Hilary A. Warner et al - Infant Mental Health Journal 16 Aug 2017
This report presents the findings from a secondary analysis of data from a comprehensive intervention in three baby homes in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The analysis examined whether caregiver-child interaction quality, number of caregiver transitions, and group size mediated the impact of intervention on children's attachment behaviors and physical growth.
Maria Solodunova, Oleg Palmov, Rifkat J. Muhamedrahimov - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017
This chapter of Child Maltreatment in Residential Care describes the history of child care institutions in the Russian Federation and the legislative changes implemented to improve the situation of children living in residential care settings.
An investigation has been opened in the case of a Russian man, who allegedly sexually abused his five foster daughters on a daily basis and has been charged with 729 counts of rape. A second investigation has been opened against the child care service for negligence.
Angelina Davydova Kommersant - The Straits Times24 Jun 2017
A recruitment agency in Russia is helping young care leavers by providing employment training and coaching as well as supporting them to find employment, while also supporting international and Russion companies to recruit applicants from disadvantaged social backgrounds.
This report presents the findings from a study that aimed to explore the application in practice of the ‘necessity principle’ from the Guidelines on Alternative Care for Children (UN, 2009) by using three quantitative and three qualitative indicators that provide information about whether children and families have received support to the fullest extent possible before a child ends up outside of parental care arrangements in formal or informal care, or living alone.
Karen Smith Rotabi and Nicole F. Bromfield1 Jan 2017
Extracting on chronologic data, this book discusses the politics and practice of intercountry adoption starting with the state international adoption to in the 1950s continuing to present-day adoption practice and protections.
McCall, Robert B.; Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J.; Groark, Christina J.; Palmov, Oleg I.; Nikiforova, Natalia V.; Salaway, Jennifer L.; Julian, Megan M.1 Oct 2016
This study examined whether interventions in Russian Baby Homes promoting warm, sensitive, and responsive caregiver-child interactions and relationships would be associated with advantages in those children’s behavior years after they transitioned to family care.
Matt Danzico, Emma Wells and Maxim Lomakin - BBC23 Aug 2016
This news article from the BBC is about a small orphan village south of Moscow, which has been experimenting with what the founders think may be a novel solution to support both foster children and the families who take them in.