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Children Without Permanent Parents: Research, Practice, and Policy

Children Without Permanent Parents: Research, Practice, and Policy

Robert B. McCall, Marinus H. Van IJzendoorn, Femmie Juffer, Christina Groark, Victor K. Groza, Harold D. Grotevant (Commentaries by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-30700-7

Jan 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

316 pages

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This monograph reviews the research, practice, and policy literatures pertaining to children without permanent parents, most of whom spend their early months or years in institutions.


Background to this Monograph

I. Children in Institutional Care: Delayed Development and Resilience

II. Development of Adopted Children with Histories of Early Adversity

III. Attachment and Emotional Development in Institutional Care: Characteristics and Catch Up

IV. Growth Failure in Institutionalized Children

V. The Neurobiological Toll of Early Human Deprivation

VI. Sensitive Periods

VII. Ideal Components and Current Characteristics of Alternative Care Options for Children Outside of Parental Care in Low-Resource Countries

VIII. The Situtation for Children Without Parental Care and Strategies for Policy Change

IX. Research, Practice, and Policy Perspectives on Issues of Children without Permanent Parental Care