This publication from Lumos describes the institutionalization of children the world over and its impacts, calling for an end to institutions and highlighting some of the particular groups of children who are most deprived of liberty.
This video from the BBC exposes some of the mental health struggles that many children in care experience in the UK, sharing the story of one particular young man, Callum, who was placed in care and engaged in self-harming behavior.
Melinda A. Meyer DeMott, Marianne Jakobsen, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Trond Heir - Scandinavian Journal of Psychology6 Nov 2017
This is the first controlled study of an expressive arts group intervention with unaccompanied minor asylum seeking children. The aim of the study was to examine whether such an intervention may alleviate symptoms of trauma and enhance life satisfaction and hope.
Meredith Kiraly and Cathy Humphreys - Children Australia6 Nov 2017
This Opinion Piece traces the rise of statutory kinship care in Australia from the progressive reduction of residential care and the struggle to recruit sufficient foster carers to meet demand for protective care.
Svetlana Shpiegel, Michele Cascardi - Children and Youth Services Review4 Nov 2017
In this study, data from the US National Youth in Transition Database were used to evaluate the associations between childbirth at three time points (prior to age 17, ages 17–19, and ages 19–21) and females’ socioeconomic outcomes and risk indicators at age 21 (n = 3173).
The Tracking Progress Tool is a free, web-based, interactive diagnostic and learning tool designed to enable national actors to determine the extent to which their country has effectively implemented the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and to identify the priorities for change still ahead.