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V. Alinia & M. Fesahat - Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences,

The present study tries investigating and comparing the psychological health status, emotions and cognitive transformation of the children held in foster centers associated with Yazd Province’s Welfare Organization with those of the ordinary children.


UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Officer in Iran. 

Marianne Jakobsen, Melinda Ashley Meyer DeMott, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Trond Heir - BMJ Open,

This study examined the mental health of unaccompanied refugee minors during the asylum-seeking process, with a focus on specific stages in the asylum process, such as age assessment, placement in a supportive or non-supportive facility and final decision on the asylum applications.

Financial Tribune,

The child adoption rate in Iran has risen 35%.


After being separated from his parents in a Turkish forest, Mahdi Azizi reunited with his family in Sweden after his father spotted him at an open air concert.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Manijeh Nourian PhD; Farahnaz Mohammadi Shahboulaghi, PhD; Kian Nourozi Tabrizi, PhD; Maryam Rassouli, PhD; Akbar Biglarrian, PhD,

This article primarily discusses a study that was conducted to determine resilience and contributing factors in high-risk adolescents living in residential care facilities affiliated to Tehran Welfare Organization.

Editor: Olga Cvejić Jančić,

Meant to highlight the maxim that every child deserves the best that we all have to give; this book provides a review of the progress made since The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  It contains reports from 21 countries on the status of the rights of the child.  The countries are:  Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Uzbekistan and Venezuela. There are no reports from Africa.

Saeed Kamali Dehghan, The Guardian,

This article in the Guardian reports on a new bill passed by parliamentarians in Iran that includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter and while she is as young as 13 years. According to the article, activists and experts inside and outside of Iran have expressed their alarm at the proposal.

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Maartje P. C. M. Luijk, and Femmie Juffer - Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Volume 54, Number 3,

In this meta-analysis of 75 studies on more than 3,888 children in 19 different countries, the intellectual development of children living in children's homes (orphanages) was compared with that of children living with their (foster) families.