Adverse childhood experiences, psychosocial well-being, and cognitive development among orphans and abandoned children in five low income countries


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© 2015 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. The plight of orphansa and abandoned children (OAC) is an increasing global problem that is particularly pervasive in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa [1]. Improving the educational attainment of the 153 million orphans and other vulnerable children worldwide is a key goal for development policymakers and practitioners. International declarations such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All Movement indicate that the educational attainment of vulnerable children has become a global priority. Most recently, the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS targeted increases in school attendance of orphans as an important and measureable indicator of progress [2].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Escueta, M; Whetten, K; Ostermann, J; O’Donnell, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Childhood Adversity and Developmental Effects: International and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 267

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781771881104

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1201/b18372

Citation Source

  • Scopus