Parenting, Family Care and Adolescence in East and Southern Africa: An evidence-focused literature review

Published: 2016
Author: Rachel Bray and Andrew Dawes, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Based on an evidence-focused literature review, this paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in East and Southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

Published: 2015
Author: Mike Wessells

This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables non formal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership. From the journal: Child Abuse & Neglect

Mbinu za kuimarisha mifumo ya ulinzi wa mtoto kuanzia chini kwenda juu mbinu na: Kuangazia watoto, familia na jamii

Published: 2015
Author: Mike Wessells

KiSwahili version of “Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center.” This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables non formal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership. From the journal: Child Abuse & Neglect

Full Report: Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kilifi, Kenya: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Rural Sites

Published: 2014
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., & Ondoro, K.

This research report is an output of the Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems. The technical leadership for the Initiative is provided by the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity.

Executive Summary: Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kisii/Nyamira Area: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Rural Sites in Kenya

Published: 2014
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., & Ondoro, K.

In diverse contexts, community-based child protection mechanisms (CBCPMs) are front line efforts to protect children from exploitation, abuse, violence, and neglect and to promote children’s well-being.

Summary and Integrated Analysis: A grounded view of community-based child protection mechanisms and their linkages with the wider child protection system in three rural and urban areas in Kenya

Published: 2014
Author: Wessells, M., Kostelny, K., and Ondoro, K. For the Interagency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems

Summary and Integrated Analysis: A grounded view of community-based child protection mechanisms and their linkages with the wider child protection system in three rural and urban areas in Kenya

Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kisii/Nyamira Area: A Rapid Ethnographic Study in Two Rural Sites in Kenya

Published: 2014
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., & Ondoro, K.

This research report is an output of the Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems. The technical leadership for the Initiative is provided by the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity.

Full Report: Learning about Children in Urban Slums

Published: 2013
Author: Kostelny, K., Wessells, M., Chabeda-Barthe, J, & Ondoro, K

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection system

Webinar presentation 28th Aug 2013 – Kenya, urban slums

Published: 2013
Author: Ken Ondoro, Kathleen Kostelny, Mike Wessells

Webinar presentation 28th Aug 2013 – Kenya, urban slums

Summary: Learning about children in urban slums

Published: 2012
Author: Principal Investigator, Mike Wessells, Columbia Group for Children in Adversity

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection systems. This is a four-page overview of the results of this study.

What are the most effective early response strategies and interventions to assess and address the immediate needs of children outside of family care?

Published: 2012
Author: Neil Boothby, Mike Wessells, John Williamson,, Gillian Huebner, Kelly Canter, Eduardo Garcia Rolland, Vesna Kutlesic, Farah Bader, Lena Diaw, Maya Levine, Anita Malley, Kathleen Michels, Sonali Patel, Tanya Rasa, Fred Ssewamala, Vicki Walker

A systematic review of evidence of effective early response strategies for children outside of family care.

Research Brief: Learning about children in urban slums

Published: 2010
Author: Interagency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems

A rapid ethnographic study in two urban slums in Mombasa, Kenya, of community-based child protection mechanisms and their links with the national child protection system.