Orphanage caregivers' perceptions of children's emotional needs

@inproceedings{Bettmann2015OrphanageCP,
  title={Orphanage caregivers' perceptions of children's emotional needs},
  author={Joanna E Bettmann and Jamie M. Mortensen and Kofi Osei Akuoko},
  year={2015}
}
Problems in orphan care are endemic in sub-Saharan Africa where 80% of all children orphaned by AIDS live. Institutions are often the only level of care available for infant orphans, but such care may increase children's risk for psychological, emotional and developmental problems. This study explores Ghanaian institutional caregivers' views of children's emotional and relational needs with the aim of understanding these caregivers' capacities to provide effective care for orphans. Qualitative… CONTINUE READING

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