Category Archives: Research

2010-09-20: Bulgaria institutions for mentally disabled children under par

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee announces the results of the inspections carried out in the country’s institutions for mentally disabled children.
Hundreds of child deaths, avoidable but never investigated, a large proportion of which caused by malnutrition. The current state of the social institutions for children reveals malnutrition, violence, physical and chemical restraint. Continue reading

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Selected journal articles and book chapters

Charlotte J. Patterson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. She is also a faculty member and research scientist at the Fenway Institute’s Center for Population Research in LGBT Health in Boston. Her research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives. In the context of her research, Patterson has worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families; she is best known for her studies of child development in the context of lesbian- and gay-parented families. Continue reading

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Two women are better parents than a man and a woman?

This article is discussing that possibility: It is based on a study by Birkbeck College and Clark University in Massachusetts. We no think that it is right or even possible to compare quality of parenting based on gender. But … Continue reading

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