The content of this Call to Action comes from what was heard from young people with care experience as well as from the professionals working with them. It outlines three primary actions to realize careleavers' rights in the law and in practice and to allocate adequate funds for realizing these rights.
Gillian Mann y Emma de Vise-Lewis - Family for Every Child1 Jun 2019
Pese a que hay un consenso sobre la importancia del cuidado efectivo en las familias para los niños, existe una falta de discusión y acuerdo sobre los componentes precisos de este cuidado. Este informe contribuye a debatir sobre este importante tema al proporcionar perspectivas de los grupos focales con 198 niños y 81 adultos de Brasil, Colombia, Egipto, México, Rusia, Ruanda y Zimbabue.
Gillian Mann and Emma de Vise-Lewis - Family for Every Child1 Jun 2019
There is extensive research demonstrating clearly the importance of a safe and caring family for child wellbeing and development. While there is consensus on the importance of effective care in families for children, there is a lack of discussion and agreement about the precise components of this care. This report contributes to debates on the components of family care by providing perspectives from nearly 200 children and over 80 adults from Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The report demonstrates that there are many commonalities in perspectives on and experiences of care across contexts.
Ranjan Debnath, Alva Tang, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox - Developmental Science30 May 2019
In this article, the authors present findings from a follow‐up assessment from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) - the first longitudinal study to investigate the neurodevelopment of institutionalized infants randomized to a foster care (FCG) intervention versus care as usual (CAUG)- of brain electrical activity as indexed by resting EEG at age 16 years.
Katherine L. Guyon-Harris, Kathryn L. Humphreys, Devi Miron, Mary Margaret Gleason, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox, Charles H. Zeanah - Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology22 May 2019
In a sample of 136 Romanian children from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP), who were exposed to early psychosocial deprivation in the form of institutional care, the authors of this study examined caregiver-reported and observer-rated signs of disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED).
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.
Sendrine Constant, Balwant Godara, Thierry Agagliate, Nihaalini Kumar, Amara Amara - International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries26 Apr 2019
This paper presents an overview of ChildHub, a peer learning and capacity-building network for child protection professionals initially developed and deployed in South-East Europe, and outlines a proposal for contextualizing ChildHub to Africa and South Asia.
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.