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Dear IFCO Family,
Families and child protection systems must be the boats that keep children safe from trauma and moving forward, says IFCO 2017 national host
John Rolè, IFCO Board remember representing Malta, in a blog post writes on the occasion of IFCO 2017 registration and call for papers launch:
The Power of IFCO in a World of Child Welfare Innovation
The International Foster Care Organization’s (IFCO) European Conference was held this past week in Waterford, Ireland. Each year IFCO brings it’s partners, members, experts and delegates together for an annual conference that creates the space for learning, collaboration and innovation in a world...
Going West to Get East to Japan
Myrna McNitt, a life member of IFCO and one of the committed members of the Board, shares her thoughts on IFCO 2013 World Conference 'Moving Forward Hand in Hand for Foster Care'. The event took place on 13-16 September 2013 in Osaka, Japan and welcomed more than 1400 participants, including 115...
IFCO 2013
13 September update - 1400 DELEGATES!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the NFPA of JAPAN! Osaka programme > >> NOTE THE DATES > IFCO's next EUROPEAN+ training conference will be from 11-14 May 2014. Full details & the conference web site link will be...
"Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles" book
Free delivery worldwide for this new book > "Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles" & DON'T FORGET > Celebrating 30 years of IFCO - "VOICES for the FORGOTTEN"
Suitable for families and professionals caring for children who are fostered, adopted or who have experienced trauma, this book describes how the attachment patterns in children who are adopted or fostered differ, summarises the research in the field and provides advice on how to repair attachment...
GREETINGS from IFCO on International Children's Day - 1 June 2013
The International Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children's Day on June 1, was established by the Women's International Democratic Federation at its Congress in 1949. When is Children's Day in other countries? Read more >
Indira from Nepal
"Where Children Sleep" presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world
27 photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world – from the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India – alongside portraits of the children themselves. The differences between each child and his or her bedroom are...


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