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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...

Compendium of Promising Practices to Ensure that Children Under the Age of Three Grow Up in a Safe and Supportive Family Environment

This Compendium of promising practices to ensure that children under the age of three grow up in a safe and supportive family environment is a compilation of the most encouraging initiatives in the area of prevention of child abandonment and relinquishment that have been implemented and tested in...

Psychosocial Support for Pregnant Women and Families Affected by Microcephaly and Other Neurological Complications in the Context of Zika Virus

This report provides recommendations on how workers should address the psychosocial needs of women affected by Zika.

Opportunities to Improve Models of Care for People with Complex Needs

Much has been learned about effective ways to organize, deliver and pay for care for high-cost patients. These efforts have collectively identified core elements of care models, financing strategies, data and analytic supports, workforce capacities, governance models, and regulatory frameworks that...

Results of a Survey Among Short-term Foster Carers

This report aims toprovide politicians, lawmakers, the media and the wider public with important knowledge about the use of short-term foster care for some of the Czech Republic’s most vulnerable children. With the adoption into law on 1 January 2013 of an amendment on social and legal protection...

Birth to 5: Watch me thrive! A child welfare caseworker’s guide for developmental and behavioral screening

Because children and youth with developmental challenges are over-represented in the foster care system, it is especially important that child welfare workers are informed about and involved with the process of developmental and behavioral screening. If developmental concerns are caught early,...

Helping Children Who Are Deaf: Support for Parents and Caregivers

Hesperian's Children's Disability Set covers all the major areas of physical disability in children, offering fun and useful therapy techniques, skills for daily living, and methods of low-cost rehabilitation aids. This chapter from "Helping Children Who Are Deaf", "Support for Parents and...

Impact of the Mobile Team Social Service on the Society, Persons with Disabilities, and Their Families

This study collected data to determine the impact of the social services provided by the Mobile Team on behavior change and attitude shifts of parents of children with disabilities.

A Post-2015 World Fit for Children: A review of the Open Working Group Report on Sustainable Development Goals from a Child Rights Perspective

As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to an end in 2015, a new framework for global development will be put in place.

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...

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