Reforming the Romanian Child Welfare System: 1990 - 2010
Adrian V. RUS, Sheri PARRIS, David CROSS, Karyn PURVIS, Simona DRAGHICI
Cod: ISSN: 1583-3410 (print), ISSN: 1584-5397 (electronic)
Dimensiuni: pp. 56- 72
How to cite this article:
Rus, A.V., Parris, S., Cross, D., Purvis, K., Draghici, S. (2011). Reforming the Romanian Child Welfare System: 1990 – 2010. Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 34, 56-72.
The Romanian child welfare system has undergone a series of major changes over the past two decades, impacting the type of care and developmental outcomes for Romanian orphans and foster children. Each distinct reform period within this
twenty-year span can be identified by the laws and governmental reform measures enacted, the shift in child population among various Romanian institutions and foster care homes, types of institutions available to children, level of care, shift in reasons for child abandonment, changes in ways children are routed through the system, and how these changes have effect children’s development, health, and
Romania; child welfare system; institutionalization; abandonment; foster care; residential care; family-type services.
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