Meetings

  • The Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Impacts of Violence: A Workshop Date: July 31, 2017 - August 1, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Forum on Global Violence Prevention will hold a two-day public workshop on the science surrounding the impacts of exposure to violence and trauma on both neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes with a strong focus on exposure in childhood, and other aspects such as refugee health and/or PTSD in returning combatants.
  • Effective Public Policy Solutions for Global Violence Prevention: A Workshop Date: December 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On December 1-2, 2016, the Forum on Global Violence Prevention will hold a two-day workshop to illuminate and explore the ways in which violence prevention practitioners can best share their findings and evidence-base with policymakers for the production of effective and impactful policy approaches to violence prevention. This will include an exploration of policymakers' goals and needs and the ways in which violence prevention experts can best communicate their findings to policymakers, as well as an exploration of lessons learned from around the world in this context. The workshop will explore crosscutting approaches to violence prevention and will cover multiple forms of violence across the life-course (such as child maltreatment and violence against children, violence against women, self-directed violence, interpersonal violence, youth violence, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, etc.).
  • Innovations in Investing in Young Children Globally—A Workshop Date: October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016 (4:30 PM GMT+1)

    The Forum has explored innovations in investments from both the private and public sectors as well as highlighted several innovative programs that address children’s health, education, nutrition, and social protection needs. While innovation has been a thematic area of broad interest for the Forum overall, specific approaches for catalyzing innovation in research, policy, and practice has not been a central focus of any particular workshop to date. Therefore, the workshop in Abidjan will allow for further exploration of current innovations related to investing in young children globally, yet with a regional focus on West Africa. A focus on innovation will be central to the format and content of the workshop as both a platform for highlighting and synthesizing existing science, policy, and best practices in an engaging way, and as a conduit to infuse new energy and direction into the future of investments in young children globally.
  • Workshop to Support the Development of a United States Department of Labor Research Strategy on Child Labor and Forced Labor in International Settings Date: October 18, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    A 1-day public workshop will be held in Washington D.C. to explore the issues of child labor and forced labor in an international context. The International Labor Oto child labor, there is still much to learn about the relative importance of these various risk factors.
  • Moving From Evidence to Implementation of Early Childhood Programs: Strategies for Implementation Date: June 23, 2016 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This workshop, the eighth in the iYCG Forum series, examines motivations for policy- and decision-makers to implement policies as well as and the technical considerations for implementing programs that invest in the health, education, nutrition, and social protection of young children.
  • Identifying the Role of Violence Prevention in the Post-2015 Global Agenda Date: May 12, 2016 - May 13, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Role of Violence Prevention in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Public Report Release: Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice Date: May 10, 2016 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    The Board on Children, Youth, and Families and the Committee on Law and Justice's held a public release of the report: Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice.
  • Investing in Young Children for Peaceful Societies: Individual and Structural Transformation Date: March 16, 2016 - March 18, 2016 (5:00 PM GMT+2)

    This workshop, the seventh in the iYCG Forum series, provides an opportunity to inform the global agenda on humanitarian work by highlighting the science of early childhood and interventions that have evidence of promoting peace and reducing violence.
  • Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins Date: November 3, 2015 - November 4, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop, the sixth in the iYCG Forum series, brings to the foreground a scientific perspective on children at the margins. These include children with developmental delays and disabilities, refugees, immigrants, migrants, street children, those living in institutions, ethnically and linguistically diverse children, and children from under-resourced communities, many of which, face discrimination.
  • Addressing the Social and Cultural Norms that Underlie the Acceptance of Violence: A Workshop Date: October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Forum on Global Violence Prevention will host its 10th workshop on October 29-30, 2015 exploring the social and cultural norms that underlie the acceptance of violence.