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Better Care, Better Volunteering

With growing interest in volunteer-tourism around the world, there is an increasing trend of volunteering within residential care centres such as orphanages and children’s homes. There is a critical need to raise awareness of the risks of harm involved in these volunteering practices, through...

Summary Report of the 3rd Annual Global Social Service Workforce Symposium

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance hosted its 3rd Annual Symposium on June 2nd, 2016. The event was held at the Birdsall House Conference Center in Washington, DC and also via live webcast. Just over 300 participants from 25 countries across NGOs, government, academia, donors and others...

An Evaluation of the Community-Based Care and Support Services for Older Persons in a Specific Community

A comparison of the viewpoints of social workers, social work department officials and receivers of care about their roles and responsibilities within the community and their understanding of the roles of others.  The evaluation found that while most participants understand the system there was a...

The State of the Social Service Workforce 2016 Report: A review of five years of workforce strengthening

This report assesses the evolution of the social service workforce over the past five years by examining efforts to strengthen and diversify the workforce in eight countries.

Challenges Faced by Unaccompanied Minor-refugees in South Africa

This qualitative study explored the experiences of unaccompanied minor-refugees from Zimbabwe to South Africa. The findings revealed that services by statutory social workers were limited, compared to services by social workers employed in non-governmental organizations. It highlights the...

HIV-Sensitive Care Force Planning

Presentations from the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS Care Force Conference include HIV-sensitive care, demography of the family care force and caregiver supportive policies.

Consequence of Adult HIV for Affected Children: Modelling the impact (full report)

The PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical Working group, in partnership with Management Sciences for Health and the Human Sciences Research Council, undertook a three-phase project, including a review of the evidence linking children affected by HIV and AIDS to consequences for their...

Report Highlights: Modeling the impact of HIV on affected children

In order to more accurately identify the long-term consequences of the HIV epidemic for children, the PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical Working group, in partnership with Management Sciences for Health and the Human Sciences Research Council, undertook a three-phase project to create...

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

Community-based Organizations for Vulnerable Children in South Africa: Reach, psychosocial correlates, and potential mechanisms

Evidence is lacking as to whether CBOs are reaching those who are most vulnerable, whether attending these organizations is associated with greater psychosocial wellbeing for the individual, and how CBOs work in practice. Data were obtained from the Young Carers and Child Community Care studies for...

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