South America

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UNICEF4 Dec 2017

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist.

Better Care Network10 Nov 2017

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of their examinations of the most recent state reports.

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. 

Alex Sandro Gomes Pessoa, Jaqueline Knupp Medeiros, Débora Belizário da Fonseca, Linda Lienbeberg - Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil24 Oct 2017

This chapter aims to discuss the methodological implications of research with children and adolescents who are living in foster care, with emphasis on the use of visual methods and reflexive interviews.

Eliane Lima Piske, Angela Adriane Schmidt Bersch, Maria Angela Mattar Yunes - Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil24 Oct 2017

This chapter aims to present a research grounded in the bioecology of human development that analyzed shelter institutions through the perceptions of children aged from 7 to 12 years in Brazil.

BBC World Service 28 Sep 2017

Claudio Yanez tells his story about growing up without a family in Chile's public care system. 

Sexual Violence Research Initiative18 Sep 2017

On 18 September 2017, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative will hold its 5th international conference, the SVRI Forum 2017.

Jessaca Leinaweaver - U.S. News12 Sep 2017

Peru's Congress will debate a proposed law that would install "baby boxes" outside hospitals around the country, which would allow for infants to be abandoned safely and without consequence to the person abandoning the child; critics, however, argue that policy should be addressing the root causes of child abandonment and vulnerability, including family planning, education, and family strengthening programs. 

Derecho fácil, Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos8 Aug 2017

Este recurso describe Ley 27.364 de Argentina, Programa de acompañamiento a jóvenes sin cuidados parentales.​

Afton R. Kirk, Christina J. Groark, and Robert B. McCall - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This chapter from Child Maltreatment in Residential Care provides an overview of institutional care in Latin America and the Carribean, describes current efforts toward deinsitutionalization and child care reform in the region, and discusses practical suggestions for further research and reform.

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