We are a worldwide network of cleft professionals and cleft charity leaders with an interest in promoting Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) in resource-constrained contexts.

 

The objectives of the Circle of Cleft Professionals (CoCP) are to:

 

  • Facilitate collaboration and networking among Cleft Professionals with an interest in multidisciplinary care in resource-constrained contexts.

  • Communicate the impact and learning occurring within Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC)  projects.

  • Support local teams’ growth in implementing CCC.

What do we mean by Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC)?

Why join the CoCP?

  The Circle of Cleft Professionals is free to join. Members have access to:
Webinars: Exclusive access to monthly webinars, led by world-renowned cleft professionals. See examples of our previous webinars here. 
CoCP Newsletter: Receive bi-annual Newsletters designed to: summarize project learnings and results, provide updates from CoCP partner organizations, and spotlight CoCP members and CCC teams.
View our latest Newsletter here.

Discussion Forum: CoCP members are invited to participate in our Slack forum, dedicated to facilitating discussions and questions among CoCP members from across the globe.

Resources: Members have the opportunity to access and share resources and results on the CoCP Resources. View the Resources here. 

 Upcoming Webinars


May 28 | Empowering Parents of Children with Cleft Palate Speech Disorders

With Dr. Triona Sweeney and Dr. Debbie Sell


June 09 | Principles of Partnership

With Jessica Fraser & Beatrice Waddington

 Resources for Cleft Professionals

All CoCP Members have access to the CoCP Resources, which includes articles, project updates, stories, and links shared for cleft professionals. CoCP Members also have the opportunity to share their own research or publications in the CoCP Resources. 

To learn more, email info@cleftcircle.org

Member Stories & Updates

Resources for Speech Therapy in Ethiopia

Transforming Faces announces the creation of the very first SLT training video materials available in two of the widely spoken languages in Ethiopia. These speech therapy training resources were designed by SLT expert, Dr. Cate Crowley. Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College’s Speech Team of Berhane Abera and Hirut Menguistu also feature prominently in these resources.

Smile Train's Comprehensive Care Programs Helped Save Baby Isaac's Life

Article written by Dr. Catherine Crowley, Professor of Practice​ and Director of the Bilingual Extension Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University and one of Smile Train’s expert speech advisors.

Discovering the Causes of Cleft with Operation Smile

This story is the first of a two-part feature on the International Family Study.

ABMSS Shares Stories of CCC in India

ABMSS has embraced a comprehensive cleft care model in India, and are seeing results!

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