all frms of Violence

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

The Need for a General Comment for Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Toward Enlightenment and Progress for Child Protection

Science Direct: Child Abuse and Neglect 

Susan Bennett

 

 

Twenty Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Achievements and challenges for Child Protection

Science Direct: Child Abuse and Neglect (771-782)

Jaap E. Doek

 

Twenty Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Achievements and challenges for Child Protection

Science Direct: Child Abuse and Neglect (767-770)

Yanghee Lee

 

Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

World Report on Violence Against Children

Independent Export for the United Nations

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

 

Protecting Children from Violence and Maltreatment:

A Qualitative Comparative Analysis Assessing the Implementation of U.N. CRC Article 19

Science Direct: Child Abuse and Neglect (45-56)

Kimberly Svevo-Cianci, PhD

 

Resolution at the Convention on the Rights of the Child

U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

 
 
 

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