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.
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.
Joshua Ostroff - Huffington Post Canada 7 Apr 2015
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.
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.
Hamish Fitzsimmons - ABC Radio Australia 28 Mar 2015
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.
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 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.
Darian Woods - Social Justice Solutions12 Mar 2015
This article highlights recent research from the US revealing that supporting youth in transitioning from foster care can help to promote strong mental health and to protect youth from developing mental health difficulties later in life.