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Children without permanent parents : research, practice, and policy / edited by Robert B. McCall ... [et al.] ; with commentary by Harold D. Grotevant.


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Boston, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, c2011.
  • Book
  • viii, 318 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Children in institutional care: delayed development and resilience / Marinus H. van IJzendoorn ... [et al.]
  • Development of adopted children with histories of early adversity / Femmie Juffer ... [et al.]
  • Attachment and emotional development in institutional care: characteristics and catch up / Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg... [et al.]
  • Growth failure in institutionalized children / Dana E. Johnson and Megan R. Gunnar
  • The neurobiological toll of early human deprivation / Charles A. Nelson III ... [et al.]
  • Sensitive periods / Charles H. Zeanah ... [et al.]
  • Ideal components and current characteristics of alternative care options for children outside of parental care in low-resource countries / Victor K. Groza, Kelley McCreery Bunkers, and Gary N. Gamer
  • The situation for children without parental care and strategies for policy change
  • Research, practice, and policy perspectives on issues of children without permanent parental care and strategies for policy change / Patrice L. Engle ... [et al.]
  • Research, practice, and policy perspectives on issues of children without permanent parental care / Robert B. McCall
  • Commentary: Emerging issues in bridging developmental science, practice, and policy in the best interests of children without permanent parents / Harold D. Grotevant.
This monograph reviews the research, practice, and policy literatures pertaining to children without permanent parents, most of whom spend their early months or years in institutions. Institutionalized children are typically more than a standard deviation below noninstitutionalized children in general physical and behavioral/cognitive development. Although they display marked catch-up growth after transitioning to adoptive or foster families, some deficiencies persist."--Abstract
McCall, Robert B., 1940-
Grotevant, Harold D.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ; v. 76, no. 4.

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