A brief editorial which argues that only by addressing the fundamental causes of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, such as poverty and social exclusion, will a sustainable solution be achieved. Support for extended families and education for children affected by HIV/AIDS are needed to respond the crisis, as well as a larger scale effort to transfer resources, strengthen economies and secure investments throughout Africa.
International Rescue Committee, Save the Children UK, UNICEF, and UNHCR1 Jan 2002
Guidelines and criteria for establishing and monitoring alternative care arrangements including emergency transit booth care (ETBC), foster care, and independent living for separated Liberian refugee children in Sierra Leone.
This report details the situation of disappearing children during the El Salvadorian civil war. It describes the process of tracing and reunifying children with their families, as well as alternative care arrangements for separated children.
Miatta Abdullai, Edwin Dorbor, and David Tolfree1 Jan 2002
This paper outlines the response of Save the Children to the civil war outbreak in Liberia. Using the concept of child participation, the organization was able to address the needs of the children, which included family tracing and reunification, child protection and education.
An analysis of the multi-level factors present in the lives of children living and working on the streets. The author advocates for integrating human rights and child participation based approaches into interventions and supports for at-risk children.
Precieux enfants, Precieux parents rappelle le principe de « continuité familiale » que certains identifient comme un principe de base de l’action de protection de l’enfance au debut du 21 siècle. Il pousse à envisager «la protection de l’enfant » comme un travail de « promotion durable du groupe familial, de ses membres et de ses réseaux».
Examines the emergence of children living and working on the streets in China. Disaggregates 'street children' as a phenomenon by outlining the underlying causes for their situations. Compares adult perceptions of 'street children' with the children's own perspectives.
Price Amy, Richard P. Barth - Family Foster Care in the Next Century30 Mar 2001
This article, a chapter from the book Family Foster Care in the Next Century, describes several innovative types of shared family care arrangements that demonstrate promise in the protection of children and the promotion of family well-being.