Fabiane Friedrich Schütz, Luciana Cassarino-Perez, Vitória Ermel Córdova - Psychosocial Well-being of Children and Adolescents in Latin America9 May 2017
This chapter aims to (1) review results of recent studies, conducted in different countries, on the subjective well-being of children; (2) provide an overview of residential care in Brazil; (3) discuss recent research findings from the Research Group on Community Psychology (GPPC) of well-being in children in southern Brazil; and (4) discuss the specifics of the research context with children on state protection.
Daisy Lemus, Susan P. Farruggia, Gary Germo, Esther S. Chang - Children and Youth Services Review5 May 2017
This study focuses on the plans, goals, and concerns of foster care youth prior to leaving care. Participants were 179 pre-emancipated youth between the ages of 17 and 20 years old (M = 17.82, SD = 0.79) from a large metropolitan area in Southern California.
Michael J. MacKenzie, Ph.D., M.S.W., Emily Bosk, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., and Charles H. Zeanah, M.D. - The New England Journal of Medicine3 May 2017
This perspective piece, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in the United States offers an opinion regarding the separation of children from their families due to immigration policies in the U.S.
The 2017 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the world, seeking together to give empirically-validated answers to the question of how we can elevate care for vulnerable children.