Children Affected by Poverty and Social Exclusion

Around the world, poverty and social exclusion are driving factors behind the placement of children into alternative care.  Families give up their children because they are too poor to care for them, or they feel that it is the best way to help them to access basic services such as education and health care. Discrimination and cultural taboos mean that girls, children with disabilities, ethnic minorities, children with HIV/AIDS and children born out of wedlock, make up a disproportionate number of children abandoned into alternative care.

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Marie Claire Van Hout, Ulla-Britt Klankwarth, Simon Fleißner, Heino Stöver,

In this Health Policy, the authors map the global variation in age restrictions and durations of stay in prison with a primary caregiver. They show a broad range of approaches and provisions for the placement of children in prison.

Justin Rogers, Victor Karunan, Pryn Ketnim, Aphisara Saeli,

This paper presents findings from a qualitative study that explored children's and families' experiences of alternative care in Thailand. The study used arts-based methods to engage 160 children living in a range of care settings.

Asa Kerr-Davis, Saul Hillman, Katharine Anderson, Richard Cross ,

This UK-based paper presents evidence of the importance of screening looked-after children for Adverse Childhood Experiences and demonstrates that the Trauma and Adverse Life Events (TALE) is a valid and reliable tool for this purpose. Adverse and traumatic experiences were highly prevalent in this population and appeared to be closely related with children’s psychosocial wellbeing.

Transforming Children's Care Collaborative,

The objective of this webinar was to present the best practices learnt in the implementation of the foster care system as an alternative to limited child care institutions for children on the move in The Gambia.

Patronella Bimha, Maureen Nokuthula Sibiya,

This exploratory, sequential, mixed-methods study analyses factors that enhance the provision of psychosocial support services and the perceptions of educators towards psychosocial support delivery to orphaned and vulnerable learners in Eswatini.

Ricanos Jaure, Alfred Henry Makura,

This research chapter sought to explore the fusion of education and care in schools in Zimbabwe as a holistic system of support for the left-behind at a school where left-behind children expend most of their time.

Charles Oberg, Hayley Sharma,

The objective of this global study was to review the current literature regarding PTSD in unaccompanied refugee minors (URM). The authors concluded that the high levels of mental health problems experienced in URM are due to exposure to traumatic experiences, separation from parents, and lack of social support.

Yassin Mohammed Yesuf, Adonawit Ayalew Bewketu, Habib Seid Ahmed ,

This study explored the lived experiences of mothers/fathers who secretly abandoned their children in Ethiopia.

Kathryn E. van Doore, Rebecca Nhep,

This article examines the intersections of orphanage trafficking, a form of child trafficking and modern slavery, and the sale and sexual exploitation of children with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals. It outlines the contextual challenges of these intersections highlighting the special protection needs of children residing in institutions and outlines how orphanage tourism and funding undermine care reform efforts of national authorities.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (IASC MHPSS RG),

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