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Sexual Behavior among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional- and Family-Based Care Settings

March 17, 2017

The OSCAR project (Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessment Related to the their Health and Well-Being) is a longitudinal cohort evaluating the effects of living in different care environments on the physical and mental health outcomes of orphaned and separated children aged 10-18 years. Baseline data from OSCAR of a cohort of 1,365 orphaned adolescents aged… View Article

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Child violence experiences in institutionalised/ orphanage care

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This study looked at experiences of violence within institutions by doing a review of existing studies. Eight studies were found on prevalence of abuse in institutions, three studies on interventions… View Article

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Why do Kenyan children live on the streets? Evidence from a cross-section of semi-rural maternal caregivers

December 27, 2016

This study explores whether and how childhood adversity, wealth and education of maternal caregivers are associated with the outcome of at least one child living on the street in semi-rural Kenya. Data showed significant relationships between household and maternal adverse circumstances and street migration of children. Interventions to end childhood adversities in the present generation… View Article

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Exploring Economic Strengthening within Family Reintegration

November 23, 2016

Retrak Ethiopia believes that its child protection and family strengthening initiatives could be further improved by better addressing economic issues within reintegrated families. This small research project was conceived to investigate the issues surrounding economic strengthening with Retrak Ethiopia’s reintegration programmes with the aim of seeking new ways to address the challenges. The study includes… View Article

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Factors Related to the Placement into and Reintegration of Children from Catholic-affiliated Residential Care Facilities in Zambia

October 13, 2016

Catholic Relief Services, UNICEF, Save the Children, CMMB, and Bethany Christian Services in Zambia, work in partnership to support reintegration and family strengthening efforts throughout Zambia. This research effort aims to understand the Zambian context of residential care in the overall national scheme of care reform policy. Research findings provide facility and community level data,… View Article

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Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration

September 12, 2016

The premise of the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration is that children develop best within a family. The guidelines provide cross-cutting principles of government practice on children’s reintegration and guidance on program design for child protection programme managers in lower and lower-middle income contexts. The guidelines are intended to be used as a reference document for… View Article

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Child-street migration among HIV-affected families in Kenya: a mediation analysis from cross-sectional data

August 5, 2016

Research about children on the street tends to rely on survey reports from children currently on the street. This study conducted a random community sample of caregivers to explore hypothesized pathways between parental HIV and street-involved children. The authors found an association between the number of partners living with HIV and the probability of a… View Article

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The relationships between HIV stigma, emotional status, and emotional regulation among HIV-affected children in rural China

August 5, 2016

The relationship between stigma and poor mental health has been documented for people living with HIV, but limited research has been done on the role of stigma and the emotional health of children affected by HIV. This study in children orphaned or living with a parent with HIV in rural China confirmed that stigma impacts… View Article

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Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally

July 8, 2016

This powerful call to action summarizes and references strong evidence that early childhood is the basis of the future for individuals and for national development. The paper calls investors to recognize the multi-dimensionality of children’s wellbeing by funding holistic packages for young children and caregivers which include: maternal, newborn and children’s nutrition, early childhood care… View Article

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Supporting CHILDREN OF KEY AFFECTED POPULATIONS

April 19, 2016

Weak social welfare systems and lack of social safety nets to address family poverty are critical gaps in supporting most-at-risk-adolescents in many countries. With little family support and few formal foster care systems, children in families of key affected populations may end up in institutions, abandoned or living on the street. Out of desperation, many… View Article

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