Rep. Gloria Macapagal has filed a bill entitled "Act Codifying the Alternative Child Care Laws of the Philippines" to address the worsening problem of neglected and “overage children,” who are often labeled unfit for adoption.
Four new group homes with smaller staff to child ratios are being set up in Singapore for children with greater needs and especially challenging behaviors. Staff will be trained using new 'Training Framework for Residential Care,' in which Malaysian government has invested $7 million over four years.
Janet C. Mann and Dr. Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks - Jessica Kingsley Publishers13 Jul 2017
This book draws on over 20 years of work in foster care, along with current attachment research and theory, to question traditional foster care models, make recommendations for improved models of care and interventions, and aid social workers and care professionals to better understand families in crisis and inform their practice.
Lauren Heidbrink - The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences12 Jul 2017
Based on a three-year, multi-sited ethnography with unaccompanied migrant children and their families, this paper investigates how U.S. institutional policies of immigration detention and family reunification impact migrant children and their families.
Improvements to Ireland's Child and Family Agency Tusla’s foster care system - including proper checks, increased social workers and staff, and out-of-hours telephone and emergency support - will be implemented later this year.
When three missing children living in an Bengaluru orphanage were brought to register for Aadhaar cards (India's resident identification card), it was discovered they already had cards issued in their names. Authorities were able to track their parents using the card, and the children were reunited with their families.
Sean Callahan, Georgette Mulheir, and Philip Goldman - The CRUX12 Jul 2017
Directors of Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International, and Lumos discuss the negative implications of institutionalizing children and how their proposed project "Changing the Way We Care" will make an impact for the millions of children living outside family care worldwide.