Residential Care

Residential care refers to any group living arrangement where children are looked after by paid staff in a specially designated facility. It covers a wide variety of settings ranging from emergency shelters and small group homes, to larger-scale institutions such as orphanages or children’s homes. As a general rule, residential care should only be provided on a temporary basis, for example while efforts are made to promote family reintegration or to identify family based care options for children. In some cases however, certain forms of residential care can operate as a longer-term care solution for children.

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Bewunetu Zewude, Getnet Tadele, Kibur Engdawork, Samuel Assefa,

This scoping review aimed to identify the factors affecting the effectiveness of reintegration interventions targeting children outside family-based care. It aims to provide service providers with concise evidence regarding the situations affecting the effectiveness of reintegrating vulnerable children into the community by reviewing the relevant empirical evidence. Unlike other related reviews that have dealt with reintegration practices in selected regions or a specific country alone the present study considered research undertaken in all regions of the world.

Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Pascal Agbadi, Alhassan Abdullah, Antoine Deliege, Avantee Bansal,

The study's main themes were establishing the need for residential homes for children (RHCs), RHCs not being an ideal family environment and RHCs as respite. Family marital problems, poor financial situation, stigma attached to some children in care, abusive parents and a lack of suitable alternatives when families have a crisis were identified as key factors that impede DI implementation in Ghana.

Changing the Way We Care,

This learning brief reports on the reflection and shares a collection of case studies collated by caseworkers in Kenya. Using Most Significant Change Storytelling, the caseworkers, supervisors and program managers selected and discussed stories from their work. They discussed what lessons these stories and the discussion drew out about the case management practice. The each of the stories illustrates one or more of the case management steps.

Xavier Alarcón, Barbara Mirković,

This qualitative study explores the prevalence and role of natural mentors in the lives of unaccompanied immigrant youth residing in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. The authors' findings suggest that natural mentors provide various types of social support and social capital, which fulfil the emotional or educational needs of young people.

Dan Allen,

This paper considers eight evaluations of an extended care scheme in England known as ‘Staying Close’. Findings suggest that for extended care projects like ‘Staying Close’ to work, any service offer designed to support the transition from residential care to independent living must be seen by the young person, the carer, and the wider social network, as a continuation of earlier efforts to build and nurture a genuinely committed relationship.

Tanya Rujisatiensap, Kanthamanee Ladaphongphatthana, Pusa Srivilas,

This qualitative research aimed to develop the alternative care action plan for Thailand. The method used in this study included the analysis of documents related to the alternative care situations in Thailand and the interviews where the key informants were specifically selected so that the collected data could be used to develop the alternative care action plan.

Shamra Boel-Studt, Taylor Dowdy-Hazlett ,

This U.S.-based study explored youth experiences in residential care at different stages of adolescence.

Revati Patil, Protiva Kundu,

Providing a safe and non-hostile environment for growth is every child's right. Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) and those in conflict with the law. This article discusses the limitations of institutional care and why there is a need to shift focus to Family-Based Alternative Care services (FBAC), especially in the context of COVID-19.

Joshua Blair, Eli Vicarte, Hsin-Ming Chao, Lucia Pannunzio, Fannie Massarsky, Alyssa Yoon, Yarden Kedar, Keith Evan Green - IDC '23: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference,

The aim of this child-centered project is to provide the opportunity for children who have experienced hostile environments and inappropriate care to become aware of, regulate, and express their inner socio-emotional world via tactile and visual experimentation with eMoBo so that they might more easily communicate their feelings and needs with non-biological caregivers, striving for a significant, long-standing improvement in the wellbeing of these children. In this paper, the authors present our designs and envision their use in two use cases.

Fangsong Liu,Na Wang, Harold Chui, Xinhong Wang, Na Chen,

This paper explores the strengths and weaknesses of orphaned children in orphanages in China under the guidance of enrichment theory, and then develops individualized social work service programs to help them acquire more knowledge and provide developmental services by building a trusting partnership with orphaned children and adolescents, guiding them to raise their awareness of self-change, providing supplementary learning education, and helping them to develop their potential and develop their abilities.