The author highlights why relational CYC practice should be considered a best practice in out-of-home care services for children and youth.
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The researcher used desk research to review social work practice and education in Malawi and argues that the best way to nurture the profession is for social work educators and practitioners to interact and learn from each other. A reflexive approach where curriculum and practice would inform each other is recommended. Consequently, contextually relevant curriculum and a strong theory backed practice would be achieved.
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which US social work doctoral programs are training their students to teach by assessing the extent to which pedagogical training is explicitly integrated into doctoral curricula and examining the scope and content of required doctoral courses on teaching.
This edition builds upon the initial publication released in September 2015 and includes competencies for two new sets of workers - Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers - and updates other elements of the document. These competency frameworks are intended to assist managers and para professionals in developing programs, designing job descriptions and assessing training and supervision needs.
In interviews with 27 individuals from NGOs and government organizations, it is argued that social workers should aim to tackle current challenges being caused by environmental crises and become more highly trained and involved in environmental issues.
Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.
Research is starting to emerge that highlights the benefits of intervention of programs to address the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV and AIDS involvement. The report reviews the impact of the workforce, differentiating between paid staff and volunteers.
The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be made possible and makes recommendations toward improvements.
This report includes findings from a desk review of 140 reports that aims to show efforts being made toward childcare reform and deinstitutionalisation in the continent. It includes information on the social service workforce's capacity and training toward these efforts.
Key elements of child care reform in Indonesia are highlighted, including strengthening of the regulatory frameworks and accreditation of social welfare organizations, integrated services for vulnerable children, community-based child protection mechanisms, and the use of case management to implement deinstitutionalisation, alternative care and family-based care.
To address the HIV epidemic and meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—adopted home-based care (HBC) as a component of the continuum of care promoted by WHO and PEPFAR. This study aims to better understand how best to deliver HBC services in the context of changing client needs.
This report provides case studies demonstrating the impact of integrated mental health and other health services by providers and carers.
This report is a summary of a workshop aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults.
This paper is a companion piece to the initial Child Protective Services (CPS) report and has three main goals. The first is to identify the current issues remaining with in the CPS system that contribute to high turnover. The second goal is to identify past reform and transformation attempts in the last 10 years that worked and those that failed and the third goal is to outline key recommendations that TexProtects believes will ensure CPS has a strong and stable professional workforce to better protect Texas children.
Training and technical assistance providers supporting public, private and Tribal child welfare organizations will find this resource useful in applying the Development, Implementation, and Assessment Approach to develop or adapt innovations, implement innovations methodically, and build evidence.
L’évaluation qualitative aide à apprécier les relations ou les corrélations entre les changements intervenus et le renforcement économique des ménages du programme, les effets des séances de sensibilisation sur les attitudes et pratiques des ménages par rapport aux droits de l’enfant, de façon générale et aux centres d’intérêts du programme de façon spécifique.
This document provides a brief summary of a journal article that highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in their day-to-day work and decision-making. Results from this study highlight that supervisor support and familiarity with data are predictive of data use.
This resource provides an overview of learnings from four countries to understand and address current challenges faced by the workforce.
This report is a summary of a one-year trial and interviews with children working with child trafficking advocates. One of the recommendations includes consideration for advocates to be a part of the formal systems and network for care and protection. The report highlights the positive role of the advocates in children's lives and their role in the transition process and linking to referrals.
This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially making poverty worse for the poor in a context without a formal welfare system.
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