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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Crises

This issue in Humanitarian Practice Network includes several articles that highlight opportunities for integrating MHPSS programming in humanitarian response, ways to overcome the challenges associated with introducing multi-sectoral interventions into existing systems, research and operational...

Developing Sustainable Repatriation and Reintegration Programs for Children and Families Separated by Borders

This brief provides specific steps for social workers and social service agencies to take for reintegration and repatriation preparation.

Quality Checklist for Child Psychosocial Support and Child Friendly Spaces

This document is part of a Meal4Kids series. The checklist is intended to help child psychosocial support and Child Friendly Space supervisors adhere to quality standards during program implementation.

Evolving Trends in Alternative Care for Children in South Asia

This report of the 3rd annual BICON Conference consolidates knowledge and best practices and discusses gaps and challenges, with a focus on issues relating to Alternative Care for Children in South Asia. A common thread across each of the conference themes, and a key requirement for an effective...

Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings: Three-tiered support for children and families

The CB MHPSS operational guidelines are designed and intended to help UNICEF staff and partners support and promote safe, nurturing environments for children’s recovery, psychosocial wellbeing and protection. The guidelines present an operational framework that emphasizes engaging actors at all...

The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption - Ethics and Human Rights: An enquiry

Social workers’ decision making is at the heart of adoption and needs to be subject to ethical scrutiny from within the profession and from without. This Enquiry explores the ethical and human rights dimensions of social work practice when making life changing decisions about children and their...

Inter-agency Child Protection Case Management Supervision and Coaching Training Package

This package of tools is intended to increase case management supervisors’ confidence, capacity and support to caseworkers to provide safe, ethical and competent case management services to vulnerable children and their families. It has been developed over two years through several country pilots...

Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index: Time 1 & Time 2 Studies Kiryandongo and Adjumani refugee settlements, Uganda

Research conducted in two refugee settlements in Uganda is presented through a comparison of child protection system strength and child protection outcomes over a two-year period. The report also presents key lessons in methodology and the child protection situation for adolescent refugees.

Journey of Life Community Workshop to Support Children

This resource includes a series of workshops designed to support children who are facing grief. Resource mapping and action plans provide communities with an opportunity to identify their capacities and begin to act on their collective responsibility towards these children.

Guidance Note: Psychosocial Support- Facilitating Psychosocial Wellbeing and Social and Emotional Learning

Children and youth in crisis situations face a plethora of risks and vulnerabilities. Well-designed and appropriate PSS can enhance resilience processes and mitigate the vulnerabilities children and youth face. This INEE Guidance Note encourages more intentional and consistent implementation of...

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