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

October 13, 2016
Authors: Katie Januario, John Hembling, Ashley Rytter Kline and Jini Roby
Organization: CRS

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, and information on the key characteristics of children living in Catholic-affiliated residential care facilities including information about their families, children’s length of stay in facilities, drivers of placement of children in Catholic-affiliated residential care and services provided by facilities both on-site and in nearby communities.