Book Launch- Family Based Vs Institutional Care
About the author
As an Orphan and Vulnerable Children’s Advocate who has experienced both living in an institution and the blessing of family, Deborah brings her personal experience to her writing. She is the host of the Share to Stir show on YouTube, a platform where stakeholders meet to discuss child welfare policies in Ghana and beyond. In 2020, Deborah won the 2020 Amazing Woman Award for her humanitarian work in Ghana. Deborah is the author of three other books, including Beyond the orphanage: a journey of hope and aspirations, Forest in the wilderness, life inside a Ghanaian orphanage, and Great minds, Great ideas. She is a trained agricultural economist and shares her passion with the world at www.dzifahtamakloe.com.
About the book
There have been global debates about whether orphans and vulnerable children needing alternative care should be allowed to grow in institutions (orphanages) or families. Significant findings demonstrate the importance of family-based care, the limitations of orphanages, and the motivations of foster advocates, social workers, orphanage administrators, and adoption agents who have attempted to mediate this process. The book “Family Based Vs Institutional Care: Best Approaches in Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in need of Alternative Care” provides a comprehensive account of foster and institutional care, which embodies Ghana’s alternative care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. It examines the socio-legal, political, cultural, and economic views on caring for vulnerable children. It presents a balanced view of the complex motivations and circumstances of all those whose lives are touched by adoption, orphanhood, and fostering.
Most importantly, the book focuses on the 21st-century approach to caring for orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana.
Family Based Vs Institutional Care: Best Approaches in Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in need of Alternative Care will be available from 17th December 2022 on Amazon and bookshops in Ghana. It will also be available on www.dzifahtamakloe.com.