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Rachel Flint - BBC News,

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.

Jia Jia Liu, Yanping Bao, Xiaolin Huang, Jie Shi, Lin Lu - The Lancet,

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.

Xiaoyu Lan & Wenchao Wang - Current Psychology,

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 Times of India,

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.

Shuang Lu - Children and Youth Services Review,

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.

Marjorie Pajaron, Cara T. Latinazo, Enrico G. Trinidad - Global Labor Organization (GLO),

This paper aims to provide a better understanding of the impact of parental migration on the welfare of left-behind children in the Philippines so that policies can be devised to support them.

Boonying Manaboriboon, Supinya In-iw, Sureelak Sutcharipongsa, Gornmigar Winijkul, Sujitra Kumpa, Chiraporn Somchit, Chulathida Chomchai - Children and Youth Services Review,

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.

Amalee McCoy, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Frances Gardner - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of parenting interventions in preventing violence against children.

Kate van Doore - ABC News,

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.

Shamila Manori & Pushpa Lalani Jayawardana - Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka,

The purpose of this study is to describe the emotional and behavioural status and the associated factors among inmates aged 11-16 years of children’s homes in the Gampaha Probationary Division of Sri Lanka.