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How Inequalities Develop through Childhood - Life Course Evidence from the Young Lives Cohort Study

This policy brief summarizes research that studied whether increased availability of social support is associated with lower odds of depression and anxiety among caregivers of children in poor, HIV-endemic communities. It also looked at the pathways and mechanisms through which caregivers perceive social support to be influencing their health.

Author(s): 
Paul Dornan and Martin Woodhead, UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti
Year of Publication: 
2015

Policy Brief: The Protective Role of Social Support for Caregiver Mental Health

Primary caregivers of children in poor HIV-endemic communities represent a high risk population for mental health conditions, given the challenges associated with caring for biological and foster children in difficult social and financial conditions. This may be especially true if caregivers are living with HIV or other chronic illness. No large studies have previously explored the relationship between social support and health with caregiver populations in HIV-endemic areas of southern Africa.

Author(s): 
Department of Social Development, Department of Health, Department of Education and Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Republic of South Africa
Year of Publication: 
2015

Humanitarian Action for Children 2015

This report highlights the situation of children and women living in the most challenging circumstances, outlines the human and financial resources required to help them survive and thrive, and shows the results UNICEF and its partners have achieved and are working towards. Information about UNICEF’s work in these contexts is presented on the country and regional pages.

Author(s): 
UNICEF
Year of Publication: 
2015

Building the Social Work Workforce: Saving Lives and Families

Abstract: This article depicts a journey over the decades to address some of the needs of children and families in the child welfare system. Recounting a few key milestones and challenges in the past 40 years, it is argued that workforce development is one key to improved outcomes for abused and neglected children and their families. Major events and several turning points are chronicled. Emerging workforce needs in aging are also cited as lessons learned from child welfare have implications for building a gero savvy social work workforce.

Author(s): 
Katharine Briar-Lawson
Year of Publication: 
2014

Building the Profession’s Research Infrastructure

Abstract: Beginning in 1988, the social work profession undertook a twenty-five year endeavor to enhance its research capacity and to assure greater representation of social work research needs, priorities and findings at the federal level, where major policy initiatives take place. Described here are some of the key processes, highlighting the efforts to achieve professional solidarity, and the interventions, by social workers, federal “insiders” and outside advocacy agents that carried the work forward.

Author(s): 
Betsy S. Vourlekis, Joan Levy Zlotnik, Juan Ramos, Kathleen Ell
Year of Publication: 
2014

What is the Role of Social Work in China? A Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Abstract: This article analyzes the role of social work in the context of the special political, economic, cultural, and historical background in China. A historical perspective is used to understand the evolution of the Chinese welfare system and explain the timing of reintroducing the social work profession. A pluralistic perspective is adopted to define social work relating to different stakeholders in social welfare and services. The government starts to diminish its role as a direct service provider. The traditional family and community have less capacity to take care of people.

Author(s): 
Jieru Bai
Year of Publication: 
2014

Self-Efficacy in Newly-Hired Child Welfare Workers

Abstract: Child abuse and neglect in the United States resulted in 676,569 reports in 2011 (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2012). Workers in this field struggle with low pay, high caseloads, inadequate training and supervision, and risk of violence, all of which contribute to worker burnout and poor worker retention rates. Worker self-efficacy is predictive of worker retention, job performance, and persistence in this difficult field. This paper reports the development of a new measure of self-efficacy from a sample of 395 child welfare workers.

Author(s): 
Donna Cherry, Bruce Dalton, Angela Dugan
Year of Publication: 
2014

Building Happy Families: Impact evaluation of a parenting and family skills intervention for migrant and displaced Burmese families in Thailand

This report presents findings from a randomized controlled trial of a parenting and family skills intervention for Burmese migrant and displaced families living on the Thai–Burmese border.  The evaluation was carried out by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in collaboration with researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Duke University. The study examined whether the parenting and family skills intervention had an impact on parenting practices, family functioning, child behavior, psychosocial wellbeing, and resilience.

