Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
This article from the Chronicle of Social Change describes the establishment of a new organization in the U.S. aimed at helping to replicate the 30 Days to Family program, an intense, short-term intervention to place children with relatives within a month of entering foster care.
"Over 30,000 children in Guatemala were adopted internationally decades ago but some have learned they were taken away from their birth families," says this article from NBC News.
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The current Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic, has written a letter expressing concern about the placement of children with disabilities in institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to this article from the Sarajevo Times.
In this episode of Our World from BBC News, film maker Kate Blewett examines what's happened to the children she met in Mogilino, Bulgaria in 2007 and reveals the reality of life for children in some of the new Group Homes.
This dispatch from Human Rights Watch calls on Armenia to invest less in institutionalization and more in community-based services for families.
According to this article from Info Migrants, the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced a new scheme designed to protect unaccompanied migrant minors who have arrived in Greece.
In this opinion piece for the Chronicle of Social Change, Theresa Covington, the director of the Within Our Reach office at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the director of the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, describes the need for better data sharing to prevent child maltreatment fatalities in the United States.
"Armenia’s top intelligence agency—the National Security Service (NSS)—has launched a criminal investigation into reports of illegal international adoptions which allegedly took place between 2016 and 2018," according to this article from the Armenian Weekly.
In this opinion piece for the Guardian, Harriet Ward - Emeritus professor of child and family research of Loughborough University - argues that UK policy since the passage of the Children Act of 1989 has moved away from promoting children’s satisfactory development and welfare.
This documentary from Noticias Telemundo shares the stories of children in Guatemala who were separated from their parents and sold for adoption.