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Gerald Campbell, a man from the state of Texas in the US who managed an orphanage in Malawi, has just pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the children in his care at the institution. 

Messias Silvano da Silva Filho, Jose Antonio de Lima Neto, Ivana Rios Rodrigues, Modesto Leite Rolim Neto - Current Pediatric Research,

The results of this study suggest that the removal of a child from an institution and its transfer to an improved care environment can lead to a reduced risk of psychopathology, as well as promoting a better social, emotional and cognitive development.

Enjoli Francis & Christine Romo - ABC News,

This article and corresponding video shine light on the current status of residential institutions for children with disabilities in Mexico, who promised to make changes following Disability Rights International’s report, and the little progress made to right the abuses these children have been subjected to.

The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University,

The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University (Toronto, Canada) is offering its annual Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration from May 9-13, 2016.

Karin van Mullem and Arno Rozema,

The video ‘Last Minute Orphanage’ offers an unique insight into the world of volunteering. It tells the story of 3 volunteers who travel to Cuzco Peru to volunteer for a few weeks with children.

Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO),

The annual Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit gathers more than 2,500 advocates, practitioners, and leaders focused on adoption, foster care, and international OVC care.

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University,

This report from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides an overview of the science of early childhood development, particularly brain development and the impacts that early experiences have on brain development.


El presente documento de protección está destinado a guiar las acciones de las instituciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales de Ecuador, en su respuesta humanitaria para la protección de los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes ecuatorianos y sus familias, afectadas por el terremoto ocurrido en fecha 16 de Abril del 2016.

Martin, M., Down, L., & Erney, R. - The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP),

This report highlights the research on the disparities that exist between LGBTQ foster youth and their nonLGBTQ peers, as well as the compounding effects these factors have in relation to other intersecting factors including race, ethnicity, culture and language.

Child Welfare Information Gatewa,

This Factsheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information for families who are reunifying after placement in foster care the US.