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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.

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Romanian Children in Care Plied with “Unnecessary” Prescription Drugs

Sorina Vasile - Balkan Insight

"Vulnerable children under the care of the Romanian state are up to 15 times more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, than other Romanian children, sparking fears that some are being prescribed drugs to subdue challenging behaviour," according to this article from Balkan Insight.

We Created Border Orphanages

Kari Hong - WBUR

In this opinion piece for WBUR, Kari Hong - an assistant professor at Boston College Law School and expert in immigration law, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, criminal law and family law - discusses the use of detention facilities for children at the US border with Mexico despite the "established science that children are best cared for by families, whether their own, adopted or in foster care."

Doctors: Stop Detaining Children and Separating Families

Physicians for Human Rights

This press release from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reports on a recent action by PHR to convene medical professionals and medical students in front of the White House in the US capital "to oppose the harmful detention of families and children at the U.S. southern border."

How the Stress of Separation and Detention Changes the Lives of Children

Isaac Chotiner - The New Yorker

In this Q&A piece for the New Yorker, author Isaac Chotiner interviews Jack P. Shonkoff of Harvard University whose research has addressed the consequences of excessive stress on young children. In the article, Shonkoff discusses "the psychological effects of detention [on children], the differences in how toddlers and teen-agers register trauma, and why kids who appear to have adapted to their circumstances are often at risk of the most serious problems."

New Bill sets tough rules for children's homes in Nakuru

Francis Mureithi - Daily Nation

A new bill in Nakuru County, Kenya has been proposed which, if passed, would impose greater restrictions and regulations on children's homes operating in the county, including more stringent health and safety measures and greater requirements for staff vetting, according to this article from the Daily Nation.

How hard data can help save children at risk

Lisa Davies - The Sydney Morning Herald

This editorial piece from the Sydney Morning Herald describes a new report released by the Government of New South Wales, Australia entitled 'Forecasting Future Outcomes,' which "gives a hard financial justification and a possible methodology for early intervention to protect certain vulnerable groups of young people before it is too late."