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Yekaterina Chulkovskaya - Al-Monitor5 Sep 2017

Russian children have been found in orphanages throughout Iraq after their parents moved to the country to join radicals of the Islamic State (IS).

Kulmala Meri, Rasell Michael, Chernova Zhanna - The Journal of Social Policy Studies1 Sep 2017

This article studies the causal factors behind the major overhaul of Russia’s system for children in substitute care that has been taking place since the late 2000’s. 

Nikula Jouko & Ivashinenko Nina - Journal of Social Policy Studies1 Sep 2017

This article discusses on-going foster care reform in Russia and analyses possibilities for the evolution of partnerships between stakeholders. 

Elena Bogdanova - The Journal of Social Policy Studies1 Sep 2017

This article examines how Russian SOS Villages are undergoing foster reform, which prescribes a transition from institutional care for children deprived of parental care to family care model. 

Hilary A. Warner et al - Infant Mental Health Journal 16 Aug 2017

This report presents the findings from  a secondary analysis of data from a comprehensive intervention in three baby homes in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The analysis examined whether caregiver-child interaction quality, number of caregiver transitions, and group size mediated the impact of intervention on children's attachment behaviors and physical growth. 

Maria Solodunova, Oleg Palmov, Rifkat J. Muhamedrahimov - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This chapter of Child Maltreatment in Residential Care describes the history of child care institutions in the Russian Federation and the legislative changes implemented to improve the situation of children living in residential care settings. 

Chloe Farand - The Independent26 Jun 2017

An investigation has been opened in the case of a Russian man, who allegedly sexually abused his five foster daughters on a daily basis and has been charged with 729 counts of rape. A second investigation has been opened against the child care service for negligence. 

Angelina Davydova Kommersant - The Straits Times24 Jun 2017

A recruitment agency in Russia is helping young care leavers by providing employment training and coaching as well as supporting them to find employment, while also supporting international and Russion companies to recruit applicants from disadvantaged social backgrounds. 

Joanna Rogers - Family for Every Child1 Apr 2017

This report presents the findings from a study that aimed to explore the application in practice of the ‘necessity principle’ from the Guidelines on Alternative Care for Children (UN, 2009) by using three quantitative and three qualitative indicators that provide information about whether children and families have received support to the fullest extent possible before a child ends up outside of parental care arrangements in formal or informal care, or living alone. 

Doug Stanglin - USATODAY18 Jan 2017

USA TODAY reports Russia is willing to open up discussions with the United States regarding the possibility of lifting its four-year old adoption ban.

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