The focus of ISSA's three-day 2017 Conference: Local Responses, Global Advances: Towards Competent Early Childhood Systems will examine how the speed of change in today’s world requires substantial shifts in the ways early childhood systems are designed, equipped, governed, financed and supported. The 2017 ISSA Conference will unite the knowledge and practice of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, parents and NGOs from around the world to explore early childhood themes through insightful discussions and interactive sessions, while sharing their wisdom and solutions.
This infographic provides a historical timeline of the alternative care reform process in Moldova, marking key achievements in the establishment of policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs to improve the quality of care and protection for children without adequate family care.
Raquel Barroso, Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, and Vanessa Coelho - Child & Family Social Work13 Sep 2017
This study investigated Portuguese adolescent adoptees' perceptions of their attachment relationships with their adopted parents compared to adolescents living with biological parents and adolescents living in residential care.
Levi van Dam et al. - British Journal of Social Work 12 Sep 2017
This study evaluates the Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) program, which allows youth with complex needs to nominate a mentor from their own social network to collaborate with care professionals and their families as an alternative to out-of-home placement.
Sonya Troller-Renfree, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox - Child Development Perspectives7 Sep 2017
This article utilizes data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project to examine the neural indices of cognitive control and visual attention biases in children who have been institutionalized in order to understand how they influence the emergence of psychopathology in children with experience in institutional care.