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Gillian Mann and Emma de Vise-Lewis - Family for Every Child,

There is extensive research demonstrating clearly the importance of a safe and caring family for child wellbeing and development. While there is consensus on the importance of effective care in families for children, there is a lack of discussion and agreement about the precise components of this care. This report contributes to debates on the components of family care by providing perspectives from nearly 200 children and over 80 adults from Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The report demonstrates that there are many commonalities in perspectives on and experiences of care across contexts.

Regina Gairal-Casadó, Carme Garcia-Yeste, Maria Teresa Novo-Molinero, Zoel Salvadó-Belarta - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study analyzed how the implementation of the strategy of extending learning time in a group of adolescents living in residential care contributed to promoting their scientific vocations and increasing their academic expectations and their knowledge of these disciplines.

Christine Jones, Gillian Henderson, Ruth Woods - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study extends the research on the experiences and outcomes of siblings in care by comprehensively mapping sibling networks both within and outside the care system and measuring sibling estrangement (living apart and lack of contact) over time among children in Scotland.

Paulo Delgado, João M. S. Carvalho, Carme Montserrat, Joan Llosada-Gistau - Child Indicators Research,

The aim of this study is to compare the subjective well-being (SWB) of children hosted in institutions and in foster families with the well-being of children living with their families. Results indicate that children in residential care have a lower SWB in all variables compared to foster care and general populations groups.

Matthew Gibson - Families, Relationships and Societies,

Given that research identifies parental experiences of shame and humiliation in the child protection process, this article reports on a qualitative study that investigated how and why parents experienced such emotions within the English system.

Ranjan Debnath, Alva Tang, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox - Developmental Science,

In this article, the authors present findings from a follow‐up assessment from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) - the first longitudinal study to investigate the neurodevelopment of institutionalized infants randomized to a foster care (FCG) intervention versus care as usual (CAUG)- of brain electrical activity as indexed by resting EEG at age 16 years.

Ruth Hardy - Learn on the Go,

This podcast episode describes what self-harm is and how social workers can support young people and carers who are self-harming.

Anne Steenbakkers, Steffievan der Steen, Hans Grietens - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study was to ask youth themselves how they experience the impact of traumas prior to living in a foster family.

Signe Hald Andersen - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study tests whether an expansion of the Danish aftercare scheme in 2001 affects later outcomes of foster care alumni.

Katherine L. Guyon-Harris, Kathryn L. Humphreys, Devi Miron, Mary Margaret Gleason, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox, Charles H. Zeanah - Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,

In a sample of 136 Romanian children from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP), who were exposed to early psychosocial deprivation in the form of institutional care, the authors of this study examined caregiver-reported and observer-rated signs of disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED).