A special issue of Children and Youth Services Review, titled “Economic Dimensions of Child Protection and Well-being”, was guest-edited by Dr. Lindsay Stark, associate professor of clinical population and family health at the Mailman School’s Program on Forced Migration and Health and colleagues in the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network. Dr. Stark currently serves as principal investigator and executive director of the CPC Learning Network, a consortium of agencies and academic institutions that work together on global learning associated with children in disaster and war settings.
Nine articles in this special issue examine the economic strengthening initiatives that influence children’s developmental outcomes in diverse contexts throughout the world. Studies focus on the impact of economic interventions on child protection and family-level outcomes as well as the need for economic strengthening programs and non-economic interventions to maximize impact on health, education, and overall well-being.
Dr. Stark has over a decade of experience leading applied research on protection of women and children in humanitarian settings. Dr. Stark’s particular area of expertise is measuring sensitive and difficult-to-measure social phenomenon. She is the author of multiple publications on the rehabilitation and resiliency of former child soldiers and survivors of sexual violence, and previously served as the director of research and curriculum at the Center on Child Protection, a teaching and research center jointly established by Columbia University, the University of Indonesia, UNICEF and the Government of Indonesia.
Read the editorial Economic Dimensions of Child Protection and Well-Being and access the full issue of Children and Youth Services Review.