Caring for Orphaned, Abandoned and Maltreated Children: Bucharest Early Intervention Project - Powerpoint Presentation

Charles Nelson, Nathan Fox, Charles Zeanah, Dana Johnson

A powerpoint presentation made by the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) group at the January 10th, 2007 Better Care Network Discussion Day in Washington DC. The powerpoint summarizes the BEIP groups findings on the long term impacts of institutional care on young children. Two control groups were used: children who spent some time in institutional care but were then moved into foster homes, and children who were never institutionalized. The findings show that institutional care has long term damaging effects on brain development.