National child protection systems include more formal, governmental mechanisms and also less formal, civil society mechanisms, such as traditional justice systems. Although this approach is widely used and supported by international agencies, there is at present a lack of robust evidence about the effectiveness, cost, scalability and sustainability of community-based child protection mechanisms.
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Following a systematic review to identify studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions developed to improve the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV/AIDS, published between January 2008 and February 2016, this report identifies 17 interventions that improved the psychosocial well-being of affected children.
With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) response committees at the district and sub-county levels, and train PSWs to identify, report and respond to issues of child abuse, neglect and vulnerability.
This paper is a literature review of the prevalence of violence against children in institutionalized care, particularly orphanages, and the negative results on development and well-being. The authors show how staff training and better systems of care can be effective interventions.
This resource includes many components for conducting a needs assessment and helping to plan and develop the workforce at US state agencies.
This paper focuses on the intersection of law, policy implementation and social work in child protection, specifically child protection involving children who are separated by an international border from their families.
This resource highlights key protection concerns for persons with disabilities and how to increase technical capacity and skills for better inclusion in humanitarian settings.
This report aims to gather data on legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment. The first step in this mapping exercise is to map out the network of agencies and organizations tasked with responding to child maltreatment, including government-run child protective services, child protection teams at hospitals, not-for-profit helplines, psychotherapists at private practices and community-based child welfare organizations, to name a few examples.
A summary of a survey conducted to understand the state of the workforce in Minnesota includes job satisfaction, the impact of secondary traumatic stress and the adequacy of supervision and peer support.
Through case studies of innovative and sustainable pathways to professionalization, this book recognizes the importance of a systemic approach to professionalization across all levels of the early childhood workforce.
Indicators from PEPFAR help governments and their partners know where their investments are paying off and where to push harder.
One of the six building blocks for strong national health systems is the use of health information systems, according to the World Health Organization. As social service workers in low- and middle-income countries seek new ways to improve health-related information and communication technologies to improve availability and accessibility of patient data while working in the field, there are emerging best practices and challenges in doing so.
The following program applied a unique model addressing young children’s psychosocial well-being. The initiative built the capacity for caregiver empathy combining a positive parenting approach with community early learning strengths, child rights, and community empowerment methods.
Authors argue that early childhood workforce challenges at the national level in Australia are not adequately addressed in policy reform that is underway.
This document includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised by stakeholders involved in designing and implementing surveys to collect the PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators. MEASURE Evaluation has compiled answers to these questions and has produced this resource to enable the sharing of lessons learned across stakeholders.
Participatory action-research with professionals working in child protection systems throughout Spain highlights the importance of development of competencies and training for working in foster care and establishing supportive relationships with the families.
Competencias y prácticas profesionales para la consolidación del modelo de apoyo grupal a las familias acogedoras
This report reflects the evolution of the cash transfer program in Zimbabwe and impactupon child protection case management coordination.
Survey responses from clinical program directors show that additional adoption-related training is important for their mental health staff.
The article explores pathways for environmental social work engagement in Zimbabwe. The authors recommend inclusion of environmental issues in the social work curricula, including fieldwork and collaboration with state and non-state actors who are currently involved in environment justice.
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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