Health and Nutrition Programmes

Adequate health and nutrition is essential for the healthy development of children. Families affected by illness may not be able to work or provide proper care.  Children in these situations are at risk of dropping out of school in order to care for a sick adult and work in order to replace lost income.  If the caretaker dies from the illness, the child risks a number of negative outcomes including living on the street or being placed in institutional care.

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Bromley, Debbie; Sampson, Liz; Brettle-West, Jo; O'Reilly, Michelle - Journal of Child Health Care,

This study used focus groups with 49 Looked-After-Children (LAC) in the UK to explore how to improve communication practices and ways of gaining feedback to facilitate quality improvement across healthcare.

Rekha Thapar, et al - AIDS Research and Treatment,

In this cross-sectional study 86 children orphaned by AIDS residing in care giving institutions for HIV positive children in Mangalore were assessed for their clinico-epidemiological profile and nutritional status.

Juan José Hernández-Morante, et al -Nutrition,

The objective of this study was to evaluate the health status and anthropometrical development of adopted children from Ethiopia living in southern Spain.

LVCT Health, Maestral International,

This Facilitator Manual is part of the Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Services Training Package. It an overview of the workshop, detailed agenda, facilitation notes and training preparation tools.

LVCT Health, Maestral International,

This Participants' Manual is part of the Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Services Training Package. It provides background information, tools and learning aids for participants.

Michael O. Ogundele - Advances in Pediatrics and Neonatal Care,

For this study, the authors carried out a retrospective review of looked-after children and young people (LACYP) caseloads in North Somerset Local Authority between Jan and Dec 2018 to ensure national standards are being met and provide a benchmark for future quality improvements.

Darcy L. Strouse Kathryn Moore - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

The purpose of this commentary is to reflect on the utility and possible application of the suggestions and study designs in this special issue to real‐life intervention studies in dynamic context settings.

T Mensah, A Hjern, K Håkanson, P Johansson, A K Jonsson, T Mattsson, S Tranæus, B Vinnerljung, P Östlund, G Klingberg - Acta Paediatrica,

Decades of research confirm that children and adolescents in out‐of‐home care (foster family, residential care) have much greater healthcare needs than their peers. A systematic literature review was conducted to evaluate organizational healthcare models for this vulnerable group.

Allison L. West, Sarah Dauber, Laina Gagliardi, Leeya Correll, Alexandra Cirillo Lilli, Jane Daniels - Child Maltreatment,

The purpose of this systematic review is to synthesize existing research on community- and home-based interventions designed to improve parenting and reduce risk of maltreatment for families with substance-exposed newborns (SENs), applying a program logic framework.

Rebecca Carabez & Jung Eun Kim - Public Health Nursing,

The purpose of this study was to describe the role of Public Health Nurses (PHN) addressing the needs of children and adolescents in foster care.