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Cash Plus: Linking cash transfers to services and sectors

In recognition of the limitations of cash alone, governments (sometimes in partnership with other actors) have introduced ‘Cash Plus’ initiatives, which provide regular cash transfers plus additional support or linkages to services in a bid to extend and maximize positive impacts.

Psychosocial Factors and Behavioral Health Outcomes Among Children in Foster and Kinship Care: A systematic review

Children in out-of-home placements are at elevated risk for behavioral problems. More research is needed to identify factors that can be targeted in prevention and intervention efforts to improve behavioral health outcomes among this vulnerable population. A systematic review was conducted with the...

Empowering Caregivers of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Swaziland

This paper reports on the health and psychosocial impacts of a programme designed to economically empower female caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). As a result of participating in savings groups, the caregivers had increased earnings, borrowed more, repaid their loans, and...

Setting the Global Research Agenda for Child Protection in Humanitarian Contexts

Armed conflict, natural disaster and forced displacement affect millions of children each year. Such humanitarian crises can erode existing family and community protection mechanisms - increasing the risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. Within these contexts, child protection experts...

Safety, Trust, and Disclosure: A qualitative examination of violence against refugee adolescents in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda

Refugee adolescents face increased vulnerability to child protection risks including abuse, neglect, violence, and exploitation. The aim of this qualitative study was to examine the nature of violence against adolescents in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda, using an ecological framework to analyze the factors...

Education & Child Protection in Emergencies: Joint rapid needs assessment, Rohingya refugee response

The report presents key findings from the assessment as well as recommendations for government and other actors. Child Protection-related findings include data on the risks and safety of Rohingya refugee children (including family separation), unaccompanied and separated children, violence against...

State of the Social Service Workforce Report 2017: Stories of Workforce Efforts to Address Violence Against Children

In this third annual report, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.

National Learning Event on Child Well-being: Applying Legal and Policy Frameworks for Improved Child Well-being

The government of Uganda in its efforts to strengthen the child protection system in Uganda chairs and hosts a multi-stakeholder national coordination mechanism on child protection ( The National Child Protection Working Group) aimed at harmonizing national actions to emerging child protection...

Program Components of Psychosocial Interventions in Foster and Kinship Care: A Systematic Review

This systematic review examines the comparative effectiveness of foster and kinship care interventions by exploring their potential to benefit child and carer well-being, particularly focusing on child behaviour problems and relational functioning.

Intention to Leave the Profession: Welfare Social Workers Compared to Health Care and Community Social Workers in Israel

This study aimed to compare specific work related-factors (personal factor: length of work experience; structural factors: personal subjection to violence and fear of being subjected to violence; and psychological factors: professional quality of life—compassion satisfaction, burnout, and...

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