A study conducted in two residential care facilities in Jamaica found that one in every three youth in care tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI), but laws restrict reproductive health education and enabling access to contraception for young people.
Roderick A. Rose and Paul Lanier - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health28 Sep 2017
This exploratory study used cross-sector administrative records linked across multiple systems, including child welfare records and Medicaid claims, from a single state in the U.S. over a five-year period, to investigate the factors that predict entry into psychiatric residential treatment facilities for children.
This animated video from ACCI Missions & Relief explains how short-term missions in orphanages are harmful to children, why volunteers should avoid volunteering in orphanages overseas, and what kind of programs should be supported instead.
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of Myanmar & UNICEF26 Sep 2017
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of Myanmar, with the support of UNICEF, launched a set of guidelines and minimum standards, alongside monitoring and oversight plans, aimed at bettering the lives of children in residential care.