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Stephen Hanmer D’Elía


Stephen Hanmer D’Elía is a research fellow with Georgetown University’s Collaborative on Global Children’s Issues. D’Elía led UNICEF’s work with religious communities from 2008 to 2012, including the development of global policies and strategies for over 160 country offices. Other experience includes directing youth and parent support programs for one of the largest child welfare agencies in the United States and overseeing child protection and refugee programs with leading humanitarian organizations in Africa and the Middle East. D’Elía also conducts individual and group therapy with young people and families. He has lived and worked in more than 20 countries. D’Elía is a member of the Working Group on Child Rights and Family Values, part of the Culture of Encounter Project.