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12 Approaches for Engaging with Children who have Suffered Sexual Abuse

This paper summarizes 12 reports documenting approaches appropriate for work with children who have experienced sexual abuse. The report covers specific practices as well as methods and approaches for working with the families of these children and the implications of different legal and policy...

Clinic-Based Peer Support by Women Living with HIV

Peer support is an important strategy for improving health outcomes, including the mental and physical health of mothers living with HIV. It also has the advantage of allowing tasks to be shifted from healthcare professionals to paraprofessionals. Research findings from a peer support study were...

Home Visiting by Community Health Workers Improves Outcomes for Mothers-Infants Over Three Years

This presentation reviews a cluster randomized controlled trial of 24 neighborhoods near Cape Town with community health workers providing 3 years of intervention to assist mothers and infants. Families receiving CHW support had reduced maternal depression and increased child cognition. Presented...

Developing & Testing Evidence-based Child Abuse Prevention Programs for AIDS-affected Families in LMIC

This presentation reviews pathways to HIV-risk, resulting child abuse and offers advice and support for stemming the problem. Presented during the symposium “Children and HIV: Start Early, Start Now! – Integrated Interventions for Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families” in Melbourne,...

Revisiting the Esoteric Question: Can non-social workers manage and supervise social workers?

This paper reflects a key ongoing debate within different contexts around the world, on which many authors have provided comment over the years, and the case of South Africa is examined.

Investing in Children and Families to Avoid Unnecessary Separation (Français and Español)

S’Engager pour les Enfants et les Familles Afin d’é Viter la Séparation - Aujourd’hui, il est évident que les acteurs de la prise en charge des enfants et  des familles devraient s’engager d’avantage pour les enfants et les familles pour permettre leur développement harmonieux et leur participation...

Household Economic Strengthening in Support of Prevention of Family and Child Separation

This paper prepared by FHI 360 summarizes learning related to prevention of family-child separation, reintegration of children in family care, and economic interventions that might support these aims. It includes reference to the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and Better Care Network...

USAID’s Vision for Health Systems Strengthening

Prevention and promotion have a high impact on sustained improvements in health systems performance. USAID focuses on an integrated, comprehensive and holistic approach to improve health systems to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

Transitional Support Programmes for the Child and Youth Care Sector

This booklet was developed by Mamelani Projects, a community development organization in South Africa. The booklet outlines Mamelani’s approach to Youth Development and providing transitional support to young people as they transition out of Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCCs). This booklet is...

Reflective Supervision: Patients' Experiences of Monitoring Their Adolescents' Compliance with Diversion Order

The importance of child protection as well as the designated social workers (DSWs) assigned to them, and the jeopardy they face, is well recognized. Although there is a call to enhance DSW resilience, little is known about their resilience, and there are no guidelines to equip South African DSW...

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