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State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.

What Works in Tackling Child Abuse and Neglect? A manual for policymakers, managers and professionals

The report makes recommendations for various steps in the care continuum around child abuse.

Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare - An Assessment of Current Efforts, Challenges and Opportunities

This document explores the state of the use of predictive analytics in child welfare by conducting an environmental scan of child welfare agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit vendors.

Program Components of Psychosocial Interventions in Foster and Kinship Care: A Systematic Review

This systematic review examines the comparative effectiveness of foster and kinship care interventions by exploring their potential to benefit child and carer well-being, particularly focusing on child behaviour problems and relational functioning.

Family Group Decision-Making: Parent Advocates in New York City

This podcast showcases how parent advocates, who have past experience with the child welfare system, are using their knowledge to help support families within Family Group Decision-Making (FGDM). Listeners will learn how New York City's Enhanced Family Conferencing Initiative (EFCI) expands the...

Supporting Successful Reunifications

Caseworkers should give careful consideration to assessing families’ capacity for keeping children safe and their readiness to reunify as well as to planning for postreunificationservices and contingencies in the event of future safety concerns. Child welfare agencies may find it challenging to...

Assessment Tool for Children in Alternative Care - Assessment and Training Guide

The tool provides guidance on assessing children in alternative care in South Africa, taking into account the child’s well-being and developmental strengths and needs.

Workforce Profiles in Systems of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

This publication is a compilation of profiles of individuals from 30 countries who are working within early childhood education.

Survey on the Situation of Siblings in the Child Care System in Romania

This report provides data and background on challenges of placing siblings together in foster families. The aim of this survey is to help prepare a national institutional framework, to support the general directorates for social assistance and child protection and non-governmental organizations in...

Care Reform Workshop Report, September 2017

This five-day workshop in London provided participants with an opportunity to share experiences in national care reform strategies; learn from leading international experts in care; review and begin adaptation of a self-assessment tool; and participate in M&E capacity building sessions. This...

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