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Wednesday 12 January 2005

Sri Lanka: Responding to Separated Children

From the Blog of the Psychosocial Support Program, Sri Lanka

Orphanages and Institutionalisation Should NOT be the First Option for Children Affected by the Tsunami

It is alarming to note the escalating interest in setting up orphanages and other forms of institutionalised care for the many children orphaned or separated from their parents and other family members. Whilst these children do need urgent care and support, it is very important that other care arrangements such as staying with family relatives and older siblings be explored first BEFORE seeking institutionalisation and permanent placements in orphanages.

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From the Blog of the Psychosocial Support Program, Sri Lanka
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Exactly....how about connecting orphans with folks who lost their kids!

Wed Jan 12, 07:32:00 PM IST