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Making Social Work Work

This report provides an overview of the role of professional social workers in relation to children without parental care (CWPC). It outlines the approaches to and the functions of social work across resource constrained countries. From this study the report provides a typology of the range of...

Supporting Community-Led Child Protection: An online guide and toolkit

Supporting community-led action requires a different skill set than needed for top-down approaches. The tools are designed to help begin the process of acquiring these skills. The Toolkit consists of four sections, for each of the four major skill sets involved: facilitating, training, learning,...

Trauma Without Borders: The necessity for school-based interventions in treating unaccompanied refugee minors

This article explores migration trauma among Mexican and Central American unaccompanied refugee minors (URM) with the purpose of developing an understanding of migration as a tripartite process consisting of: pre-migration exposure to traumatic stressors, in-journey stressors, and post-migration...

Children in Immediate Danger: Emergency removals in Finnish and Irish child protection

This paper presents a qualitative analysis of front‐line practices regarding emergency removals in Finnish and Irish child protection. It examines how the responses to children's immediate danger are framed by legislation and how front‐line practitioners assess the child's situation and make...

Service Providers as Champions for Non-Violent Childhoods

This guidance report reviews the experience of and lessons learned from service provision in social welfare, child protection and childcare, health care, education and law enforcement. It presents methods, tools and service models that have proven effective in preventing and responding to corporal...

Understanding the Mental Health Consequences of Family Separation for Refugees: Implications for policy and practice

Given the current global refugee crisis and the need for policies to address this large and growing issue, this research highlights the importance of considering the ways in which family separation impacts refugee mental health, and policies and practices that could help ameliorate this ongoing...

A Call to Action: Reimagining Social Work Practice with Unaccompanied Minors

This article is a call to action for social workers who may now encounter unaccompanied minors (UAM) for the first time in their practice. Recommendations include providing education to parents and caregivers about UAM’s rights, U.S. laws and regulations, and service availability; building trust...

Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

Research shows that children exposed to domestic violence are at increased risk of being abused or neglected.

Perspectives from Community-Based Organizational Managers on Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare

This study utilized qualitative interviews to examine the perspectives and experiences of managers in implementing SafeCare, an evidence-based intervention to reduce child maltreatment.

Reframing Early Childhood Development and Learning

This resource is a communications toolkit for building public support in Kenya for better child development policies and programmes. This collection of research, recommendations and sample communications is designed to help child development advocates increase public understanding.

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