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ICEB is receiving manuscripts that address alternative care in South Asia for the March and September 2021 issues.
UNICEF India is seeking a consultant to support implementation of the UNICEF programme for alternative care.
This article from BBC News shares the story of one family from Pakistan who came to the UK to seek medical treatment for one of their children, leaving their eldest son behind with his grandmother in Pakistan. The grandmother later became ill and placed the boy in an orphanage where he is now "stuck" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comment from the Lancet reviews the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on children's mental health, including children who are separated from their caregivers.
The present research contains two studies: in Study 1 the authors compared prosocial behavior between emerging adults with left-behind experience (EA-LB) and their non-left-behind counterparts; in Study 2, the authors, adopting a sub-sample of Study 1, examined the direct and interactive effects of parental autonomy support, mindfulness, and gender on prosocial behavior in EA-LB.
The state of Kerala in India has issued guidelines for children's care homes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including calling on child welfare committees (CWCs) to take measures to send children home to their families, according to this article from the Times of India.
This study examines the psychosocial impact of rural-to-urban migration on youth in China, a fast-urbanizing country with 268 million rural migrant workers and 103 million migrant youth. Using data from 2012 China Family Panel Studies (n = 2084, age 10–15), this study examines psychosocial disparities (depressive symptoms, social relationships, and future aspirations) among youth migrated with parents, youth left behind by migrant parents, and their peers.
This study aimed to examine characteristic and outcome of mothers and babies focusing on the teen-mothers and their existing risk-behaviors, also to evaluate factors associated with subsequent foster care placements of their infants.
In this opinion piece for ABC News, Kate van Doore describes her experience of establishing an orphanage in Nepal in 2006, to later learn that the children in the home's care had living relatives and that many had been recruited to the orphanage.
This episode of Foreign Correspondent from ABC News in Australia exposes the "ugly truth" that donations and volunteer efforts of Westerners, including Australians, often drive an exploitative orphanage industry in developing countries (in this case, Nepal).