Promoting Rights and Community Living for Children with Psychosocial Disabilities

by Natalie Drew, Michelle Funk, Natalie Drew et al.
World Health Organization, 2015

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This document describes the current situation faced by many children with mental and intellectual disabilities in institutional (including mental health and social care facilities) settings in different parts of the world. It provides information on the types of violations occurring against children with mental and intellectual disabilities in these settings, the consequences of institutionalization, and examines barriers and solutions in countries to address this situation. The report provides guidance, based on promising practices from around the globe, on the key services and supports that need to be in place to ensure that children are able to live and thrive in the community.

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