Author(s): 
International Rescue Committee
Year of Publication: 
2014

Parents Make the Difference: Findings from a randomized impact evaluation of a parenting program in rural Liberia

This report presents findings from a parenting intervention that was implemented in post-conflict Liberia, where young children face many of the risk factors identified as detrimental to their development. In 2012–2013, the IRC implemented a parenting intervention, called Parents Make the Difference, in Lofa County, Liberia. The IRC collaborated with Duke University to undertake an impact evaluation of the program using a randomized controlled trial design.

Author(s): 
International Rescue Committee
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review of Social Work Practice: An Emphasis on Public Social and Child Welfare

This review provides an overview of the current situation of social work practice in Cambodia.  It examines the degree of professionalization and institutionalization of the social work profession and practice in government, assesses UNICEF-supported social work trainings, and recommends methods for strengthening the practice of social work in both the short- and long- term.

Author(s): 
Tracy Hirachi, University of Washington
Year of Publication: 
2014

Uganda Child Protection National Training Curriculum

This document provides an overview of the National Child Protection Curriculum developed in Uganda. The development of this Child Protection Curriculum and related training materials is recognized as a first step by the Ministry of Gender, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Child Protection Working Group in Uganda, and selected academic institutions to professionalize the child protection sector within the broader realm of social service workforce development in Uganda.

Author(s): 
Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Year of Publication: 
2012

Report of the Mapping and Assessment of Child Protection Systems in Benue State Nigeria

This report presents findings and insights generated through a mapping and assessment of 6 state child protection systems in Nigeria. The process began in September 2013 and was completed in 2014. The goal of the mapping was to provide State actors with a profile of existing child protection systems and to provide recommendations to remedy existing gaps as revealed through the mapping exercise. This report serves as a guide towards strengthening the existing formal and informal child protection components (including the social service workforce), functions and local context.

Author(s): 
Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Year of Publication: 
2014

Report of the Mapping and Assessment of Child Protection Systems in Edo State Nigeria

This report presents findings and insights generated through a mapping and assessment of 6 state child protection systems in Nigeria. The process began in September 2013 and was completed in 2014. The goal of the mapping was to provide State actors with a profile of existing child protection systems and to provide recommendations to remedy existing gaps as revealed through the mapping exercise. This report serves as a guide towards strengthening the existing formal and informal child protection components (including the social service workforce), functions and local context.

Author(s): 
Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Year of Publication: 
2014

Report of the Mapping and Assessment of Child Protection Systems in FCT Nigeria

This report presents findings and insights generated through a mapping and assessment of 6 state child protection systems in Nigeria. The process began in September 2013 and was completed in 2014. The goal of the mapping was to provide State actors with a profile of existing child protection systems and to provide recommendations to remedy existing gaps as revealed through the mapping exercise. This report serves as a guide towards strengthening the existing formal and informal child protection components (including the social service workforce), functions and local context.

Author(s): 
Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Year of Publication: 
2014

Report of the Mapping and Assessment of Child Protection Systems in Kaduna State Nigeria

This report presents findings and insights generated through a mapping and assessment of 6 state child protection systems in Nigeria. The process began in September 2013 and was completed in 2014. The goal of the mapping was to provide State actors with a profile of existing child protection systems and to provide recommendations to remedy existing gaps as revealed through the mapping exercise. This report serves as a guide towards strengthening the existing formal and informal child protection components (including the social service workforce), functions and local context.

Author(s): 
Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Year of Publication: 
2014

Report of the Mapping and Assessment of Child Protection Systems in Kano State Nigeria

This report presents findings and insights generated through a mapping and assessment of 6 state child protection systems in Nigeria. The process began in September 2013 and was completed in 2014. The goal of the mapping was to provide State actors with a profile of existing child protection systems and to provide recommendations to remedy existing gaps as revealed through the mapping exercise. This report serves as a guide towards strengthening the existing formal and informal child protection components (including the social service workforce), functions and local context.

Author(s): 
Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
Year of Publication: 
2014

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