International Inter-Agency MOOC course Getting Care Right for All Children – Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

getting 1We would like to draw your attention that the International Inter-Agency MOOC course Getting Care Right for All Children – Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children will start on May 15th 2017. The course is accessible online, free of charge and available in English, French and Spanish.

Since 2016 FICE International is a member of the Steering Group, composed of the following international stakeholders: Better Care Network, Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), Hope and Homes for Children, International Federation of Educative Communities (FICE), International Federation of Social Workers, International Social Service (ISS), RELAF, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International &  UNICEF. The SG, with support of OAK foundation, has been working for development of massive online open course (MOOC) as an important tool to promote the use of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and ensure they inform the basis and inspiration for policy and practice globally.

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Child and Youth Care World Conference in January 2018

2018 Nurturing Hope Conference

4th Biennial California Community Services & 3rd Child and Youth Care World Conference
Hosted by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and the International Child and Youth Care Network
January 15-18, 2018

2018 Nurturing Hope Conference

Crown Plaza Ventura Beach
450 E Harbor Blvd
Ventura CA 93001 USA
Phone: 1-800-842-0800

Early registration opens May 15, 2017
Pre-Conference: $165 ($199 after September 1)
Conference: $395 ($429 after September 1)

About the Conference

Children, youth, and families – as well as those who provide care and support to them – are living in a time where hope for the future is needed. Hope is an integral part of the healing experience and is exactly what those facing difficult circumstances in life need.

This conference aims to explore, restore promote hope for those involved in strengthening fami-lies around the world. Conference keynotes and workshops as well as optional pre-conference and networking opportunities will equip and refresh you in your personal and professional work with children, youth, and families.

For the first time this conference brings together eight years of a statewide conference focused on supporting the most challenged children and youth in the community together with the 3rd Child and Youth Care Conference which has gathered in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), Vienna (Austria), and now in Southern California (USA).

The conference venue is located just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, California – an hour north of Los Angeles International airport or the Bob Hope Burbank airport or a half hour south of the Santa Barbara airport. Rail access is available one block from the hotel from Bob Hope Burbank airport.

You are invited to join like-minded colleagues for four days of learning, networking, and strengthening your work in supporting children, youth, and families.

Who should attend:

• Child & Youth Care practitioners
• Therapeutic Behavioral Services staff (specialists, coaches, supervisors)
• Family members & peers
• Child & family advocates
• CYC/youth development academic program instructors
• Short-term residential treatment program (STRTP) staff
• Wraparound teams
• Social Workers & Associate Social Workers
• Resource families (foster, kinship, adoptive parents)
• Katie A. service providers (ICC, IHBS, TFC)
• Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) staff
• Child welfare, mental health & juvenile justice system personnel
• K-12 educators

This conference is open to the first 320 registrants. Space is limited so register early. Limited scholarships (for registration fees) are available for those traveling from outside North America. For more information contact Darlene Navarro at or 805-366-4064.

21st NACCW Biennial Conference

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2017 International Youth Worker Symposium


Join leading nonprofit professionals and youth workers from around the globe as we gather to reflect upon and improve our practice, deepen our relationships and refresh ourselves as practitioners dedicated to serving young people.

What are you doing November 8-15, 2017?  I have a great idea for something you might just want to put on your calendar right now!

It’s  the International Youth Worker Symposium on the Sea at a fantastic Iberostar Beach Resort in Playa Paraiso, Mexico.

It’s only $600 (pp for double room – for Journey Fellows) and $800 for all other youth workers. This includes:

  •      A week long symposium filled with rich conversations and engaging sessions on important topics for the field of youth development
  •      A youth worker study tour to meet the Youth Workers from the region and learn about the issues facing young people in this area
  •      A great room on the ocean for you and a friend/family member or colleague (yes you can bring family and friends)
  •      All your food/drinks for the week (including taxes and tips)
  •      Your transportation from the Cancun airport.

All you have to get is your flight to Cancun, Mexico and that’s it!  What a deal, right!  Not to mention the great times connecting with youth workers from all over the world as you have fun, relax and renew in the beautiful Yucatan beaches of Mexico.

More information

Symposium registration

Janet R. Wakefield, Child and Youth Care Professional – CYC-P certified

The Journey

Care leavers have the right to be involved!

Care leavers have the right to be involved!


The FICE Network for Care leavers was established in August 2016 during the remarkable summit of more than 65 young care leavers from 13 different countries.

Foto za rastanak_10.03.2017_predsednik FICE Inter, sa predstavnicima FICE Srbija, posle Konferencije

The board of FICE International is delighted to see that in a lot of countries the Vienna Statement for Care Leavers has a great impact and follow-ups are done in an incredible way. So it was a pleasure for me to be present at the meeting of Care Leavers in Serbian Parliament organized by FICE Serbia. Thank you FICE Serbia, and a big thank you to all wonderful young people fighting for the rights I met in Belgrade.