This guide focuses on psychological first aid, which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people who can help others experiencing an extremely distressing event. This guide is an adaptation of the Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers (World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation, World Vision International, 2011). It has been adapted to better respond to the challenges of Ebola virus disease outbreaks.
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The focus of this study is to better understand how social workers and related professionals are trained and educated—both formally and informally—to engage in social work practice, especially as it is related to child protection, in the West and Central Africa region. The study defined the social service workforce broadly, including not only professional social workers but paraprofessionals such as NGO and CBO workers who through their daily work attempt to support vulnerable children and families.
This document provides a general framework of agreed principles, considerations, steps and procedures for effective child protection case management in line with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The guidance is also relevant for non-humanitarian settings.
This is a presentation providing detail on the implementation of a new, integrated social service system in Armenia. The presentation outlines the three pillars of integrated social services: case management, project management and resource management and discusses how this has been implemented in Armenia. An innovative approach highlighted entails training 200 case managers in 19 integrated social service centers and the implementation of a case management process.
This report makes use of available evidence to describe what is currently known about global patterns of violence against children, using data compiled from a selection of sources. The analyses focus primarily on forms of interpersonal violence, defined as violent acts inflicted on children by another individual or a small group.
MEASURE Evaluation has produced a set of tools for measuring quantitative child outcomes and caregiver/household outcomes in programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). This tool kit was developed with the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) OVC technical working group. Data collectors implementing the PEPFAR OVC survey tools must be trained to a high standard. To enable this, MEASURE Evaluation has developed a training manual and materials for data collectors.
This case study explains how MEASURE Evaluation and Pact Worldwide adapted a data demand and use (DDU) intervention to build a culture of data use within their organization and their partner organizations in Lesotho. The goal of the collaboration was to institutionalize DDU tools, curricula, and strategies in Pact’s institutional guidance and official structure in order to create a culture of data use in Lesotho and worldwide.
This presentation from ONED focuses on the practical aspects of setting up child protection monitoring mechanisms, particularly the setting up of a quantitative data collection system in a field marked by inter-agency collaboration. The presentation provides information on reporting and documentation of child protection issues in France and offers recommendations pertaining to confidentiality and ethical issues related to data collection systems.
The European Social Network’s (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation was set up in the wake of the economic crisis in Europe. It brought together senior managers of public social services at local and regional level to evaluate both the impact of and the responses to the crisis, and to explore what this experience might mean for the future of the welfare state and for the leadership and management of social services. The aim of this paper is to explore the perceptions, challenges and opportunities for leadership and management in the social services sector.
This report reflects the views and collective expertise of 15 national organizations working hands on with millions of vulnerable children worldwide. These organizations have come together to form Family for Every Child, an alliance aimed at enabling more children to grow up safe and protected in families and to access temporary, quality alternative care when needed. The report maintains that improving the care of children requires action from all parts of society and is not just a challenge for child protection specialists.
This Social Policy Report is based on the proceedings of an expert panel meeting convened by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in partnership within the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), with the National Institutes of Health, DHHS.
This brief prepared by the NASW-USA International Committee presents the relevance of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to regional and local practice settings. The Global Agenda was developed by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) in 2010.
As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to an end in 2015, a new framework for global development will be put in place. The ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’ will culminate in the formulation of a new set of goals and targets – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – that will build on the progress of the MDGs and also address the shortcomings. The Open Work Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consisting of 70 Member States sharing 30 seats, worked for 18 months to develop a set of SDGs for consideration by the UN General Assembly.
The Framework for the Child Protection System for Kenya will deliver a more integrated approach to child protection and drive improvements across all systems and all jurisdictions. The framework also provides a mechanism for engaging partners, including; non-state actors, children, and the broader community at the national level. The framework is a statutory mechanism whose structure defines clearly the roles and responsibilities of each level of government and its partners as they jointly undertake activities to safeguard the rights and welfare of children.
The purpose of this document is to inform the development of appropriate responses for children affected by HIV and AIDS. It builds on the principles and approaches from the 2004 Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS, bringing in new evidence from academic analysis and programmatic experience, and translating evidence into normative guidance for policymakers and programmers.
Building Capacity in Mental Health and Psychosocial Care: A training manual for health care workers & community workers in refugee settings in the African Great Lake Area is a facilitator’s guide designed to build capacity in mental health and psychosocial care among refugee camps in order to address the complex and pressing needs of this vulnerable population.
This guide aims to facilitate provision of supervision, technical support and quality assurance for OVC services and interventions by different stakeholders in Uganda. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, which is responsible for managing the national response, will use this tool to supervise Technical Services Originations (TSOs), local governments and stakeholders.
This report focuses on the experiences of Save the Children in monitoring, implementing and reviewing NPAs in Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Each of the country offices commissioned the documentation of case studies to identify promising practices and challenges around effective implementation of NPAs. This report consolidates these case studies and aims to draw lessons learnt from the various efforts undertaken by the country offices.
This is a presentation that highlights child protection skills and systems approaches that can help to interrupt poor practices that lead to fatal and severe maltreatment of very young children.
This study is a stock-take of the Georgian general public’s knowledge, attitude, behaviors and practices toward the issue of violence against children. The study is quantitative and was administered to 3345 people across 3284 households randomly selected across the country. The study begins with detailing the knowledge of the Georgian public, including professionals such as teachers, social workers and police, about different forms of violence. It then analyzes their experiences, attitudes and perceptions of physical violence.
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