This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on Refugee and Migrant Children, including several key resources from the Inter-agency Working Group on Unaccompanied and Separated Children and the Global Conference on Children on the Move. This issue also highlights other recent research, tools, briefs, news, events, job postings, and resources relevant to children's care.
This report sets forth the 2017 official data on immigration arrests and deportations and details the often-wrenching human impact of Trump’s policies on undocumented immigrants, their families, and their US communities.
Armeda Stevenson Wojciak, Lenore M. McWey, Jeffery Waid - Children and Youth Services Review29 Nov 2017
With a sample of 246 youth from a non-profit organization's summer camp program, Camp To Belong, this study examined the association between a warm sibling relationship and resilience for youth in foster care.
In this piece for the Huffington Post, Dr. Shannon Senefeld, Senior Vice President for Overseas Operations at Catholic Relief Services, makes a case explaining why donors (particularly those from the U.S.) should not donate their money to orphanages.
Gerald Kaputo & Joseph Munsanje - Zambia Daily Mail Limited28 Nov 2017
This column briefly explains child abandonment and the use of childcare homes for abandoned children in the Zambian context. The author notes that formal foster care is not a popular mode of alternative care in Zambia and that awareness-raising would help to increase its use in the country.