Central America

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Disability Rights International 9 Aug 2017

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called for urgent action to reintegrate children and psychiatric detainees who have been living in institutions into their communities

Afton R. Kirk, Christina J. Groark, and Robert B. McCall - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This chapter from Child Maltreatment in Residential Care provides an overview of institutional care in Latin America and the Carribean, describes current efforts toward deinsitutionalization and child care reform in the region, and discusses practical suggestions for further research and reform.

Jorge Hevia-Orozco, Araceli Sanz-Martin, Miguel Angel Guevara and Marisela Hernández-Gonzalez - Abnormal & Behavioral Psychology26 Jul 2017

This study investigated and compared electroencephalogram (EEG) functioning between a group of institutionalized adolescents and a never institutionalized group of adolescents during a social decision making task. 

Beatriz San Román & Karen S Rotabi - International Social Work 24 Jul 2017

This study investigated how adoptive and prospective adoptive parents in Spain deal with signs of fraud and corruption within the intercountry adoption process, illuminating the dismissal of the systemic failures of intercountry adoption and the rights of birth families. 

Sofia Menchu & Richard Chang (Editor) - Reuters12 Jun 2017

Guatemala arrested three human rights officials and two police officers for their alleged responsibility in the death of 41 girls who died in a blaze in a children's shelter.

Lumos2 Jun 2017

Lumos es una organización internacional cuyo trabajo se centra en poner fin a la institucionalización de los niños a nivel mundial para el año 2050.

Lumos2 Jun 2017

Lumos is an international organisation working to end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050.

Lumos2 Jun 2017

El Director de Programas e Incidencia estará ubicado en Panamá (aunque podrían considerarse otras ubicaciones), ocupará un puesto a tiempo completo, reportará directamente al Director General Adjunto y será responsable de la ejecución operativa general, la elaboración de políticas y la incidencia en la región de América Latina y el Caribe.

Lumos2 Jun 2017

Based in Panama (alternative locations would be considered), this full time role will report directly to the Deputy CEO and is responsible for overall operational delivery, policy development and advocacy in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

UNHCR31 May 2017

As the number of children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras soars, UNHCR is launching a campaign for US$18 million in vital aid.