Southern Europe

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Denise Grech - Malta Today22 Sep 2017

During the launch of Malta's public consultation on standards of adoption, the Minister of Family Affairs announced that adoptive families will benefit from up to €10,000 and be partially refunded for travel expenses. 

Raquel Barroso, Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, and Vanessa Coelho - Child & Family Social Work13 Sep 2017

This study investigated Portuguese adolescent adoptees' perceptions of their attachment relationships with their adopted parents compared to adolescents living with biological parents and adolescents living in residential care. 

Asimina Ralli, Schiza Melpomeni, and Tsiatsiou Alexandra - The Open Family Studies Journal 12 Aug 2017

This study investigated the language and psychosocial skills of pre-school aged Greek institutionalized children in comparison to Greek children of the same age raised in a family environment. 

Anna Segura, Noemí Pereda, Georgina Guilera, and Soledad Álvarez-Lister - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This report analyzes the relationship between poly-victimization and the internalizing and externalizing symptoms amongst 12-17 year old youth living in residential care centers in Spain. 

Valentina Calcaterra & Maria Luisa Raineri - Department of Sociology, Catholic University of Milan1 Aug 2017

This article presents the research of the project "Giving Young People a Voice: Advocacy in Children’s Homes," which evaluated the implementation of a visiting advocacy project and services provided by an independent advocate working in children's homes in Italy.  

Beatriz San Román & Karen S Rotabi - International Social Work 24 Jul 2017

This study investigated how adoptive and prospective adoptive parents in Spain deal with signs of fraud and corruption within the intercountry adoption process, illuminating the dismissal of the systemic failures of intercountry adoption and the rights of birth families. 

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)20 Jul 2017

This report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides data on migration throughout the EU from 1-30 June 2017. The report includes data on the child protection situation for migrant children, particularly the identification, emergency placement and accommodation of unaccompanied children. 

Human Rights Watch 19 Jul 2017

Greek authorities on the island of Lesbos are inaccurately identifying and registering unaccompanied migrant children as adults upon their arrival, denying young people the care and protection they deserve. 

Marta Casonato, Sarah Nazzari, Alessandra Frigerio - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 17 Jul 2017

This study measured the effectiveness of a Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline program for mothers and their 10- to 36-month-old children placed in parental residential care. 

Ralli M. Asimina, Schiza Melpomen, Tsiatsiou Alexandra10 Jul 2017

This study examined language and psychosocial skills of Greek institutionalized children in comparison to children of the same age brought up in family-based care. 


language and psychosocial skills of Greek institutionalized children in comparis