This video from the Economist explores the history of institutionalization in Romania and the efforts now underway to transition to family-based care and small group homes for children. The video features an interview with an adult who grew up in one of Romania's many institutions describing the conditions and abuses she experienced and the need for reform in the system. The video also highlights the work of Hope and Homes for Children, in partnership with the Romanian government, to close all large-scale institutions in Romania, reintegrate children with their families where possible, and transition to other forms of alternative care in the country.
Romania's last orphanages
7 Aug 2018