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Children of All Nations Supports Work of Child Advocacy Program with $250,000 Gift

The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) of Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the receipt of a $250,000 gift from Children of All Nations (CAN). The gift, which will be distributed over five years, will provide funding to CAP to pursue its international human rights work on behalf of unparented children and their right to family.

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APSAC Advisor Features Differential Response Article by Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet

In September 2016, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) published excerpts from Bartholet’s article, “Differential Response: A Dangerous Experiment in Child Welfare” in its APSAC Advisor.

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CAP Open House – Fall 2016

The CAP Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at noon will provide an informal opportunity for Graduate Program students to get to know others at HLS who share an interest in children’s issues.

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S.3279, Vulnerable Children and Families Act of 2016, Introduced

The Vulnerable Children and Families Act of 2016 (VCF Act), which CAP and several other organizations worked on, was introduced July 15, 2016 by Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar as S.3279. […]

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CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet Co-Authors Op-Eds In Support of Human Rights Legislation (H.R.5285)

CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet and Associate Professor at Boston College Law School Paulo Barrozo, have written the following Op-Eds in support of the human rights legislation H.R.5285, described in a previous post. […]

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CAP Welcomes New Assistant Director

We are pleased to announce that Crisanne Hazen has joined CAP as the new Assistant Director.

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Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet’s Human Rights Legislation for Unparented Children, H.R.5285, Introduced

On May 19, 2016, HR 5285, proposed by CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet and a coalition of international adoption advocates, was introduced by Rep. Marino (R-PA) and co-sponsors Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY). […]

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CAP Co-Sponsors “Youth Charged and Incarcerated As Adults: Firsthand Perspectives”

CAP was proud to co-sponsor a lunch event on April 4, 2016, Youth Charged and Incarcerated As Adults: Firsthand Perspectives. […]

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2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship

The University of Michigan Law School’s 2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is now taking applications. […]

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Events: CAP Working Paper Lunch Series – Fall 2015

In fall 2015, CAP is hosting a Lunch Series featuring our two affiliated Visiting Researchers: Charlotte Proudman, Ph.D. candidate at Cambridge University; and Lisa Owens, Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University.  During the talks, each Visiting Researcher will present her research findings, and attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions. Lunch will be provided. […]

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Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet Featured in Boston Globe and Other Media Outlets Regarding Rise of Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in Massachusetts

CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet was featured in the Boston Globe article, “DCF’s Records Hold Tragic Legacy,” published September 19, 2015, and written by Jenifer B. McKim of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. […]

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Harvard Center on the Developing Child – Student Info Session – Wed., Sept. 9

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is hosting a Student Information Session on Wednesday, September 9, from 3:30 – 5:00pm, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, details below. Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff will be presenting, and refreshments will be served. […]

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Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet Awarded 2015 Pro Humanitate Child Advocacy Award

On July 24, 2015, the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) awarded CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet the 2015 Pro Humanitate Child Advocacy Award at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) 2015 Annual Colloquium in Boston, Massachusetts. […]

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