World Learning is inviting individuals and organizations to submit proposals to Develop Community-level Case Management Guidance to Support Family Care for Children with Disabilities, for use by those working in child care reform.
Poorly delivered services by the strained U.S. child protection system cause considerable harm to children placed in care. Transforming the child welfare system will require evidenced-based changes in service delivery, including: improved and ongoing training to child welfare workers, enhanced preventive efforts, and the reallocation of resources.
This news report describes how the foreign financing of orphanages in Haiti fuels the growth of a corrupt orphanage industry and enables unregistered institutions in the country to continue operating outside the law.
A Malaysian welfare organization has urged the federal government to set up a special body to regulate and control illegal orphanages in the country due to exploitation and abuse of the children living in the homes.
The Economist describes some of the many issues presented by institutional care in Africa and why some African countries are beginning to shift away from institutional care and toward family-based alternatives.