An Army of Orphans: Battling Loneliness and Isolation

An Army of Orphans:
Battling Loneliness and Isolation

Show Notes

A dictator behind the Iron Curtain issued a decree so he could grow an army. Instead he created a nation of orphans. We instantly connect to fictional orphan characters when we read about them in books like the Harry Potter series and Dorothy Gale in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In real life, the damage done to orphans when they are abandoned early in life can have lasting effects, leaving them isolated and alone, even after they are adults. The absence of connections affects us deeply. The pandemic has caused us damage emotionally and physically but maybe there are lessons we can learn from orphans.

Major Sources Include:
1.
Izidor Ruckel, interviewed July 1, 2020
2. Professor Nathan A Fox, interviewed July 4, 2020
3. Borgen Project 
4. ABC News 20/20 Report 
5. Romanian’s 1966 Anti-Abortion Decree: The Demographic Experience of the First Decade. Population Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jul. 1979, pp. 209-222 (14 pages) Published By: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 
6. The Lasting Impact of Neglect: American Psychological Association
7. Lumos Charity
8. Unicef
9. Institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children 2: policy and practice recommendations for global, national, and local actors. The Lancet.

Series Credits:
Host and Writer: Peg Fong

Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

A dictator behind the Iron Curtain issued a decree so he could grow an army. Instead he created a nation of orphans. We instantly connect to fictional orphan characters when we read about them in books like the Harry Potter series and Dorothy Gale in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In real life, the damage done to orphans when they are abandoned early in life can have lasting effects, leaving them isolated and alone, even after they are adults. The absence of connections affects us deeply. The pandemic has caused us damage emotionally and physically but maybe there are lessons we can learn from orphans.

Major Sources Include:
1.
Izidor Ruckel, interviewed July 1, 2020
2. Professor Nathan A Fox, interviewed July 4, 2020
3. Borgen Project 
4. ABC News 20/20 Report 
5. Romanian’s 1966 Anti-Abortion Decree: The Demographic Experience of the First Decade. Population Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jul. 1979, pp. 209-222 (14 pages) Published By: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 
6. The Lasting Impact of Neglect: American Psychological Association
7. Lumos Charity
8. Unicef
9. Institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children 2: policy and practice recommendations for global, national, and local actors. The Lancet.

Series Credits:
Host and Writer: Peg Fong

Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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