Regina Gairal-Casadó, Carme Garcia-Yeste, Maria Teresa Novo-Molinero, Zoel Salvadó-Belarta - Children and Youth Services Review1 Jun 2019
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.
In this opinion piece for the Christian Post, Kristi Gleason, vice president of global programs at Bethany Christian Services, explains why the US Christian community and others should be working to end the institutional care of children and promote family reunification and family-based care for children.
Christine Jones, Gillian Henderson, Ruth Woods - Children and Youth Services Review31 May 2019
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 Research31 May 2019
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.
Stephen Ucembe - Hope and Homes for Children Blog31 May 2019
In this blog post, Stephen Ucembe, Regional Advocacy Manager for Hope and Homes for Children in East and Southern Africa, explores the differences in relationship experiences between children who grew up in orphanages and those who grew up in families.
Matthew Gibson - Families, Relationships and Societies30 May 2019
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.
Cristina Muñiz de la Peña, Lisa Pineda, Brenda Punsky - Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma30 May 2019
The present article first provides an overview of the historical and socio-political context of family separation policies in the US, second a review of the literature on the impact of family separation on children and parents in diverse contexts, and third a description of direct clinical experiences with these children and parents receiving services at the Terra Firma program in the Bronx community in New York.
Mariam Adepeju Abdulraheem-Mustapha - Child Justice Administration in Africa30 May 2019
This chapter from the boom Child Justice Administration in Africa examines the development of the child justice system in South Africa. The empirical findings in this book revealed the models put in place for alternative care of children in need of care and protection, which the author believes were hindered by inadequate budgetary allocations and could have been recorded in the administration of child justice in South Africa.
Ranjan Debnath, Alva Tang, Charles H. Zeanah, Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox - Developmental Science30 May 2019
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.