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Guidance for Alternative Care Provision during COVID-19

Practical guidance on the adaptations and considerations needed to support children in alternative care or entering alternative care during COVID-19.

Social work in East Africa: A mzungu perspective

Social work in East Africa is confronted with myriad social and structural problems. The heritage of imported theories and concepts from the West is still affecting education and practice. The profession lacks resources and has only limited influence on social policies. Since 2010, a multi-phase,...

Key Considerations in Establishing a National Association for Child and Youth Care Workers

These guidelines were produced by four national professional associations for child and youth care workers in Africa to encourage others to undertake a similar process in other countries toward professionalization, regulation and growth of child and youth care work. These guidelines provide an...

How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform

This guidance was developed for anyone wanting to engage, collaborate or advocate for care leavers.

Reframing Early Childhood Development and Learning

This resource is a communications toolkit for building public support in Kenya for better child development policies and programmes. This collection of research, recommendations and sample communications is designed to help child development advocates increase public understanding.

Handbook on Counselling and Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents Living with and Affected by HIV in Africa

This handbook provides a comprehensive guide for providers who work in counselling and psychological care of children and adolescents. It includes information on mental health; child protection; counselling and communication; disclosure; transition of care; support systems; and monitoring and...

Minimum Standards on Comprehensive Services for Children and Young People in the East African Community

The Minimum Standards (MSCS) have been developed to guide the implementation of the EAC Child Policy (2016). The role of the MSCS is to ensure a coordinated approach to service delivery, in particular at the community level, for all children and young people to strengthen their resilience and...

A Guide for Supporting Community-Led Child Protection Processes

The purpose of this guide and its companion tools is to offer a sustainable approach that is community-led. Community-led approaches can take many forms, but all of them feature community power, dialogue, and decision-making, including by children. Community-led approaches generate high levels of...

Framework for Strengthening Integration of Mental Health in Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

This paper highlights key drivers for improving integration of mental health, including a qualified workforce delivering quality services.

What Works to End Violence Against Children? Seven things we have learned

Systems strengthening including through strengthened work of community child protection groups and stronger child protection systems are among successful strategies for ending violence against children.

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