Defense Date

7-10-2013

Graduation Date

2013

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Charles Hanna, Moni McIntyre

Keywords

Child protection system, Children and families at risk of separation, Family strengthening system, Orphans and children deprived of parental care, Republic of Kazakhstan, State-run residential care

Abstract

In 2012, 10,887 children resided in state-run residential care institutions in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Out of them, more than 80 percent were children whose parents were alive and known to the authorities, but who have been deprived of parental rights. Institutionalization negatively impacts children's health and development. These children are often subjected to violence, child trafficking, and most of them leave formal care without the skills needed to begin an independent life. The current report provides evidence and proof of the necessity for reforming the national child protection and family strengthening system so as it would be capable to adequately support the most vulnerable children and their families as well as to prevent family separation. The report provides an in-depth review and analysis of the latest data published by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, international organizations and NGOs operating in the country.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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