In March 2014, Udayan Care launched a bi- annual academic journal 'Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond' (ICEB), published by Indian Journals, to discuss the state of care of children in institutional and alternative care. The journals’ 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 out of home care and need institutionalised or other 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, about best practices, research findings and studies, legislation, jurisprudence and case law, in relation to such children's mental health, social development, care and upbringing in alternative modes of care in South Asian countries.
Nine issues of the journal have already been published and we are now preparing to release the tenth issue of the journal in September, 2018. The September, 2018, issue focuses on Aftercare. Make sure to book your subscription to ICEB in order to engage with knowledge sharing in regards to alternative care of Out-of-Home-Care (OHC) children in the South Asia region!