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Evaluation of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Trial: Final report

This report is a summary of a one-year trial and interviews with children working with child trafficking advocates. One of the recommendations includes consideration for advocates to be a part of the formal systems and network for care and protection. The report highlights the positive role of the...

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially...

Going Home: Childrens Reintegration in Mexico, Moldova and Nepal

A summary of interviews and data of children’s reintegration in three countries, the report includes policy recommendations important to the social service workforce to ensure coordination between all service providers.

Improving Child Wellbeing and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

Adequate transfer size, availability of child care services, greater use of sensitisation opportunities, and appropriate roles and responsibilities for social workers and other programme staff are crucial for improving positive impacts and reducing potential negative side effects.

INEE Background Paper on Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning for Children and Youth in Emergency Settings

The purpose of this paper is to clarify relevant terminologies and approaches relating to psychosocial well-being and social and emotional learning (SEL) in education in crisis-affected contexts, and to explore how psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning relate to one another.

Making the Children of Key Populations a Priority for Equitable Development

This paper makes recommendations for how to better meet the needs of children of key populations affected by both HIV/AIDS and stigma due to association with their parents.

Key Findings and Recommendations: Isibindi mid-term review

This report is a compilation of data of the impact half-way through the five-year Isibindi program, and it makes recommendations for meeting or surpassing targets by the end of the program in 2018.

Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Social workers’ contribution to social justice and social development in South Africa and Uganda

This article presents case studies from South Africa, where social work is regulated by law, and Uganda, where social work is not professionally regulated, that show that developmental social work includes social, economic and environmental development activities and that social work can become a...

The Cost and Economic Impact of Violence Against Children

The consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. While it is clear that ‘prevention pays’, levels of spending on preventive and responsive actions in relation to violence against children remain very low and are frequently not even...

Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins: Workshop Summary

During a workshop organized by Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, participants explored how discrimination and social exclusion affect early development, focusing on vulnerable populations such as children living outside of family care. The Forum reviewed evidence-based data from...

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