Kerala’s foster care scheme hindered by Covid-19

The number of people who come forward to take children for foster care from child care institutions in Kerala has decreased because of the pandemic. Kerala: On National Foster Care Day, the state is struggling to promote foster care.Fewer people are opting for taking in foster children during the pandemic so Kerala’s Child Care Institutions […]

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Amidst the pandemic, summer camps move online

Just as students saw reprieve from online learning as the first wave of the pandemic receded, the second wave is forcing summer camps to choose between moving online and shutting down. Bengaluru- This year, after the Covid-19 graph started plummeting, summer camp organizers considered conducting the summer camps online. But, with the second wave, they […]

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“Over 90% children don’t get mental healthcare”: study

Studies show over 90 percent of children and adolescents in India suffering from mental disorders do not receive treatment. Mumbai: Around 90 percent of children and adolescents in India with a mental health disorder are currently not receiving any treatment. Child and Adolescent Mental Health is the fundamental right of children. In India, one-third of […]

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Schools reopening: Parents of special children worried sick

After the government announced the possibility of schools reopening, parents of children with special needs prepare for the new challenge. October 22, 2020 | Written by Tunir Biswas Kolkata: Ever since West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on September 30th,  said  that a decision on reopening schools shall be taken after November 15th, parents of children […]

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Fleeting Childhood

Excessive usage of smartphones alter behavioral patterns of children, NIMHANS study shows By Kurian Joe Bengaluru: Nowadays it is a common sight to see the toddler’s completely engrossed in a big smartphone, totally oblivious of their surroundings. NIMHANS study shows physical and psychological distress among 6.8 percent of children using smart gadgets. “My younger daughter […]

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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder still a Stigma in India

Social blame and lack of medical research have failed to recognise the disorder. By Sharathkumar Nair Bengaluru, March 21, 2019: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is a common neurodevelopment disorder most commonly diagnosed in children. But if left untreated during childhood, there is a high possibility of the child carrying the symptoms to adulthood. Men […]

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Children Getting Sexually Exploited in the Dark Web

According to a survey conducted by the National Centre of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a United States based commission, around 2.4 million children online sexual abuse cases were reported in India last year, out of which 80 percent of them were girls under the age of 14. Justice Girish Chandra Gupta said that in June 2016, […]

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