Eastern Europe

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Eastern Europe. Browse the resources by country or category for more specific information.

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Ana Maria Tourma - Balkan Insight2 Jun 2017

Romania's Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes has demanded an official investigation into 771 deaths in the dismal Communist-era orphanages for disabled children.

Charles A.Nelson, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital - Washington Post14 May 2017

A researcher studying Romanian children who were institutionalized as infants describes the impact of social deprivation on the developing brain and their similarities to children with autism. This article suggests understanding the autism features appearing in children who were socially deprived as invants may offer insight into autism more generally and hint at interventions to ease them. 

Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC)10 May 2017

This report by the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC) in Hungary contains information collected during visits to Topház between 15 February 2017 and 18 April 2017 by an MDAC team with experti

Nick Thorpe - BBC News, Hungary4 May 2017

Tophaz Special Home, a 220-bed state institution for the disabled in Hungary, is to be closed following a shock report by a human rights group.

Jovana Arsenijević, et al - Conflict and Health16 Apr 2017

This article discusses the methods, results, and conclusions of a mixed methods study among migrants/refugees attending mobile mental health clinics run by Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) between July 2015 and June 2016, in Serbia – a main transit hub to European countries.

DailyNews Hungary8 Apr 2017

DailyNews Hungary reports Hungary plans to begin transitioning children out of institutional care into foster homes beginning in 2018.

Kenneth A. McLean, Samantha Hardie, Abigail Paul, Gary Paul, Iain Savage, Paul Shields, Rebecca Symes, Joanna Wilson, Catherine Winstanley, Jeni Harden — Disability and Health Journal25 Jan 2017

Three semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with twelve schoolchildren, aged 13–15 years for the purpose of exploring the knowledge and attitudes towards disability of young people

Maxim Tucker – ODR: Russia and Beyond18 Jan 2017

In this issue of ODR, Maxim Tucker details the deinstitutionalization challenges facing Ukraine

Doug Stanglin - USATODAY18 Jan 2017

USA TODAY reports Russia is willing to open up discussions with the United States regarding the possibility of lifting its four-year old adoption ban.

NORC at the University of Chicago15 Jan 2017

NORC seeks two Senior Social Welfare/Child Protection Experts to work in collaboration with NORC’s evaluation experts on the endline evaluation for a U.S. Agency for International development (USAID) funded Displaced Children and Orphan’s Fund (DCOF) project in Burundi and Moldova.

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