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Zambia National Consultation Accelerating Children Care Reform Report

This report documents the discussion at a meeting held in May 2016 with diverse stakeholders throughout Zambia and highlights key issues that were identified to accelerate care reform in the country. Conclusions and recommendations were agreed around the three main focus areas: evidence building...

Transitioning to Family Care for Children Tool Kit

This toolkit includes several components for developing a child-centered case management plan.

Realiser les Droits d'Enfant: Manual pour la Formation des Professionnels de la Prise en Charge Alternative

L’atteinte de cet objectif passe en particulier par des partenariats avec des institutions internationales et des acteurs de la société civile tant nationaux qu’internationaux. Ces partenariats ont permis l’élaboration des Standards « Quality4Children » pour la prise en charge des enfants hors du...

Child Violence Experiences in Institutionalised/Orphanage Care

This paper is a literature review of the prevalence of violence against children in institutionalized care, particularly orphanages, and the negative results on development and well-being. The authors show how staff training and better systems of care can be effective interventions.

Skills and Professional Practices for the Consolidation of the Support Group Model to Foster Families

Participatory action-research with professionals working in child protection systems throughout Spain highlights the importance of development of competencies and training for working in foster care and establishing supportive relationships with the families. Competencias y prácticas profesionales...

Adopted Youth in Residential Care: Prevalence rate and professional training needs

Survey responses from clinical program directors show that additional adoption-related training is important for their mental health staff.

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America

The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be...

Alternative Child Care and Deinstitutionalisation in Asia: Findings of a desk review

This report includes findings from a desk review of 140 reports that aims to show efforts being made toward childcare reform and deinstitutionalisation in the continent. It includes information on the social service workforce's capacity and training toward these efforts.

Alternative Child Care and Deinstitutionalisation: A case study of Indonesia

Key elements of child care reform in Indonesia are highlighted, including strengthening of the regulatory frameworks and accreditation of social welfare organizations, integrated services for vulnerable children, community-based child protection mechanisms, and the use of case management to...

Home-Based Care (HBC) Needs Assessment among U.S. Government-Supported Areas in Tanzania

To address the HIV epidemic and meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—adopted home-based care (HBC) as a component of the continuum of care promoted by WHO and PEPFAR. This study aims to better...

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