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Accelerating Children's Care Reform - Zambia National Consultation

A three-day consultative meeting held in Zambia in 2016 sought to identify key issues and recommendations towards an accelerated care reform process in Zambia. Specifically the meeting sought to identify challenges and gaps which may be hindering the care reform process and to identify priority...

Childonomics: Measuring the long-term social and economic value of investing in children

A consortium of organisations developed and tested an instrument that helps reflect on the long-term social and economic return of investing in children and families.

Cambodia - Social Sector Care

This report provides an overview of government spending by sector and services provided within Cambodia by this sector. The report reviews how children are determined to be vulnerable, types of residential care and sample curriculum for a bachelor's degree in social work.

Psychosocial Factors and Behavioral Health Outcomes Among Children in Foster and Kinship Care: A systematic review

Children in out-of-home placements are at elevated risk for behavioral problems. More research is needed to identify factors that can be targeted in prevention and intervention efforts to improve behavioral health outcomes among this vulnerable population. A systematic review was conducted with the...

Its All Relative: Supporting kinship care discussion guide for supervisors

This discussion guide is intended to accompany the video series to share ways to create a more supportive environment and develop an agency culture that responds to caregivers' needs.

Promoting Successful Transitions Beyond Institutional Care: A programme-based service delivery model linked to a case management system

This paper reports on findings from an evaluation study of two institutions providing transition programmes to adolescent girls transitioning from institutional care in Zimbabwe. The study sought to understand how government-based and NGO-based institutions were delivering services to prepare...

Short-term Missions: Guidance to support orphans and vulnerable children

This resource provides guidance and considerations before undertaking a short-term mission trip.

Strategies to Promote Research Use in Child Welfare

Increasing the use of research evidence in decision-making is critical to ensuring that agencies effectively serve families in producing intended outcomes, including the safe achievement of legal permanency through reunification, adoption, or guardianship.

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.

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