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Associate Prof Releases Book on Worldwide Orphan Care

By: Mary Ann Cozza

UHD associate professor Jo Bailey recently released her new book, Orphan Care, via Stylus/Kumarian Press.

There are an estimated 140 million orphans worldwide, most coming from transitional countries like Russia and Brazil, or poorer countries of the Global South.

According to the publisher, Bailey and her contributors argue that efforts to help orphans have been marred by over-reliance on models and practices originating in the developed countries of the Global North. Bailey's collection is unique in that the contributors to the book are from Botswana, Brazil, China, Russia, Thailand and Zimbabwe. The collection provides an "insider" on the ground perspective on orphan care in these respective countries. Each chapter covers the country's history and background of policy and services to orphans, the dominant reasons children are brought into care; and the prevailing forms of current orphan services.

To read more about the book or to order your own copy, click here.