Alternative Care

Types of alternative care supported by SOS Children’s Villages SOS Children’s Villages provides and supports a range of alternative care settings for children who have lost the care of their parents. In line with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care for Children The types of alternative care for children supported include…read on at… SOSContinue reading “Alternative Care”

Alternative Care in the times of COVID in India: Udayan Care’s Response

By Kiran Modi, Gurneet Kalra, Leena Prasad – The Therapeutic Care Journal, June 2021 Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has caused crises around the world and as we move on to another year into the pandemic, it has now become crucial that we start to assess the risks and vulnerabilities of the most marginalized population, i.e.,Continue reading “Alternative Care in the times of COVID in India: Udayan Care’s Response”

Landmark moment as the UN calls for the end of orphanages – Hope and Homes for Children. Today, (18th December 2019) for the first time ever, all 193 member states of the United Nations have formally recognised that orphanages don’t protect children, they harm them, and have called for the progressive elimination of institutional careContinue reading

Commitment must be matched by deeds, not just words

Wednesday 20 June 2018 Kenny McGhee is the Throughcare and Aftercare Lead at CELCIS. Here he continues the conversation started in Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough. “For some people, the emotional content of the work of residential child care can be at times overwhelming and committing emotionally to a healingContinue reading “Commitment must be matched by deeds, not just words”

Commitment, like love, is not enough

Gordon Main, Monday 4 June 2018 “If there is anything that children need from parents, even more than food and shelter, it is knowing that parents are committed to them” (Mary Dozier, This is My Child, 2005) Our current practice, culture and systems in caring for children who are unable to live with their parentsContinue reading “Commitment, like love, is not enough”