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Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused

These new clinical guidelines have been developed to help front-line workers in providing evidence-based, quality, trauma-informed care to survivors.

Building Whole Child Resilience: Working together to enable children affected by HIV and AIDS to survive and thrive

There is a wealth of evidence to show that children affected by HIV and AIDS need integrated, holistic support, which combines biomedical, economic and social interventions. Recommendations are provided for multisectoral collaboration for the best outcomes for children.

Summary of Key Approaches on Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

Programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), through their community presence and unique relationships with caregivers and children, are especially well placed to promote and facilitate the entire HIV care and treatment cascade over time with age-appropriate information and approaches. This...

A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents

The report shows the magnitude of violence against children and calls on national governments to take action to eliminate all forms of violence. In order to implement these plans and policies, the report calls for functioning social service systems with well trained social service workers.

Violence Against Children in All Care Settings: Africa Expert Consultation

A consultative meeting was held to discuss regional and national initiatives underway and opportunities for building on momentum to ensure better care for children at risk of or requiring alternative care. This report highlights those discussions and findings.

Child and Youth-Centered Accountability: A guide for involving young people in monitoring and evaluating child protection systems

This Guide offers five key reasons for including youth within monitoring and evaluation and is intended to be used by those working within child protection systems.

Transition Programming for Sustainable Livelihoods Beyond Institutional Care in Zimbabwe: Service Providers' Perspectives

This article explores the perspectives and programme needs of transition service providers (institutions and the government) in preparing and supporting adolescent girls leaving institutional care in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Capacity Building of Community-Based Child Care Workers Training Manual for Para Social Workers

This second edition of this training manual aims to build the capacity of para social workers in Uganda through a seven-step evidence-based management model.

A Holistic Approach to Psychosocial Support: A national training manual for caregivers

This manual is part of an Orphan Vulnerable Children toolkit for service providers.

Constructing Family from a Social Work Perspective in Child Welfare: A juggling act at best

Social workers from urban communities in the prairie region of Canada were surveyed on their understandings of family. Study findings suggest that social workers' construction of family and the decision they make about family life involve three primary themes: acceptance of diverse understandings...

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