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This post was originally published by The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN).

Two-session training: December 1 & 8
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. EST (New York) / 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CET (Geneva)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child mandates that children have the right to share what they think and feel and to be listened to and taken seriously. Upholding the voice of the child has increasingly been recognized as important; however, despite protocols supporting the CRC policy, there is evidence that children’s voices often remain unheard in the child protection process. This two-part training will share practical guidelines for talking with children and capturing their voices; ways to engage with children in various contexts; and ways to incorporate best practices in your daily practice as a frontline practitioner.

Meet the experts

Carmit Katz, PhD, is an associate professor at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University and the Director of Research at Haruv Institute. Professor Katz is the founder of the Interdisciplinary Israeli team “Justice for Preschoolers,” promoting justice for maltreated children. She is also the founder of the Israeli Public Committee, “Your Story Matters!”, whose goal is changing policies towards child maltreatment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Katz initiated the International Group of Scholars Protecting Children from Maltreatment During COVID-19, with ISPCAN support.

Shanti Raman, MBBS, FRACP, MAE, PhD, is Director, Department of Community Paediatrics, South Western Sydney Local Health District; Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, School of Women’s & Children’s Health; and an ISPCAN Board Member. Professor Raman is a Consultant Paediatrician, with sub-specialty training in Community Paediatrics, epidemiology, and public health. Her research and teaching interests include health of migrants and refugees, poverty, indigenous child health, child rights and child maltreatment, qualitative research, and global maternal, newborn and child health. She is involved with policy development at state, national and international levels, provides consultancy services in international maternal, newborn and child health, and works on population-based research projects in Asia-Pacific.