Recommended: Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World, Volume 1 & 2

July 5, 2017

Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World

Global Perspectives



Tuhinul Islam, PhD and Leon Fulcher, PhD - editors

ISBN 978-1-928212-20-1   (ebook)
Published: August 2016
Pages: 337
Dimensions: 135 x 215mm / 5,3 x 8,46 inches


"This volume will unsettle the beliefs of legal, policy and rights advocates who think residential care has no place in the continuum of services for children and youths. No attempt is made to diminish harms served up to generations of children in the name of residential care, education, and treatment. That history is exposed as part of a Western colonial history involving the servitude of children, highlighting local practices that are nothing short of life-saving."


– Emeritus Professor Gale Burford, University of Vermont


"This collection offers a cross-cultural exploration of critical aspects in the residential care of children and young people, illustrated by narratives from countries that rarely feature in the Western literature. Probing beyond contemporary discourses, a deeper investigation is offered into what integrative services in diverse contexts might look like. Instead of focusing on whether or not residential care is desirable, it examines the notion of quality care in developing countries and poses questions about how non-Western policy and practice perspectives may offer more fruitful outcomes for young people than have been considered previously."


– Dr Rika Swanzen, Associate Professor, Child & Youth Development, Monash South Africa


E-book and Paperback can be ordered here



Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World

European Perspectives


Tuhinul Islam, PhD and Leon Fulcher, PhD - editors

ISBN 978-1-928212-28-7   (ebook)
Published: May 2017
Pages: 373
Dimensions: 135 x 215mm / 5,3 x 8,46 inches


"I congratulate you for this amazing effort to collect “stories” of Residential Child and Youth Care worldwide! In trying to meet the individual needs of children and young people who can't live with their family, a variety of quality services and settings is required. Our 60 years of experience in delivering preventive services to families and providing direct care for children and young people - currently in 134 countries – reinforces messages shared in this Volume: It takes financial resources as well as dedicated and well-trained people to provide quality care for our world's most vulnerable children."


- Elisabeth Ullmann-Gheri, Care Advisor, SOS Children’s Villages International, Innsbruck, Austria


"This is a most welcome publication that, during the next decade, could help shape residential care for young people across the European Union and beyond. Residential child and youth care continues to form an essential part of child welfare services throughout Europe. All countries in this study care about their children and young people in residential care – the challenge is to care for these young people with personalised, needs-led nurturing."


- Gabrielle Graham, M.Litt, PhD, Child and Youth Care Consultant, Greystones, Ireland, Dublin Institute of Technology (retired)



E-book and Paperback can be ordered here






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