Lumos11 Nov 2014

The video discusses the institutionalization of eight million children in Central and Eastern Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall, and underscores that many of the children these orphanages have families. 

Vocativ21 Oct 2014

In this video, Vocativ, in collaboration with MSNBC, went to Guangzhou, China, to meet some of the parents who had used baby hatches. 

Tess Purling and Nadia Colbourn - CQUniversity14 Oct 2014

Two Digital Media students at CQUniversity, a university in Queensland Australia, created an animated video which encourages people to register to become foster or kinship care to children in Queensland.

Al Jazeera English3 Oct 2014

This video investigates a children’s care home in Japan, one of about 600 such institutions in the country. 

Dr. Mike Evans23 Sep 2014

This animated video, made by Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, illustrates the impacts of trauma and negative experiences on young children’s brain development and the ways in which healthy cognitive development can be promoted.

BBC16 Sep 2014

A Documentary film investigating the Irish Catholic Church's role in an adoption trade which saw thousands of illegitimate children taken from their mothers and sent abroad, often with donations to the Church flowing in the other direction.

BBC TWO16 Sep 2014

In this documentary, Martin Sixsmith undertakes an investigative journey to determine the role of the Irish Catholic Church in the adoption “trade” that led thousands of children of unwed parents to be separated from their mothers and adopted abroad.

Keke Marc Robertson - ABC8 Sep 2014

This animated video, made for an Australian audience, illustrates the orphanage industry in Cambodia, particularly how Australian “voluntourists” unwittingly contribute to the exploitation and traumatization of children in orphanages.

Katie Mark - The Guardian7 Sep 2014

This video from the Guardian depicts the impact of the Ebola crisis on the foster care system in Sierra Leone.

TED: Nadine Burke Harris1 Sep 2014

In this TED talk, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains how childhood trauma--such as abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse--has real, tangible effects on the development of the child's brain. Children who have experienced high levels of trauma and adverse childhood experiences are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. This is because of the body's stress response system, which is activated repeatedly during childhood by the adversity. 


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