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Compared to Western Europe, Romania has a very high proportion of children in residential care. Most of these children live in the type of large institutions, erroneously labelled as ‘orphanages’, which featured so prominently in Western media coverage of the country immediately after the 1989...
The last two decades have seen a welcome increase in the recognition of children's rights, in terms of both public opinion and legislation. When it comes to adoption, however, are children's wishes and feelings being truly heard? Julie Selwyn discusses the findings of her recent study into this...
Life story work has long been established as a highly effective means of helping children separated from their birth families to come to terms with a history of abandonment, rejection and loss. However, the traditional method of using photos, drawings, writings and memorabilia from the child's...
Effective communication and sensitivity to the requirements of each individual child lie at the heart of any constructive treatment for children in need. Pat Harvey focuses on problems faced by children with moderate learning difficulties and examines some of the various communication techniques...
Problematic behaviour in adopted teenage children often stems from their very early experiences. In examining the evolution of the relationship between parents and their adopted children from adolescence to early adulthood David Howe identifies three types of adoption, each associated with a...
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