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The Role of Social Work in Juvenile Justice

This UNICEF paper is designed to pinpoint the main activities and tasks that should be undertaken by social work professionals within the overall juvenile justice framework. To do so, the paper first briefly reviews experience of social work in the Central and Eastern European/Commonwealth of...

An Assessment of the Public Sector Social Service Workforce in Ethiopia

This document presents results from an assessment that was conducted in 2013 to better understand the current status of the public sector social service workforce in Ethiopia.  The assessment process entailed gathering basic information from six selected regions, documenting common social services...

Child Protection Systems: Mapping and Assessing Eastern and Southern Africa

This report outlines the global context that ESAR is operating in with respect to child protection, highlights the programming that has been undertaken to date on child protection systems, outlines lessons learned from the support being provided by Maestral International to map and assess child...

Protecting Children in Malawi: A report on the major findings of the mapping and assessment

This report is on the mapping and assessment of the child protection system that was undertaken by the Government of Malawi. UNICEF and the other United Nations agencies are committed to supporting the Government of Malawi in achieving its goals stated in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy...

Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

The objective of this child protection systems mapping and analysis is to provide stakeholders with a descriptive profile of their existing system, and an initial assessment of its contextual appropriateness and relevance to the populations being served.

The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Leadership Competency Framework

The purpose of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) is to build the capacity of the nation’s child welfare workforce and improve outcomes for children and families. The NCWWI focuses on activities that support the development of child welfare leaders in public, private, and tribal...

Learning and Living Leadership: A tool kit

The purpose of this tool kit is to enable emerging child welfare leaders to learn how to liveleadership through multiple activities that link to the child welfare leadership competencies detailed in the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s (NCWWI) Leadership Competency Model.

Assessing the Human Resource Capacity for Implementation of the National Plan of Action for OVC

This document provides coordinators, stakeholders and implementers with a process, methodology, and tools for assessing government human resource capacity to lead and manage an effective implementation of the NPA.  

Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers

This manual, Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers, provides the foundation for effective supervisory practice in child protective services (CPS). It describes the roles and responsibilities of the CPS supervisor, and it provides practice-oriented advice on how to carry out supervisory...

Staff Retention in Family Services Workbook 6 – Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff in Child and Family Service

The purpose of this training and series of workbooks is to increase child and family service agencies’ effectiveness in developing and retaining their staff by applying information from research and best retention practices to their work. The foundation for this material is the important mission of...

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