after the fall of the communist government in romania in 1989 the world bore witness 3497204

After the fall of the communist government in Romania in 1989, the world bore witness to the conditions of the orphanages there. As part of his rule, Ceausescu had adopted policies outlawing abortion and contraception. The increasing births that families could not afford resulted in a growing population in state-run orphanages, even though most of the children there were not actually orphans. For the most part, the orphanages did not meet the childrens basic needs, and were dirty, unsanitary and many were abusive. Once the conditions of these children became public, numerous organizations formed to provide aid. Due to the extreme neglect that most of these children experienced, they experienced significant physical and mental delays. Even those children who were adopted showed problems with attachment and later development.
Much research has been done to look at the impact of being raised in institutional settings, and how children adapted after they were adopted and raised in typical families.
For this discussion, you are going to consider a personal story of one Romanian child who was adopted, Izidor Ruckel, as well as on-going research by the Bucharest Early Intervention Project
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. This project began in 2000 and continues to this day, and has a randomized treatment group and control group, as well as comparison group.
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1.How does being raised in institutional settings impact attachment style? Be sure to draw on information presented specifically about the orphanages in Romania, as was well information about attachment theory discussed in Chapter 4 of your book. You must discuss attachment theory and the different attachment styles to get credit for this question.

2.If you had the opportunity to advise a friend or family member regarding their upcoming adoption of a 2 year-old raised in an institutional setting prior to the adoption, what would you tell them to look for in terms of potential problems? What would you advise them to do to do to try to counteract the effects of institutionalization? Be sure to support your answer with information from research and/or your book, not just your personal, common-sense suggestions.

3.What are your thoughts on the ethicality of the research conducted through the Bucharest Early Intervention Project? There are mixed opinions for this question. Whatever stance you choose, be sure to back up your opinion; explain why you think that it is ethical, or not ethical. It will be helpful to begin your discussion by a brief description of the research design.

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