Radical decision to close down country’s 34 institutions has been fraught with difficulties. "Kathryn Whetten, a professor at Duke University in the US, followed 1,357 children in institutions, and 1,480 in families in Ethiopia and Tanzania, to compare the effect of living in orphanages with family care. Whetten published her... read more →
Chris Gray and the POFO team recently published the article Potentially traumatic experiences and sexual health among orphaned and separated adolescents in five low- and middle-income countries in AIDS Care. Overview: Orphans and separated children (OSC) are a vulnerable population whose numbers are increasing, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.... read more →
Project Summary Currently in El Salvador, there are approximately 7,000 children being cared for in Child Development Centers and Residential Care Centers. These centers are unique in that children spend a significant amount of their time in them (12-6 hours per day, 5-6 days per week). There are two types... read more →
UNICEF reports "around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, in addition to 58 million children of primary education that are out of school." A new initiative between UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics with support from the... read more →
Chris Gray, who is working with Brian Pence at CHPIR, just published "Gender (in) differences in prevalence and incidence of traumatic experiences among orphaned and separated children living in five low- and middle-income countries" in the Global Mental Health journal with her team.
The Maternal, Adolescent, and Child Health working group at Duke University will be hosting a symposium on Monday, September 28, 2015. The event will take place at the Trent Semans Center in the Great Hall on the Duke campus. It will be an all day event with lunch served. Registration... read more →
Kate Whetten and team are at the 2015 Christian Alliance for Orphans conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Please check out this Q&A video from Kate Whetten and Charles Nelson's presentation at the 2014 CAFO conference.
Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J., Varvara V. Agarkova, Elena A. Vershnina, Oleg I. Palmov, Natalia V. Nikiforova, Robert B. McCall, and Christina J. Groark. 2014. "BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN TRANSFERRED FROM A SOCIOEMOTIONALLY DEPRIVING INSTITUTION TO ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) FAMILIES". Infant Mental Health Journal. 35, no. 2: 111-122. Divya Guru Rajan, Kristen Shirey, Jan... read more →
SS Drury, K Theall, MM Gleason, AT Smyke, I De Vivo, JYY Wong, NA Fox, CH Zeanah and CA Nelson. Telomere length and early severe social deprivation: linking early adversity and cellular aging. Molecular Psychiatry 17, 719-727 (July 2012) | doi:10.1038/mp.2011.53 Vanderwert, Ross E., Peter J. Marshall, Charles A. Nelson, Charles H. Zeanah,... read more →
Mohamad Brooksa, Malcolm Bryantab, Mary Shannc, Paul Bukulukid, Denis Muhangid, Joe Lugallaef & Gideon Kwesigabofg. Gender analysis of educational support programs for OVC in Uganda and Tanzania: are they helping girls in secondary school? Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. Volume 9, Issue 3, 2014... read more →