South America

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

Sexual Violence Research Initiative18 Sep 2017

On 18 September 2017, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative will hold its 5th international conference, the SVRI Forum 2017.

Samantha Chaitkin, Nigel Cantwell, Dr. Chrissie Gale, Dr. Ian Milligan, Catherine Flogothier, Claire O’Kane, Dr. Graham Connelly - SOS Children's Villages1 Jan 2017

This synthesis report contains findings of a study that conducted research in six South and Central American, Asian and African countries for the purpose of gaining understanding of the nature, extent, and scope of institutionalization and the feasibility of deinstitutionlisation.

Better Care Network9 Nov 2016

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Better Care Network9 Nov 2016

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

The Baltimore Sun3 Nov 2016

Chilean government reports that 865 children have died under the care of the National Service over the past 11 years.

M. Soledad Segretin1,2, M. Julia Hermida3, Lucía M. Prats, Carolina S. Fracchia, Eliana Ruetti, and Sebastián J. Lipina - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development2 Jun 2016

The aim of the present paper is to systematically review the empirical studies that have analyzed the associations between poverty and cognitive development in children under 18 years of age from Latin American and Caribbean countries between 2000 and 2015.

Messias Silvano da Silva Filho, Jose Antonio de Lima Neto, Ivana Rios Rodrigues, Modesto Leite Rolim Neto - Current Pediatric Research16 May 2016

The results of this study suggest that the removal of a child from an institution and its transfer to an improved care environment can lead to a reduced risk of psychopathology, as well as promoting a better social, emotional and cognitive development.

Karin van Mullem and Arno Rozema5 May 2016

The video ‘Last Minute Orphanage’ offers an unique insight into the world of volunteering. It tells the story of 3 volunteers who travel to Cuzco Peru to volunteer for a few weeks with children.

Carolina Vargas-Porras, Beatriz Villamizar-Carvajal, Edinson Fabian Ardila-Suárez - Enfermería Clínica25 Apr 2016

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with the risk of negligence in child care during the first year of rearing in adolescent and adult mothers.

Carolina Vargas-Porras, Beatriz Villamizar-Carvajal, Edinson Fabian Ardila-Suárez - Enfermería Clínica25 Apr 2016

El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar los factores asociados al riesgo de negligencia en el cuidado del hijo durante el primer año de crianza en madres adolescentes y adultas.

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