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Title: Mapping the number and characteristics of children under three in institutions across Europe at risk of harm /cEuropean Commission Daphne Programme, Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs, WHO Regional Office for Europe, and the University of Birmingham (U: K:)
Authors: European Commission. Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs
University of Birmingham (U. K.)
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Research shows that the first three years of life are critical for health and development. Young children (0 to 3 years) placed in residential care institutions without parents are at risk of harm in terms of attachment disorder, developmental delay and neural atrophy in the developing brain. Under the European Union Daphne programme, a mapping project entitled 'Mapping the number and characteristics of children under three in institutions across Europe' has been conducted, involving 32 countries of the European Union, accession countries and countries within the European Economic Area. This project concentrates on children aged 0 to 3 years who reside in children's homes and other residential facilities for more than 3 months without parent(s) or primary caregiver(s). The aim was to estimate the prevalence of young children living in these conditions of adversity. Evidence that such experiences damage children was presented
Description: EUR/03/5048375
19 p.
Subject: Child, Institutionalized
Child Care
Child, Preschool
Child Development
Evaluation Studies
Context: psychology Statistics
metadata.dc.subject.other: Maternal and Child Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/03/5048375
Other Identifiers: 0704425025
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