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Foreword Early Childhood Matters December 2005

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Abstract: Emergencies such as natural and man-made disasters often put children at an increased risk of becoming temporarily or permanently separated from their families and caregivers. Violence, the HIV/AIDS pandemic as well as poverty are other reasons why children can find themselves deprived of parental care. A growing number of children around the world are currently orphaned or otherwise growing up without parents. These children need care and protection, but social policy, influenced by culture, history, politics and many other factors, heavily determine the type of support a child receives. One of the three new programme priorities of the Bernard van Leer Foundation is to help strengthen the care environment of the child. It does this through a stronger focus of its grantmaking on work that (1) supports parents and caregivers who are raising children in environments of stress, (2) helps parents and caregivers in their role of assuring children’s rights and development and (3) addresses the needs of children without parental care.
Authors: Moreno, T. , Dongen, J. van
Category: General
Serial number: 105
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , social problems
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 3
Title: Foreword Early Childhood Matters December 2005