About the ICB Journal
In March 2014, Udayan Care launched a bi-annual academic journal 'Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond' (ICB) to deliberate on the state of care of children in institutional and alternative care. The journal’s regional focus is on the eight South Asian countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The purpose of the journal is to expand and enhance knowledge about children, who have been in Out of Home Care (OHC) and those who need alternative care systems. The mission is to make available a platform for consistent sharing of information, knowledge enhancement and the development of a dialogue and debate amongst professionals, practitioners, mental health experts, policy makers, academics, researchers, and volunteers, working for children in institutional and other alternate care settings, about best practices, research findings and studies, legislation, jurisprudence and case law, in relation to OHC children's mental health, social development, care and upbringing.
So far 13 issues of the journal have been released and we are now ready to release the fourteenth issue, Vol. 7 No. 2, in September, 2020. From 2020. Now, this journal is being published in partnership with SAGE Publications (Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne).We are also currently accepting abstracts for the March 2021 issue, with focus onDeinstitutionalisation: Outcomes; Foster Care, Sponsorship and Adoption; Child Trafficking; HIV and Disability and existing Alternative Care Models within Alternative Care in South Asia.. Make sure to book your subscription to ICB in order to engage with knowledge sharing with regards to alternative care of OHC children in the South Asia region!
Download March 2021 call for paper.
To create a rich platform for sharing discourses related to laws, practices, and evidence-based research, regarding Alternative Care for Out-of-Home-Care (OHC) and at-risk children and young persons in South Asia, and serve the purpose of developing dialogues and debates amongst practitioners, academics, researchers, policy makers, advocates, activists, and volunteers working for Child and Youth Care (CYC). The journal aims to improve standards of care and mental health practices that enhance the delivery of services in alternative care settings in the South Asian region.