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.
"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.
The licenses of 16 Child Care Institutions (CCI) in Jharkhand, India have been revoked "following a report submitted by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) with a recommendation to take action against 31 such shelter homes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.
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).
Shambhu, Dayal Sharma; Rajesh, Sasidharan K.; Subramanya, P. - Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research1 Nov 2018
The aim of this study was to examine associations between mindfulness and psychological factors (i.e., depression, cognitive function, positive emotion, and negative emotion) among adolescent orphans in children's care homes in India.