I began the project of exploring ways to support caregivers of children in care in 2005, when I visited a small Christian orphanage, Love and Hope, in El Salvador. In my second visit, I was accompanied by Sarah Measures, educator and child psychotherapist. In addition to Sarah and me, the team now includes Wendy Fern, a community family clinician, Susanna Fragano, a social worker, and Alexandra Musliner, an educator.
The purpose of this blog is to gather information about how to support caregivers of children in care in developing countries. The quality of the caregiving relationship in infants and young children, central to the healthy development of the growing child, can be enhanced by attention to the caregivers in the form of education and other support. This blog will become an archive for information on these issues.