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From the Ground Up: Developing a national case management system for highly vulnerable children-an experience in Zimbabwe

The Bantwana community-based case management model was designed by the Children First program (2008-2012). The project grew into an important national partnership between the World Education Inc./Bantwana, government ministries, funders and local implementing partners and further developed into the National Case Management System adopted by the Government of Zimbabwe. This case study documents this journey in Zimbabwe from a project pilot to a national system.

Building a User-Friendly and Government-Owned Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children: The Yekokeb Berhan Program Experience in Ethiopia

The Yekokeb Berhan project has been operating in Ethiopia since 2011 to reduce vulnerability among children and families affected by HIV and AIDS by strengthening supportive systems and structures to deliver essential services and increase resiliency.  This case study describes the coordinated care approach used by Yekokeb Berhan including a summary of each step and an explanation of the specific tools. The data collection, storage and use processes, which are designed to ensure local ownership, are also described.

Summary of Key Findings from the 4Children Case Management Case Studies

4Children has prepared a series of case studies documenting the core components of the case management process within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming and national child protection systems, in three different countries. These case studies aim to provide examples of how case management can be used to support work with vulnerable children and families affected by or living with HIV. The experiences, approaches, and tools used by the three different programs share some commonalities as well as challenges and lessons learned.

From Assessment to Graduation: Comprehensive Case Management for Vulnerable Children and Households – The Score Project in Uganda

The SCORE project has been providing holistic services to vulnerable children and families in Uganda since 2011.  SCORE’s household case management approach facilitates enrolled households to progress out of extreme vulnerability and graduate from direct project support to self-sufficiency. This case study describes SCORE’s graduation model, processes for coordination with other case management systems and data collection, storage, and use.

Thoughts on Public Policy to Expand Family-Based Care and Contract Institutional Care

Evidence-based, tactical advocacy is key to reforming care policy and winning the public resources needed to gear-up programs for the care, protection and development of vulnerable children. This article highlights some of the challenges as well as provides recommendations for advocacy efforts for policy-makers to address these concerns at the country-level.

New Study Reveals Nearly One-Third of HIV Clients Travel Outside of Their Local Government Area for Health Care in Nigeria

For the most significant epidemiological impact, PEPFAR 3.0 is focusing investments on the highest impact interventions in key geographic areas where data demonstrate the highest prevalence of HIV. 4Children conducted this study to map the catchment area of the comprehensive HIV care and treatment facilities to show the spatial relationship between the clients’ residences compared to where they access HIV services to ensure that PEPFAR-supported activities are located in areas where they will reach as many clients as possible.

Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis

This paper examines perceptions of time and institutional support for decision making and staff confidence in the ultimate decisions made within four countries. The study identifies a high degree of work pressure across all the countries, lines of predominantly vertical institutional support and relatively high confidence in decisions. Finland stands out with higher perceived work pressure and with a horizontal support line, whereas England stands out with workers having a lower degree of confidence in their own and others’ decisions.

Child Welfare Worker Recruitment and Retention Influential Factors and Promising Practices – Review of the Research

A summary of numerous studies and literature across the United States, the report shares the factors that impact readiness and retention levels of new child welfare social workers. Strategies for selective screening and hiring of the most qualified child welfare workers are outlined in the report.

Building a Holistic Child Protection System, Step by Step, in the United Republic of Tanzania

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children, with UNICEF and other development partners, are building a system for holistic attention to protection issues including both prevention and response. This case study details the complexity of a comprehensive child protection system, which requires a multitude of actors to understand their roles and fulfil their obligations.

Zambia National Consultation Accelerating Children Care Reform Report

This report documents the discussion at a meeting held in May 2016 with diverse stakeholders throughout Zambia and highlights key issues that were identified to accelerate care reform in the country. Conclusions and recommendations were agreed around the three main focus areas: evidence building and sharing; capacity strengthening; and strengthening advocacy.

Building a National Child Protection System in Ghana: From evidence to policy and practice

In Ghana, the process of strengthening the child protection system is following the appropriate path from evidence to policy to practice. It began in 2010 with analysis and mapping of the existing child protection system, which found it to be inadequate. This work provided a strong evidence base for the new National Child Protection Policy framework, drafting of which began in 2013. This both generated and reflected stronger government commitment for reform of the system.

Creating a Modern and Responsive Health and Human Services System: A Report to Federal Policymakers on the Evolution and Transformation of the Nation's HHS System: Guiding principles, policy priorities, and helpful tools

Health and human serving system leaders are rejecting one-size fits all programming in favor of new approaches that are innovative, efficient, effective, and responsive to the needs and demands of a dynamic and rapidly changing society. This paper introduces H/HS multi-year efforts to drive change in the U.S.

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