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Orphanage Caregivers' Perceptions of Children's Emotional Needs

This study explores Ghanaian institutional caregivers' views of children's emotional and relational needs with the aim of understanding these caregivers' capacities to provide effective care for orphans. 

An Evaluation of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia

To monitor and evaluate the feasibility of implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address trauma and stress-related symptoms in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zambia as part of ongoing programming within a non-governmental organization (NGO). As part of...

Cadre Commun des Compétences des Para Professionnels

Fonctions et compétences pour les travailleurs sociaux para professionnels.

Strengthening Uganda’s National Response for Implementation of Services for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (SUNRISE-OVC)

Working in close collaboration with national and local government structures, SUNRISE-OVC was focused on four result areas: 1) Local governments effectively plan, manage and coordinate implementation of comprehensive OVC Services at all levels; 2) Increased demand and utilization of OVC data and...

Isibindi Programme Effects on Service Delivery and Community Capacity to Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa: A formative evaluation

The Isibindi programme, developed by the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) in 2005, is specifically designed to meet the needs of OVC, their families and communities. This report describes a formative evaluation of the Isibindi programme initiated in mid-2014, two years after the...

The Role of Self-Care on Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout and Secondary Trauma Among Child Welfare Workers

The article promotes awareness of secondary trauma among child welfare workers. The risk of experiencing burnout and secondary trauma increases when exposed to multiple traumatic events when working with children and families. Engaging in positive coping strategies, such as seeking supervision,...

An Evaluation of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia

The purpose of the article is to monitor and evaluate the feasibility of implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address trauma and stress-related symptoms in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zambia as part of ongoing programming within a non-governmental...

Secondary Trauma Among Social Workers Treating Trauma Clients: The role of coping strategies and internal resources

This article discusses the relationship between coping strategies (problem-focused, emotion-focused, and avoidance), internal resources (dispositional optimism and mastery), demographic and work characteristics, and secondary trauma symptoms among 160 social workers in public agencies who are...

The Impact of Trauma Work: A meta-synthesis on vicarious trauma and vicarious trauma growth

Workers who have been traumatized of both vicarious trauma (VT) and various posttraumatic growth (VPTG) have a high potential of short-long term of distress using a meta-synthesis. Psychological impact can be managed through personal and organizational coping strategies. It was also found that...

Perspectives of Patients and Caregivers on the Logistical Barriers to Providing Mental Health Services in Uganda

Interviews were conducted with caregivers and patients about their access to mental health services and asked them to identify major barriers.  Through this process they concluded that some of the logistical barriers such as inadequate staffing and irregular supplies were leading to problems with...

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