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Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings

The protection of children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect is an urgent priority for all those working in humanitarian situations, including of course, protection actors but also the broad range of sectoral specialists. We must ensure we strengthen systems that will protect children...

What Are We Learning About Protecting Children in the Community? An inter-agency review of evidence on community-based child protection mechanisms executive summary

National child protection systems include more formal, governmental mechanisms and also less formal, civil society mechanisms, such as traditional justice systems. Although this approach is widely used and supported by international agencies, there is at present a lack of robust evidence about the...

Interventions to Improve Psychosocial Well-being for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS: A systematic review

Following a systematic review to identify studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions developed to improve the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV/AIDS, published between January 2008 and February 2016, this report identifies 17 interventions that improved the...

The Role of Para-Social Workers in Creating Community-led Approaches to Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse: Case study on child protection within OVC programs

With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children...

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.

Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit

This resource includes many components for conducting a needs assessment and helping to plan and develop the workforce at US state agencies.

The Role of Social Work in International Child Protection: Best practices in stakeholder cooperation

This paper focuses on the intersection of law, policy implementation and social work in child protection, specifically child protection involving children who are separated by an international border from their families.

Disability Inclusion: Translating policy into practice in humanitarian action

This resource highlights key protection concerns for persons with disabilities and how to increase technical capacity and skills for better inclusion in humanitarian settings.

Responding to Child Maltreatment: A framework for mapping child protection agencies

This report aims to gather data on legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment. The first step in this mapping exercise is to map out the network of agencies and organizations tasked with responding to child maltreatment, including government-run child protective services,...

Study Examines Stability of Minnesota Child Protection Workforce

A summary of a survey conducted to understand the state of the workforce in Minnesota includes job satisfaction, the impact of secondary traumatic stress and the adequacy of supervision and peer support.

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