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ISS General Secretariat was invited to the 2016 RELAF Seminar on Deinstitutionalization and Prevention of Separation in Panama City. Jeannette Wöllenstein, Children's Rights Officer, presented the forthcoming Massive Open Online Course on Alternative Care as an inter-agency effort to train professionals, thinking out of the box and ensuring a global impact. More than 90 professionals representing government authorities, NGOs and other international organisations came together to discuss the current situation of children in alternative care in the Latin-American region, the state of play of the implementation of the UN Guidelines and to share regional and national experiences on deinstitutionalization, prevention processes as well as foster care programs. Moreover, this seminar gave ISS the opportunity to meet with potential partners to strengthen the network in the region.