This presentation, given at Disability Rights International and the European Network on Independent Living's webinar on the right of all children to a family, outlines the Consensus Statement Position on Group Care for Children and Adolescents of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and reviews the research on the detrimental effects of institutionalization on children from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project and other studies.
Slopen, Natalie; Tang, Alva; Nelson, Charles A.; Zeanah, Charles H.; McDade, Thomas W.; McLaughlin, Katie A.; Fox, Nathan - Psychosomatic Medicine18 Apr 2019
This study, part of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, compared the consequences of long-term high-quality foster care versus standard institution-based care which began in early childhood on cardiometabolic and immune markers assessed at the time of adolescence.
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.
Angela Mazzone, Annalaura Nocentini, Ersilia Menesini - Children and Youth Services Review14 Mar 2019
The present study addressed institutionalised children and staff members' perspectives about bullying in Residential Care settings (RCs) in five European countries (Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy and Romania.).
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.
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.