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This news report describes how the foreign financing of orphanages in Haiti fuels the growth of a corrupt orphanage industry and enables unregistered institutions in the country to continue operating outside the law.
The Social and Health Management software (SOHEMA) Child Case Management System (CCMS), a new software system in Jamaica, will allow child protection officers to upload and track cases of children in the child protection system.
This chapter from Child Maltreatment in Residential Care provides an overview of institutional care in Latin America and the Carribean, describes current efforts toward deinsitutionalization and child care reform in the region, and discusses practical suggestions for further research and reform.
The Guardian discusses the repercussions of funding and volunteering in Haitian orphanages, based on the findings from Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children’s Rights, a recent Lumos report.
This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child during the seventy-fifth session (15 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This article discusses findings from the recent Lumos report Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children's Rights, stressing the circumstances under which children enter into residential care as well as the prevalence of abuse within the care system.
Pour comprendre la raison pour laquelle les orphelinats continuent de se développer en Haïti et la façon dont ils affectent les enfants, Lumos a mené une enquête sur les modes de financement et les ramifications de la vie en orphelinat sur les enfants élevés entre leurs murs.
In this report, Lumos investigates the funding patterns of Haitian orphanages as well as the ramifications of orphanage life for the children raised within them to better understand why orphanages continue to flourish in the country.
CRS/Haiti is seeking a Start-up Specialist to ensure timely and quality program design and startup of the 4Children program, in close collaboration with the Head of Health, Health and Child Wellbeing Program/Project Managers, 4Children implementing consortium partners, 4Children HQ staff and other CRS staff and partners.
The CPC Learning Network’s Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane will host a webinar on Friday, June 9th, at 10am EDT to share findings and lessons learned from two pilots of the Measuring Separation in Emergencies (MSiE) project, an inter-agency initiative intended to strengthen emergency response programs for unaccompanied and separated children. They will also offer recommendations for next steps in the development of tools and methods in the field.