LIBRARY

In this section you will find material of interest produced by RELAF, NGOs and government agencies of the countries of the region. These documents can be used for consultation, dissemination, training and other activities. To continue enriching this section, we invite you to share material that you consider of interest to the Network, by writing to gestion@relaf.org

 

Tools


Breakthroughs and challenges identified at the RELAF International Seminar -  Salvador/Bahia 2019
Breakthroughs and challenges identified at the RELAF International Seminar - Salvador/Bahia 2019

Putting an end to the confinement of children to fulfil their right to family and community life

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Handbook for the implementation of a foster care programme in Mexico
Handbook for the implementation of a foster care programme in Mexico

The enactment in 2014 of the General Law on the Rights of Children and Adolescents (Ley General de los Derechos de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes - LGDNNA) has strengthened the institutionality and the policies regarding the protection of children's rights within the different government sectors in Mexico.

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Putting an end to the confinement of children
Putting an end to the confinement of children

The RELAF Method for the guarantee of the right to family and community life

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RELAF Seminar 2016 - Dossier
RELAF Seminar 2016 - Dossier

Children without parental care: present and future in the region

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Decalogue of human right standards applicable to children
Decalogue of human right standards applicable to children

who are undergoing evaluation processes in institutions responsible for the special protection of rights

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Cooperation between RELAF and UNICEF in Ecuador
Cooperation between RELAF and UNICEF in Ecuador

Proposal to identify and provide trainings on the application of intervention standards for working with children deprived of parental care in a catastrophe context.

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Measurement and monitoring of the deinstitutionalisation of children
Measurement and monitoring of the deinstitutionalisation of children

The tool and its application in LAC countries

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The care of young children
The care of young children

Model for the prevention of abandonment and institutionalisation

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Early Childhood


Towards a diagnosis of the situation of the children between 0 and 3 years of age placed in residential care institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Towards a diagnosis of the situation of the children between 0 and 3 years of age placed in residential care institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Diagnosis of the situation of the children between 0 and 3 years of age placed in residential care institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. UNICEF and RELAF.

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Early childhood in a family. Guide of benchmark experiences for the preservation of early family bonds
Early childhood in a family. Guide of benchmark experiences for the preservation of early family bonds

It recognises programmes, practices and public policies that resulted in the guarantee of the right to family and community life.

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Situation Studies


Systemisation and evaluation of the cooperation between RELAF and UNICEF Mexico
Systemisation and evaluation of the cooperation between RELAF and UNICEF Mexico

Systemisation and evaluation of the cooperation between RELAF and UNICEF Mexico in the development of six pilot foster care experiences as part of a gradual process towards the deinstitutionalisation of children in the country.

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Cost or investment?
Cost or investment?

Analysis of the costs of and investments in the alternative care systems of six countries of the region.

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The Forgotten: children in
The Forgotten: children in "homes"

Large-scale institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The last in line
The last in line

Children and adolescents with disabilities in residential care institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Study on the local child protection system: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Study on the local child protection system: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

Description and analysis of the institutions of Rosario to contribute to the knowledge about the effective organisation of the national child protection systems, in order to identify obstacles and facilitators in their implementation.

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Discrimination in residential care institutions. Institutionalisation and discriminatory practices in Latin America and the Caribbean
Discrimination in residential care institutions. Institutionalisation and discriminatory practices in Latin America and the Caribbean

It focuses on the different aspects of the discrimination suffered by children deprived of parental care that live in residential care institutions in the region.

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Latin American Paper
Latin American Paper

Detailed description and analysis regarding the contexts in which the children deprived of parental care in our region live.

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Report on the situation of Foster Care in Argentina. Material produced by RELAF.
Report on the situation of Foster Care in Argentina. Material produced by RELAF.

It provides a description of the different aspects of the implementation of foster care programmes in several Argentine provinces.

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Institutionalised children: visibility of severe human rights violations
Institutionalised children: visibility of severe human rights violations

Institutionalised children: visibility of severe human rights violations. It describes the human rights violations that come with institutionalisation, such as the confinement of young children, the long stays at institutions and the cases of sexual abuse or maltreatment.

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Latin American Report. Situations of Children without Parental Care or at Risk of losing it: contexts, causes and responses.
Latin American Report. Situations of Children without Parental Care or at Risk of losing it: contexts, causes and responses.

Detailed description and analysis regarding the contexts in which the children deprived of parental care in our region live.

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Migrant Children


Handbook on international human rights standards applicable to migrant children and adolescents
Handbook on international human rights standards applicable to migrant children and adolescents

It synthesises the main concepts and standards as to the protection of the rights of migrant children in the region.

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Migrant children and adolescents: framework and situation for the fulfilment of their human rights
Migrant children and adolescents: framework and situation for the fulfilment of their human rights

It identifies possible violations of migrant children's rights in the context of institutionalisation.

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Returned migrant children. Analysis of the contexts and the responses of the child protection policies and services in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico
Returned migrant children. Analysis of the contexts and the responses of the child protection policies and services in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico

It evaluates the policies and services of the governmental and nongovernmental bodies in charge of protecting the rights of the migrant children that have returned to their communities of origin.

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