This is the first study in Ghana to explore child protection workers and parents’ experiences on participatory practices. Drawing on in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 8 child protection workers and 19 parents, this study reports participants’ experiences of participatory practices.
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This document explores the state of the use of predictive analytics in child welfare by conducting an environmental scan of child welfare agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit vendors.
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.
A work group of 28 professionals representing several agencies and government groups met to discuss caseworker retention factors in Pennsylvania.
This synthesis report highlights the key ways in which social protection systems may contribute to mitigate the effect of, or respond to, large-scale shocks.
This article presents the results from an evaluation of a state-funded, prevention-based, pilot program called the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Prevention Services that was designed to reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect.
This podcast showcases how parent advocates, who have past experience with the child welfare system, are using their knowledge to help support families within Family Group Decision-Making (FGDM). Listeners will learn how New York City's Enhanced Family Conferencing Initiative (EFCI) expands the role for its parent advocates to work with families.
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 compassion fatigue) between welfare social workers (SWs) and health care and community SWs.
Caseworkers should give careful consideration to assessing families’ capacity for keeping children safe and their readiness to reunify as well as to planning for postreunificationservices and contingencies in the event of future safety concerns. Child welfare agencies may find it challenging to help familiesachieve timely reunification while at the same time preventing children from reentering foster care. This article offers strategies for addressing both issues for a better outcome.
Survey responses from elementary, middle and high school social workers show that while they believe cyberbulling can cause psychological harm, including suicide, and should be addressed, most said they do not feel equipped to do so.
This package of health systems strengthening (HSS) resources provides advice and direction on how to set up monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes. These processes track progress in HSS, generate evidence of the effectiveness of HSS interventions, and use that evidence for continuous learning and better programming.
To harness the potential of community health workers (CHWs) to extend health services to poor and marginalized populations integration into well-designed and adequately funded health systems is vital.
The aim of this study was to determine whether counselling provided subsequent to HIV testing and referral for care increases linkage to care among HIV-positive persons identified through home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) in Masaka, Uganda.
This factsheet presents information from a review of current research linking protective factors to well-being for children exposed to domestic violence.
This six-day training is intended for case managers/community health volunteers/field supervisors who help households affected by HIV in India.
This handbook is designed for the outreach workers involved in HIV care and support program in India. It details out the roles and responsibilities of Family Case Managers in addressing the wide array of health, psychosocial, nutrition, food security and education needs of the vulnerable children and families.
The core standards are designed to enhance social workers’ awareness of the values, knowledge, methods, and skills needed to practice case management competently.
This document is a guide to assessment and interdisciplinary case management for providing help to children and families at risk or in a difficult situation in Russia. The document outlines the basics of interdisplinary case management; the aims, principles and parameters of assessing the needs of the child and the family; recommended assessment tools; and recommendations on methods of using these tools.
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for implementation of the National Case Management System (NCMS) for the care, protection and welfare of children in Zimbabwe. It includes core concepts and principles, standard operating procedures, and forms applicable in similar contexts.
The aim of the Handbook is to help to standardize practice in child protection case management in Uganda. It takes the practitioners through various stages of case management from case identification to case closure.
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