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Working with Children and Their Environment - Manual of Psychosocial Skills

This manual focuses on strengthening the skills of adults (animators, social workers and teachers) in charge of children. The premise of the manual is that growing the adult’s personal, social, methodological and technical skills improves the quality of their work, and in turn, this increases the...

Motivations for entering volunteer service and factors affecting productivity: A mixed method survey of STEPS-OVC volunteer HIV caregivers in Zambia

This study was designed to examine the motivations of individuals volunteering as STEPS-OVC caregivers; to explore their experiences in service, including perceived barriers to carrying out their volunteer work and if, and how, their expectations for volunteering had been met or not; to assess...

The Isibindi Model: Introducing Community Child and Youth Care Workers

This is a PowerPoint presentation by Zeni Thumbadoo from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. She discusses the Isibindi Model demonstrating the work...

How Can Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms Be Supported?

This is a PowerPoint presentation by Mike Wessells from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.  The presentation reviews factors contributing to the...

Community Based Initiatives: Building capacity of community groups and families in care and protection of children

This is a PowerPoint presentation by Patrick Onyango Mangen from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.  The presentation provides an overview of...

Strengthening Families through Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce

This is a PowerPoint presentation by Nathan Linsk from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.  He discusses the community-based workforce of social...

Caring for Carers - Managing stress in those who care for people with HIV and AIDS

This UNAIDS Case Study looks at what care programmes for people with HIV and AIDS are doing to minimize stress and burnout.  Interviews with AIDS Support Organizations (ASOs) in Uganda and South Africa were held with a range of people including: managers and supervisors of care teams; carers on the...

Moving Forward: Implementing the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

This handbook has been created to take us even further along the road to embedding children’s rights in alternative care provision. It aims to support implementation of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children by making strong connections between national policy, direct practice and the...

At home or in a home - Formal care and adoption of children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This report is about children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia who are deprived of parental care. Despite recent reforms, which have led to an increase in the number of children being placed in alternative families – for example with foster parents, guardians or adoptive parents – the majority of...

Community Caregivers: The Backbone for Accessible Care and Support

This report presents a synthesis of the results of a four-country research project undertaken in Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia on the development of community and home-based care (CHBC) in the context of HIV. The research was commissioned by the Caregivers Acton Network (CAN) in 2011 to...

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