Children in Adversity Policy Partnership (CAPP)
First-Ever Comprehensive Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity Briefing to Highlight Evidence, Development and Diplomatic Efforts
The U.S. Government will release its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. This historic Action Plan has been designed with input from scientific, faith-based and civil society communities. Preceding the White House launch, a briefing on the first whole-of-government action plan for international assistance to children in adversity will occur, hosted by the Children in Adversity Policy Partnership (CAPP), a coalition of US-based implementing and advocacy organizations, and the PL109-95 Secretariat for Children in Adversity. Panelists representing these communities will highlight the evidence behind the plan, review how the plan will guide the U.S. Government's development and diplomatic efforts for vulnerable children, and provide concrete examples of programs that exemplify the Action Plan's three core objectives:
- Build Strong Beginnings: increase percentage of children reaching full developmental potential
- Put Family Care First: reduce percentage of children living outside of family care
- Protect Children: reduce percentage of girls and boys exposed to violence and exploitation.
The event will be moderated by Kent Hill, World Vision, speakers include Anne Goddard, ChildFund International, Kathleen Strottman, CCAI, Greg Ramm, Save the Children, Elizabeth Styffe, Saddleback Church and Neil Boothby, PL 109-95. The program is interactive and will demonstrate how new science is driving changes in international assistance for children.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
9:30am - 11:00 am
Event: 9:30 - 10:15
Q & A: 10:15 - 11:00
Global Experts in Child Protection:
Anne Goddard, ChildFund International
Kathleen Strottman, CCAI
Greg Ramm, Save the Children
Elizabeth Styffe, Saddleback Church
Neil Boothby, PhD, U.S. Government Special Advisor for PL 109-95
Moderated by: Kent Hill, World Vision
Event will be live streamed by the Huffington Post and is also available through the Press Club. Click here to register for the December 19th event
About the Partnership (CAPP)
The "Children in Adversity" Policy Partnership (CAPP) is a coalition of US-based implementing & advocacy organizations dedicated to accelerating bold and strategic U.S. policy action concerning children in adversity.
For more information, please contact Steering Committee members: