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Exploring the "Orphan Myth" in Thailand: An Analysis of Unregistered, Private Children's Homes in Sangkhlaburi District
Exploring the "Orphan Myth" in Thailand (Thai language): An Analysis of Unregistered, Private Children's Homes in Sangkhlaburi District
When a good heart is not enough: Summary of a research project "A Comparative Analysis between the Practice of Chiang Mai Children's Homes and the United Nations Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children"
การศึกษาทบทวนด้านการเลี้ยงดูทดแทนในประเทศไทย: นโยบายสู่การปฏิบัติโดยมุ่งเน้นเด็กที่ได้รับผลกระทบจาก เอชไอวี/เอดส์ (CABA)
National Child Protection Systems in the East Asia and Pacific Region: A review and analysis of mappings and assessments
Prevalence and number of children living in institutional care: global, regional, and country estimates
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This is the third Global Forum for a World Without Orphans to be held 29 February 29 - 03 March 2024 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023
Time: 10:00 (UTC/GMT +02:00 - Europe / Brussels)
The purpose of this study is to explore how growing up in private residential care in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces of Thailand has affected children’s well-being over time. The research provided an important opportunity for young people to describe and analyze their experience, as well as make their own conclusions and recommendations.
This paper presents findings from a qualitative study that explored children's and families' experiences of alternative care in Thailand. The study used arts-based methods to engage 160 children living in a range of care settings.
This qualitative research aimed to develop the alternative care action plan for Thailand. The method used in this study included the analysis of documents related to the alternative care situations in Thailand and the interviews where the key informants were specifically selected so that the collected data could be used to develop the alternative care action plan.
This Anti-Child Marriage Guide produced by World Vision aims to empower and educate users as how to best navigate regulatory hurdles that may arise when assisting children affected by child marriage. This fourth legal guide addresses frequently asked questions relating to protecting victims of child marriage in Australia, Mainland China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
This new study reveals that over 120,000 children in Thailand are living in institutional settings, mostly due to poverty and limited access to education. 90% have at least one living parent. Although institutional care may be appropriate in emergencies, it is often overly misused and can affect children’s emotional, cognitive and mental development. More than 50% of private “orphanages” are unregistered and unregulated.
National Plan of Action on Alternative Care for Children Phase 1 (2022 - 2026) has been prepared to provide the direction of alternative care operations in Thailand that reflects the spirit of practices on alternative care for children in 5 areas:
The overall aims of this research project were to explore the experiences of the children, parents and families involved in alternative care in Thailand. This research project reached a significant number of children (n.160) living in alternative care and their parents and families (n.20).