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Unreported World, Channel 4 Television21 Nov 2013

This documentary produced for Channel 4 Television goes undercover to explore the reality behind 'Voluntourism' in Nepal.

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University31 Oct 2013

This 6-minute video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University explains the importance of human interaction with a caregiver to an infant’s brain development and the dangers of neglect to a child’s cognitive development, particularly the neglect that occurs in institutional settings.

Child’s i Foundation11 Jul 2013

This video describes the work of the Alternative Care Panel in Uganda, a panel composed of professionals who assess the stability of potential adoptive or foster parents to determine if the parents can provide for needy and vulnerable children, with the ultimate goal of keeping children out of institutional settings and in family-based care.

 

Lemn Sissay, TEDx Houses of Parliament28 Jun 2013

In this TED talk, Lemn Sissay recalls his experiences of the care system, the search for his birth family and the insights this has given him.

Journeyman Pictures28 May 2013

In this video report, Journeyman Pictures follows a man who has opened a “baby box” in South Korea where women can anonymously drop off their unwanted babies.

Jack Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University; Frontiers of Innovation (FOI)30 Apr 2013

This 5-minute animated video depicts a theory of change for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University1 Jan 2013

A series of three videos on how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains.

UNICEF 1 Nov 2012

This report gives an overview of the documentary reality TV series, “Life as it is-foster families,” which UNICEF in Bulgaria launched in 2010 as a part of its agenda to stop children under 3 years of age from being placed in institutions and to close the infant homes for institutional care.

TED 31 Oct 2012

In this TED video, Georgette Mulheir, CEO of Lumos, an NGO dedicated to ending worldwide systematic institutionalization, describes how orphanages can cause irreparable damage to children both mentally and physically and urges to end reliance on them by finding alternate ways of supporting children in need.

Lemn Sissay23 Oct 2012

In this TED Talk, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his story of growing up in foster care in the UK. 

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