In 2006, Brent spent time in Moscow conducting research into the adaptation of orphans into society. He interned with a well-respected program entitled “Women and Children First,” under the facilitation of an established American NGO (MiraMed Institute – www.miramedinstitute.org).
Brent’s research is based on course and curriculum evaluation of “Women and Children First,” first hand observation of their program and some limited involvement.
They have a great deal of crucial curriculum. By researching the program, “Women and Children First,” Brent gained a greater understanding of how such current programs utilize their curriculum and how they work and interact with orphanages in order to prepare the orphan for integration into society.
This research helped Yearn in answering the question – How we can better address the tragic cycle of orphans in Russia once they leave the orphanages unequipped for life?
The objective for this research was to make baby steps towards better understanding that issue.
One of the best solutions is prevention, and this research into the adaptation of orphans into society helped expose what we can do in the here and now, to help the then and there.