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Dileep V Kumar - The New Indian Express8 May 2019

The government of the Indian state of Kerala is considering a plan to deinstitutionalize their residential care system, reintegrating children from child care institutions into their families of origin or finding family-based alternative care options such as foster care and adoption, according to this article from the New Indian Express.

Family for Every Child21 Apr 2019

Family for Every Child is looking for a Knowledge Management Coordinator to strengthen the Alliance’s capacity to transform information into knowledge, which both informs their own joint work and is used to evidence impact, and influence others. 

Vageshwari Deswal - Times of India19 Apr 2019

This opinion piece by Vageshwari Deswal in the Times of India makes the case for promoting and strengthening foster care in India.

Aditi R - Times of India8 Mar 2019

Child rights activists in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have lauded the Australian government's recent inclusion of orphanage trafficking in their Modern Slavery Act and the country's efforts to cut off support to overseas orphanages, according to this article from the Times of India.

Phillips Adrian, Saxena Ratna, Abraham Ronny Thomas - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond26 Feb 2019

To ensure protection of children from institutional abuse, there is an urgent need to review the existing laws in terms of their efficacy to protect children and feasibility in implementation. The present study suggests possible solutions, by trying to understand standardized and effective models of care systems and mechanisms.

Ambika Pandit - Times of India9 Feb 2019

"A total number of 1,265 children have been reported to have died in specialised adoption agencies (SAAs) across states between April 2014 to January 31, 2019," according to this article from the Times of India.

Elizabeth Donger, Jacqueline Bhabha, Ayesha Mehrotra and Miriam Chernoff - Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights1 Feb 2019

This study documents and evaluates the harm prevention work carried out by the children’s rights nonprofit Aangan Trust since late 2015 in Konia, a peri-urban slum area in Varanasi, a large city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Mukesh Ranjan - The New Indian Express20 Jan 2019

The licenses of 16 Child Care Institutions (CCI) in Jharkhand, India have been revoked "following a report submitted by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) with a recommendation to take action against 31 such shelter homes in the State," according to this article from the New Indian Express.

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, et al - Children and Youth Services Review24 Dec 2018

The study's objective was to determine what successful caregivers of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in diverse countries do to sustain their positive mental health.

Panchali Datta(Pal), Sutapa Ganguly, B. N. Roy - International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine10 Dec 2018

A cross-sectional comparative descriptive study was conducted among 300 children of age 6-12 years from a pediatric outpatient department of a selected hospital and 300 children from selected orphanages in Kolkata to compare the prevalence of behavioral disorders in children under parental care and out of parental care using Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ).

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