Changing The Way We Care (CTWWC) is an initiative designed to promote safe, nurturing family care for institutionalized children or children at risk of child-family separation. This includes strengthening families and reforming national systems of care for children, including family reunification and reintegration, development of alternative family-based care (in keeping with the United Nations Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children). CTWWC is a consortium of two partners (Catholic Relief Services and Maestral International), joined, through a Global Development Alliance (GDA), by three donors (McArthur Foundation, USAID and GHR Foundation). CTWWC is operating in a context of growing interest in care reform, and as a result of a growing global understanding that institutional care of children is a significant problem that will be best addressed through collaboration between national, regional and global stakeholders to develop alternative care systems supportive of family care. Grounded in the work of demonstration countries (currently Guatemala, Kenya and Moldova), as well as regional and global engagement, CTWWC intends to help advance government and non-government care systems, civil society initiatives, and public attitudes and behaviors focus on keeping children in safe and nurturing families.
The Child Protection Partnership (CPP) is a consortium comprising of 12 organizations and dozens of independent experts, led by Maestral International, brought together to respond to UNICEF’s Global Long-Term Arrangement for Services for high quality technical expertise in the area of Child Protection. Together, the CPP has a broad technical and regional diversity. Our collective view is that children deserve the best.
CPP organizational members include:
Maestral has collaborated closely with an array of organizations, including ASD Group, Better Care Network, Boston College School of Social Work, The Columbia Group for Children in Adversity, Cornerstone Economic Research, Catholic Relief Services, Family for Every Child, Global Alliance for Children, IATT, IntraHealth International, Inc., MANNET, REPSSI, Save the Children, UNICEF, US-Aid and World Bank Group.