Harmke Leloux-Opmeer, Chris Kuiper, Hanna Swaab, Evert Scholte - Journal of Child and Family Studies13 Nov 2017
Similarities and differences in the (short-term) psychosocial development of children in foster care, family-style group care, and residential care were investigated in a sample of 121 Dutch children one year after their initial placement.
Findings from a Dutch television program have inspired the Government of Netherlands to call for an investigation into the irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka. Investigative journalists claim that at least 11,000 babies from Sri Lanka adopted by foreign couples were either bought or stolen from their parents.
Levi van Dam et al. - British Journal of Social Work 12 Sep 2017
This study evaluates the Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) program, which allows youth with complex needs to nominate a mentor from their own social network to collaborate with care professionals and their families as an alternative to out-of-home placement.
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)20 Jul 2017
This report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides data on migration throughout the EU from 1-30 June 2017. The report includes data on the child protection situation for migrant children, particularly the identification, emergency placement and accommodation of unaccompanied children.
Anouk Goemans, a researcher in clinical child and adolescent studies at the Leiden University in the Netherlands, calls for more screening and monitoring to determine the cause of behavioral issues for children in foster care.