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Community Action for Child Protection: Global guidance on community-based child protection mechanisms

The community action for child protection guidance has been developed in consultation with Plan International staff across the world. Its aims are: to define what community-based child protection mechanisms are and are not, including their roles and responsibilities; to set out guiding principles...

Expanding World Vision's Impact Through Community Health Workers

In 2015, a global census of community health workers (CHWs) was conducted by World Vision International to assist in developing CHW technical capacity statements, grant proposals, and fundraising and marketing resources, as well as to assist in internal monitoring and reporting on our global...

Community-based Organizations for Vulnerable Children in South Africa: Reach, psychosocial correlates, and potential mechanisms

Evidence is lacking as to whether CBOs are reaching those who are most vulnerable, whether attending these organizations is associated with greater psychosocial wellbeing for the individual, and how CBOs work in practice. Data were obtained from the Young Carers and Child Community Care studies for...

Volunteer Tourism Practices in Ghana: A practice approach

Qualitative methods including participant observations and face-to-face interviews were used to examine the impact of volunteer tourism at a school and orphanage in Ghana, one of the most popular destinations for volunteer tourism.

Supporting Family Engagement in Home Visiting with the Family Map Interventions

A study was conducted to examine the feasibility and usefulness of universal screening tool--the Family Map Inventory (FMI)--to assess family strengths and needs in a home visiting program. The FMI has been used successfully by center-based early childcare programs to tailor services to family need...

Communities Deliver: The critical role of communities in reaching global targets to end the AIDS epidemic

The report includes community-based service delivery for orphans and other children made vulnerable due to AIDS and health service provision. Ending the epidemic requires services that reach all vulnerable populations and a strong health workforce.

Caregiver Behavior Change for Child Survival in Low- and Middle-income Countries: An examination of the evidence

This article is organized into childhood developmental periods and cross-cutting issues that affect child survival and healthy early development across all these periods. On the basis of this review, the authors present evidence-based recommendations for programs focused on caregivers to increase...

The Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents who have Experienced Sexual Violence

This guide includes Technical Considerations on post-rape care for persons under the age of 18 in primary health centers that also provide HIV care.

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical & Social Services for Children & Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

This guide provides a basic framework, examples, resources, and contact information for health providers and managers to better understand and facilitate linkages with critical social and community services for comprehensive care of children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence and...

Social Work in the Military – Considering a renewed scope of practice

The way that the social work profession is practiced within the Canadian Armed Forces is specific, unique and guided by directive that are different from those of civilian organizations. Social work practice must take into consideration the places where it is being practiced, and social work in the...

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