Romania

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Opening Doors for Europe's Children15 Mar 2019

This factsheet highlights the developments and challenges still ahead in Romania and offers key recommendations to the EU and the national government to ensure that children are cared for in family-based settings.

Mark Wade, Nathan A. Fox, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson, Stacy S. Drury - Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry4 Mar 2019

This study draws upon data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP), a longitudinal study exploring the impact of severe psychosocial deprivation on child health and development to examine the relationship between telomere length and psychopathology.

Oliver Gillie - The Independent17 Feb 2019

This article revists a report from February 1990 that shone light on the situation of children in orphanages in Romania and the high rate of HIV infection among them. 

Charles A. Nelson III, Charles H. Zeanah, and Nathan A. Fox - Neural Plasticity15 Jan 2019

The question addressed in this paper from the Neural Plasticity journal is what happens to brain and behavior when a young child is deprived of key experiences during critical periods of brain development.

Mark Wade, Nathan A. Fox, Charles H. Zeanah, and Charles A. Nelson III - PNAS14 Jan 2019

The current study examined longitudinal trajectories of memory and executive functioning (EF) from childhood to adolescence in the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, a randomized controlled trial of foster care for institutionally reared children in Romania.

Katherine L. Guyon-Harris, Kathryn L. Humphreys, Nathan A. Fox, Charles A. Nelson, Charles H. Zeanah - Child Abuse & Neglect20 Nov 2018

The aim of this study is to examine associations between signs of reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED) and social functioning in children with a history of institutional rearing in early adolescence.

Alisa N. Almas, Leanna J. Papp, Margaret R. Woodbury, Charles A. Nelson, Charles H. Zeanah, Nathan A. Fox - Child Development8 Oct 2018

This study examined disruptions in caregiving, as well as the association of these disruptions, with cognitive, behavioral, and social outcomes at age 12 in a sample of 136 Romanian children who were abandoned to institutions as infants and who experienced a range of subsequent types of care.

Alva Tang, Natalie Slopen, Charles A. Nelson, Charles H. Zeanah, Michael K. Georgieff & Nathan A. Fox - Pediatric Research 1 Oct 2018

This study explored whether patterns of catch-up growth affect metabolic and cardiovascular outcomes in previously institutionalized adolescents in Romania.

Jonathan D. Schaefer - JAMA Psychiatry26 Sep 2018

It has long been recognized that early adversity represents a strong risk factor for the development of later psychopathology.

Mark Wade, Nathan A. Fox, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson - JAMA Psychiatry26 Sep 2018

The aim of this study was to examine trajectories of latent psychopathology factors—general (P), internalizing (INT), and externalizing (EXT)—among children reared in institutions and to evaluate whether randomization to foster care is associated with reductions in psychopathology from middle childhood through adolescence.

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