“What happened to this child?”

'Systems work best when individuals stop asking “What’s wrong with this child?” and start asking “What happened to this child?”'  That's the message from U.S. recent research on the need for a holistic response to young people's complex needs -one we wholeheartedly agree with. Too often, the behavioural health needs of youth go unidentified and unaddressed, … Continue reading “What happened to this child?”

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Children in care must be educated, just like every other child #childrenincare

Children in care are particularly vulnerable, especially those who are in residential care. It was quite shocking to read this week in the Irish Examiner that a primary-aged school child in residential care has not been in education since February and that she is risk of being “institutionalised.” As outlined in the report, the child … Continue reading Children in care must be educated, just like every other child #childrenincare