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.
Sidney Goldberg, Founder of the Pathways to Development Program - Huffington Post 6 Jan 2015
In this Huffington Post Blog piece, Sidney Goldberg - founder of the Pathways to Development Program at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in Chicago - shares his views on needed reform of the child welfare system in the United States.
Mirah Riben, The Blog - Huffington Post 3 Jan 2015
In this blog piece from the Huffington Post, Mirah Riben describes the phenomenon of “re-homing” in which many adoptive parents in the United States, typically of internationally adopted children, give up those adopted children after a period of time, often times to people who are not properly vetted and who may harm the children.
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee - National Geographic1 Jan 2015
In this article, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee discusses the critical brain development that happens in the first year of a baby’s life, and the impact that growing up in poverty has on that cognitive development.
A couple in the US is suing an adoption agency that they claim misled them about two children they adopted from Russia. The judge in their case has made a preemptive decision to bar the couple from using the “black market” to rehome the children if he rules not to allow the parents to vacate the adoption.
The Ghana NGOs Coalition on Rights of the Child (GNCRC) has recently urged the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) and others to provide parenting and counselling support services regularly to parents and children to enhance parent-child relationships.