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.
According to the article, the Child and Family Services unit of the Manitoba government in Canada has been using hotels to house foster children, despite the province’s promises to end this practice over the last decade.
Manitoba is trying an unconventional new approach to addressing the current foster care crisis in the aboriginal community, in which many children are being removed from their cultural communities. With this new solution, when a child protection worker is called to investigate a suspected case of child abuse, it is the parents who will be removed from the home, rather than the children.
The Cabinet minister of women and child development (WCD) is dissatisfied with the progress made on the inquiry into the alleged child marriage racket being run at the Mahila Swikar Kendra orphanage in Baramati, India and has therefore ordered a high-level inquiry into these offenses, says the article.
Adam Crasper, a man who was adopted from South Korea to the United States in 1979 now faces deportation as he was never naturalized as a US citizen. This article explores his tale in-depth and sheds light on immigration issues related to intercountry adoption.
In this UNICEF blog post, the author, Benjamin Perks, describes the many detrimental effects of institutionalization on young children and infants. The author highlights the 2012 Call to Action to eradicate placement of children under 3 in large scale institutions in Central Asia and Central and Eastern Europe and the advances made since then in reducing the numbers of children in institutions in the region.
Anglicare, a welfare organization in Australia, is calling for a drastic change in the foster and state care systems, says the article. The organization is advocating for foster care funding to be extended to 21-year-olds.
Interview with Anna McKeon, Communication Consultant, Better Volunteering Better Care Network ( Part I)
Better Volunteering, Better Care consultant, Anna McKeon, gave an interview for Sharing4Good about orphanage volunteering. In the interview, she discusses how she became involved in the issue of orphanage volunteering, defines orphanage tourism and its potential harms, identifies common motivations for orphanage volunteering, lists the countries where it is most problematic, and proposes some solutions or alternatives.
A small number of Native American tribes in the USA are receiving federal foster care assistance. This article explores why.
A recent report from the Inspector General of the United States has revealed that many children in foster care in the US who are enrolled in the Medicaid health insurance program are not receiving adequate medical care, says the article.
Local authorities in Kathmandu, Nepal have removed 16 children from a children’s shelter where they had been living in “horrible conditions,” according to the article.