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Melissa Fay Greene - The Atlantic,

This article from the Atlantic tells the story of Izidor, and others, who grew up in institutional care in Romania and the impact that has had on them as adults.

World Vision,

This child-led research initiative was conducted under the umbrella of World Vision’s DEAR project (Development Education and Awareness Raising) and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The study explores explore SDG 16.2, the goal that focuses on the issue of ‘abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children’.

Dennis Golm, Sagari Sarkar, Nuria Mackes, Graeme Fairchild, Mitul Mehta, Michael Rutter, Edmund Sonuga-Barke - Psychological Medicine,

Using 20-year follow-up data from a unique natural experiment – the large scale adoption of children exposed to extreme deprivation in Romanian institutions in the 1980s – the authors of this paper examined, for the first time, whether such deficits are still present in adulthood and whether they are associated with deprivation-related symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

UNICEF Romania,

UNICEF Romania is seeking a consultant to provide technical assistance for strategic communication within the child protection system in matters relating to the protection of the most vulnerable children amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mark Wade, Charles H. Zeanah, Nathan A. Fox, Charles A. Nelson - The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

In this study, the authors examined (a) whether institutional rearing is associated with continued social communication (SC) deficits into adolescence; (b) whether early placement into foster care mitigates risk for SC problems; and (c) associations between SC and psychopathology from middle childhood (age 8) to adolescence (age 16).

Marta Casonato, Ana Muntean, Paola Molina - International Social Work,

This study examined the behavioral adjustment of 52 Romanian adolescents domestically adopted.

Nuria Mackes - The Conversation,

In this article for the Conversation, Nuria Mackes discusses her team's latest research on the impacts of early childhood deprivation on adult brain size and behavior.

Nuria K. Mackes, Dennis Golm, Sagari Sarkar, Robert Kumsta, Michael Rutter, Graeme Fairchild, Mitul A. Mehta, Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke - PNAS,

To investigate the impact of childhood deprivation on the adult brain and the extent to which structural changes underpin these effects, the authors of this study from PNAS utilized MRI data collected from young adults who were exposed to severe deprivation in early childhood in the Romanian orphanages of the Ceaușescu era and then, subsequently adopted by UK families.

France 24,

This video from France 24 describes the long-term impacts of institutionalization on the children placed in orphanages in Romania thirty years ago.

Changing the Way We Care,

Pandemia COVID-19 solicită adaptarea și / sau dezvoltarea de servicii și programe pentru a continua să servim cel mai bine copiii și familiile lor în timpul acestei perioade rapid schimbătoare.