South America

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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.

Ecuador Eco Volunteer2 Aug 2017

This blog post from Ecuador Eco Volunteer describes the issues associated with orphanage volunteering and the reasons the company does not connect volunteers with orphanage placements. 

Mariana Incarnato - Doncel25 Jul 2017

This document describes the Support Program for Young People Ageing Out without Parental Care, Argentine National Law 27.364, adopted unanimously by The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of Argentina on May 31, 2017. 

Lilian de Jesus Fontel Cunha Donato, Celina Maria Colino Magalhaes, and Laiane da Silva Corrêa - Scientific Research Publishing16 Jun 2017

This study aimed to investigate the profile and care practices of educators teaching at institutional shelters for children in the state of Pará, comparing two contexts, the metropolitan region of Belém (RMB) and the interior region of the state (IE).

Manuela Garcia Quiroga, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Margarita Ibañez Fanés - Child Abuse & Neglect13 Jun 2017

The aim of this study was to compare outcomes for children living in three different types of care in Chile: biological parental care, residential care, and foster care. 

Lumos2 Jun 2017

Lumos es una organización internacional cuyo trabajo se centra en poner fin a la institucionalización de los niños a nivel mundial para el año 2050.

Lumos2 Jun 2017

Lumos is an international organisation working to end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050.