International Centre News August 2021

Welcome to our August edition of the TCJ and IC news. For your summer reading we bring you another set of excellent papers exploring global perspectives on the important role of residential care in providing protection and therapeutic healing experiences for children, young people and their families. This current set of  papers reaches us from … Read more

Joint Protective Shelters for Children and Adolescents and their Mothers as a Protective Care Alternative in Brazil. 

By Patrick James Reason, founder and director of the NGO Associação Beneficente Encontro com Deus and National Secretary of the Brazilian Movement for the Rights of Children and Adolescents to live in Family and Community. Brief Description This article presents the joint protection method of care for vulnerable and at risk children and adolescents together … Read more

A Day to Remember. By Keith White

I am writing this piece primarily because I never want to forget some of the things that happened on Friday 4th June 2021 at Mill Grove. It had already been a memorable week because the day before one of the children who comes regularly for physiotherapy took his first steps unaided.  I had been passing … Read more

Mill Grove and Topsy. By Keith White

In his introduction to Living with Children the second volume of articles from The TCJ, David Lane describes Mill Grove as a most unusual place which “for the purposes of statutory registration is unclassifiable”.  This is right on the nail.  Some decades earlier, R.J.N. Todd, an inspector from the Home Office, wrote in one of … Read more

Journeys of Faith for Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Cambodia. By Glenn Miles, Vanntheary Lim, and Channtha Nhanh

“Though No-One Understands My Feelings, But There Is God” The Butterfly Longitudinal Re/Integration Research project is a unique study of more than 100 survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and abuse in Cambodia. The 10-year-long study is “one of the longest running trafficking survivor research projects in the world.” (Chab Dai Butterfly Project Website). It … Read more

The environments of residential living for children and young people under the age of 18.

By Ewan Anderson and Norman Cooke. The core and focus of any setting is the human environment in which children and staff interact. Within this can be distinguished the personal space of children and staff, communal space and service space. The human environment is enclosed within the physical environment which may comprise the built environment … Read more

International Centre News 1 June 2021

In this edition of the TCJ we bring you papers from our TCJ ‘Covid World Cafe’ event, which was due to take place on May 7th. These papers represent the growing global reach of the TCJ, and our mission to share ideas about therapeutic care, reflective practice and research of children and young people from … Read more

“My Life on the Outside”: A perspective of young care leavers on their care experience. Youth partcipation in the process of evaluation of the Brazilian National Plan of the rights of children to live in family and community

This study aimed to understand care-leavers´ perspective, highlighting positive and negative experiences in relation to the three main dimensions of the PNCFC: (1) support for the family and prevention of family separation; (2) reorganization of alternative care services; and (3) adoption centered on the best interests of the child and adolescent. The research heard the … Read more

Alternative Care in the times of COVID in India: Udayan Care’s Response. By Kiran Modi, Gurneet Kalra, Leena Prasad.

Authors: Kiran Modi, Gurneet Kalra, Leena Prasad Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has caused crises around the world and as we move on to another year into the pandemic, it has now become crucial that we start to assess the risks and vulnerabilities of the most marginalized population, i.e., the children living in alternative care.. With … Read more