Lauren Heidbrink - The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences12 Jul 2017
Based on a three-year, multi-sited ethnography with unaccompanied migrant children and their families, this paper investigates how U.S. institutional policies of immigration detention and family reunification impact migrant children and their families.
Sean Callahan, Georgette Mulheir, and Philip Goldman - The CRUX12 Jul 2017
Directors of Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International, and Lumos discuss the negative implications of institutionalizing children and how their proposed project "Changing the Way We Care" will make an impact for the millions of children living outside family care worldwide.
When three missing children living in an Bengaluru orphanage were brought to register for Aadhaar cards (India's resident identification card), it was discovered they already had cards issued in their names. Authorities were able to track their parents using the card, and the children were reunited with their families.
Lumos, Global Alliance for Chidren, Comic Relief11 Jul 2017
This online advocacy tool shares a multitude of social media graphics to be used and shared in promotion of the #ChildrenCount17 campaign. The campaign intends to bring attention to data gaps on vulnerable children living outside traditional family environments and bring together key actors to come up with a solution to ensure all children are counted.
This briefing the first in a series describing a programme of the Howard League for Penal Reform, which is intended to clarify why so many children in residential care in England and Wales are being criminalised at higher rates than their peers and identify examples of best practice to prevent their unnecessary criminalisation.
In this exclusive interview with ChristianeAmanpour of CNNInternational, J.K. Rowling discusses her inspiration for founding Lumos, the impact of institutionalisation on child development and attachment, and how orphanage volunteering and foreign donations are harming vulnerable children around the world.