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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.
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.
This video from France 24 describes the long-term impacts of institutionalization on the children placed in orphanages in Romania thirty years ago.
This article from France 24 shares the story of Visinel Balan, who grew up in an orphanage in Romania in 1987 as "one of the 'Decretei' or 'children of the decree': children abandoned by poorer families as a result of the natalist policies of the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu" when he was two months old.
The purpose of the current consultancy is to review the situation of children with disabilities with special focus on the access and quality of services (especially recovery and rehabilitation services) for children with disabilities and their caregivers, living in their families or in placement in foster care or with other families.
This paper examines the causal effects of parents' migration on the education, physical, and mental health of left‐behind children aged 11 to 15 years in Romania, a country where increasingly more children have parents working abroad.
Join this webinar to walk through the PROMISE Child Participation Tool and to discuss approaches and considerations for soliciting children’s views on their Barnahus experience.
The purpose of this presentation is to summarize findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) - the only randomized, controlled trial of foster care (FC) as an alternative to institutional care ever conducted - regarding psychopathology and competence through age 12 years.
This paper explores the benefits, challenges and dilemmas involved in the job of professional (i.e. state-supported) foster carer in Romania–a country where the issue of child protection has drawn a great deal of international attention over the last thirty years.
The purpose of this webinar is to shed light on the specific experiences and issues of unaccompanied and separate girls in the European Response.