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Not Our Children, Not Our Problem

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

When we stop behaving like xenophobic, isolationist silos, we might be able to prevent masses of people trying to escape abuse in their communities. We wait for crises to happen. We spend little time and money on prevention and we are in denial about the condition of the human spirit.

Self-care for a Civil Society: Orphans Need to Learn Self-regulation

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

As I look back on all the orphans I have met through my international development work as a pediatrician and adoption medicine specialist, I recognize that the most startling aspect of the orphan is their lack of self-soothing skills.

'Mommy and Me' in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

It is easy to believe in what we are doing. We are in the midst of training our staff to collect data as we monitor and evaluate our strategies to create change for the orphans and at-risk youngsters in Kenscoff.

The Joy of Haiti

Misha Lyuve | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Misha Lyuve

It became clear -- money, supplies and good people are not enough. It all has to be applied thoughtfully and deliberately to transform communities in a way that they can start taking care of themselves.

More on Wadley and His Family: What Every Child Needs

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

It is all organic, and when you map out the destiny of families in communities, they all need the same things to grow and be self-sufficient. They deserve the opportunities to have successful kids and to be hopeful every day.

Service Is Simple

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I love traveling with a group of supporters and donors who are eager to do service with me because I can see how they feel about the children and help educate them about our mission and vision. The happiness of the children simply strips us of our defensives

Seal: An Inspiration for Orphans Around the World

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Seal was in foster care and was abused by his parents. He ran away as an adolescent and discovered singing early in life as a way to express his pain and longing for his dreams.

Creole Lessons

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I remember thinking that I loved the Creole language and found it whimsical in sound, and warm, loving and childlike in meaning.

Haiti Journal #3 -- The Highs and Lows of Fieldwork

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Everyone was astonished by the condition of both buildings from the earthquake ... and the tent camps that still remain in the main square.

Haiti Journal #2: A Visit to Our Toy Library and the Problem of Social Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The vast majority of orphans in Haiti (and most likely in the rest of the world) are social orphans: their parents are alive, but for many reasons, they are not raising their children.

Haiti Journal #4 - Culture, Literacy and Medicine

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

In Haiti, store signs are symbols or photographs, not words. That's because few Haitians read anything except the Bible.

Community and the Death of my Good Friend, Tersh Murdoch

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The work of WWO is about community, and all international development work should be based on the simplest of formulas to help needy people rally within their community to hold strong and escape poverty and conflict.

Helping Haitian Orphans Through Sports and Community Building

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

What do kids do all day in a "tent camp"? Well, when school is out, since there is no camp or summer program in the community, they do a lot of nothing.

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...