Youth in a Difficult World
Not all children enjoy the "carefree" days of childhood. Unfortunately, when things start to go wrong, people often despair of being able to repair the damage. NIMH has made research on diagnosis, early intervention, and treatment of children an absolute priority. Arguments are waged as to the...
NIH Research on Child Abuse and Neglect: Current Status and Future Plans
EXECUTIVE SUMARY In Senate Report No. 104-368 the Committee on Appropriations requested that the NIH "convene a working group of its component organizations currently supporting research on child abuse and neglect. The Committee further encouraged the working group to hold a conference on child... HHS Programs Serve Americans with Disabilities
OVERVIEW In the United States today, approximately 54 million people -- almost one in five Americans -- have developmental, physical or mental disabilities. Their needs and abilities vary widely. But for all of these individuals, disability can affect every aspect of their lives -- with health,... Note on Attachment
Attachment is the base upon which emotional health, social relationships, and one's worldview are built. The ability to trust, and form reciprocal relationships, will affect the emotional health, security, and safety of the child, as well as the child's development and future inter-personal...
Do Home Studies Work the Way They're Supposed To?
September 29, 2010, 5:30 am
If you've read any kind of news about adoption, chances are you've read the name Torry Hansen . She's the woman who put her adopted Russian son on a plane back to Russia. I still remember the stories, back in 2005, about the Ohio couple who kept their adopted and foster children in cages .... Is Birthparent Contact What's Best for the Kids?
June 8, 2011, 10:50 am
The hardest decision my husband and I have had to make in the seven years since we got our kids is whether to allow contact between them and their birthparents. We first fostered, then adopted, a sibling group (ages 8, 5 and 16 months) who were taken away from their birthparents for substance... Are you comfortable with prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs?
May 12, 2011, 12:53 pm
I don't ask this question to scare you. But I ask because it is a real possibility in almost any type of adoption, from international to U.S. infant to foster care. You need to go into adoption with your eyes wide open instead of burying your head in the sand. You may be thinking "this doesn't...
Choosing Foster Care For My Son
My son was 12 weeks old when I discovered that my husband had been abusing our son while I was at work. I took my son to the doctor to discover that he suffers from shaken baby syndrome. Because of... Adoption, Mental Illness, and Addictions
Today I am 44 years old, and just beginning to get to know me. I was given up for adoption immediately at birth and went into foster care. Because I was born with congenital dislocated hips (a... Please Don't Lie to Your Children!
When I was fifty-one years old, after all members of my family had died, I learned for the first time that I was adopted. Whispered comments between adults remembered from early childhood,later...
Tales from a Draughty Old Fen
In the wake of the terrible massacre in Norway, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8660890/Norway-shooting-David-Cameron-orders-review-into-threat-of-far-Right-groups.html">ordered a review of the far-right</a>, which is...
Tales from a Draughty Old Fen
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Living with Mental Illness in Canada
Mental health affects 13- 22 percent of Canadian children and is most often ignored due to denial.("Manion & Michael, 2008) ......