Institutional Care of Children in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Braitstein P, (2015) Institutional Care of Children in Low- and Middle-Income Settings: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom
 of Oliver Twist. Global Health: Science and Practice

Abstract: Whether institutions or extended families are better suited to care for orphans depends on the specific circumstances. Reported rates of traumatic experiences among orphans and vulnerable children are high in both institutions and extended families; improving the quality of care for such children should be the paramount priority in all settings.

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