Faizah Haji Mas’ud - Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World: Global Perspectives16 Jul 2018
This chapter from Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World: Global Perspectives focuses on the institutional care of children and young people deemed ‘at risk’ according to current Malaysian law on child welfare: Malaysian Child Act (2001).
Marjan Mohammadzadeh, Esra Tajik, Hamidin Awang, Latiffah Abdul Latiff - Asian Journal of Psychiatry18 Dec 2017
This article presents the findings of a study that examined the emotional health status and coping mechanisms of adolescents living in residential care facilities in Malaysia, in comparison with that of adolescents living in families.
A.J. Alfred, A.M. Ma’rof, N. Buang - Varia Pendidikan1 Dec 2017
This research was conducted to study the relationships between academic performance, learning motivation, institutionalised environments and guardian involvement of children reared in a Malaysian orphanage.
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.
Nur Khairah Alegria Suner - Free Malaysia Today9 Aug 2017
Malaysian NGO OrphanCare reports that orphanages are reluctant to work with baby hatch centers, which seek to find permanent homes for abandoned babies, due to fear that they will not have enough children to maintain the institutions once they give them up for adoption.
After the death of a Malaysian child in foster care, children's groups call for more rigorous screenings of potential foster and adoptive families, based on standard operating procedures, to keep children safe.