Svetlana Shpiegel, Michele Cascardi - Children and Youth Services Review4 Nov 2017
In this study, data from the US National Youth in Transition Database were used to evaluate the associations between childbirth at three time points (prior to age 17, ages 17–19, and ages 19–21) and females’ socioeconomic outcomes and risk indicators at age 21 (n = 3173).
An inter-agency group, co-facilitated by Better Care Network and Save the Children, has developed a learning tool designed to enable national actors to determine the extent to which their country has effectively implemented the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and to identify the priorities for change still ahead.
Huseynli A - National Center for Biotechnology Information, PubMed3 Nov 2017
This study examined the status of the State Program on Deinstitutionalization and Alternative Care (SPDAC), a public policy aimed at transforming 55 institutions covering 14,500 children during 2006-2016 in Azerbaijan.
Janelle Retka, Chhorn Phearun, and Kong Meta - The Phnom Penh Post 2 Nov 2017
This article from the Phnom Penh Post discusses recent government reforms of orphanages in Cambodia in response to the rising incidence of families sending children to these institutions for educational opportunities that are not available in some communities.
Ellen-ge D. Denton, George J. Musa & Christina Hoven - Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health2 Nov 2017
Guided by an ideation-to-action theoretical framework for suicide prevention, the goal of the proposed research study is to describe and identify risk and protective factor correlates of youth suicidal behaviour among those at highest risk for suicide – orphans who reside in a low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutional setting.