This learning brief captures the experience of transitioning a large USAD-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another. It shares the key steps and the critical success factors that enabled a smooth transition process, including undertaking project start up, contracting implementing agencies, implementing administrative processes, recruitment and training, and – most importantly - the management of the transfer of a large OVC caseload, with minimum disruption to service provision nor negative impact on beneficiaries.
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This toolkit builds on Ugandan experience and lessons identifying, enrolling, supporting, and graduating vulnerable children and families out of program support.
This training package is intended to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to play a meaningful role in the rollout of oral PrEP in their communities. Through interactive activities, discussion, and action planning, the training prepares Ambassadors to share information with their peers about oral PrEP as part of combination HIV prevention. Ambassadors also gain skills to support peers who are interested in using PrEP and to build community support for AGYW use of oral PrEP.
The HIV Prevention Ambassador toolkit includes colorful, 1-page handouts and worksheets in a booklet format that trained HIV Prevention Ambassadors can use to conduct peer support, community discussions, and other activities. The toolkit is designed to accompany the Ambassador Training Package and can be translated into local languages.
This indicator matrix maps the current required PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) indicators and complements them with additional recommended foundational, process, output, and outcome indicators and the newly established PEPFAR global OVC graduation benchmarks.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) requires specialized knowledge and training that includes forensic interview skills. The aim of this study was to determine variations in professionals' attitudes toward CSA by measuring three aspects of forensic attitudes (sensitivity, specificity, and skepticism) and evaluating disagreements concerning the assessment of CSA cases in Saudi Arabia.
This paper explores practice examples relating to young people's transitions from care to adulthood. It discusses examples drawn from young people's pathways to adulthood, leaving care law and policy and participation. The paper concludes with a discussion of the research evidence on promoting the resilience of young people from care to adulthood, by proposing a framework for evaluating the impact of practice.
The Child Protection Information Management System+ (CPIMS+) database is one of the modules in the broader open-source and browser-based Primero (Protection-related information management for emergency response operations) software platform.1 The CPIMS+ is the module that supports child protection case management (CM) programs. Together with the database, the CPIMS+ comes with a range of tools in order to support key elements of Information Management for Case Management (IM4CM) – e.g.
This Guidance Note clarifies the importance of supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth, and offers specific strategies for incorporating psychosocial support (PSS) into education responses.
The establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) has become a widespread intervention targeting protection and support for displaced children in humanitarian contexts. There is a lack of evidence of impact of these interventions with respect to both short-term outcomes and longer-term developmental trajectories. This study collected data from caregivers of Congolese refugee children residing in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement at three timepoints to assess short- and long-term impacts.
This report presents the findings from analyses of 25 significant case reviews that concerned 44 children and young people, carried out by child protection committees in Scotland between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2018. Twenty-two out of the 25 SCRs related to incidences of child abuse and/ or neglect, of which 19 related specifically to children under 5 years old. Findings from this review highlight the importance of children’s service staff being well supported to be confident and competent in their assessments and making good use of chronologies.
This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households.
Community social work involves understanding the power dynamics and social relations that govern the relationship between various structures and diverse communities and working to achieve social justice through structural change.
In South Africa, young women and girls are exposed to extremely high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV infection. Given the links between the two epidemics, it is important that HIV prevention programmes also address violence against women and children. The Global Fund’s Young Women and Girls (YWG) programme is a multi-pronged HIV prevention programme targeting young women and girls and was implemented in 10 districts in South Africa from April 2016 to March 2019.
Families living on the edge of child protection face a number of problems at the same time. Complexity of service needs requires a much more client-centric approach and assumes that service providers are able to adapt to the changed socio-economic environment. The study draws attention to the importance of some topics in international discourse, such as complex needs of the clients, importance of partnerships and support of parenthood. The Alliance's working paper 'The role of social service workforce development in care reform' is cited within the research.
This guidance explains the difference between raising a concern and whistleblowing and when a person raising a concern qualifies for legal protection under whistleblowing law. The section for employers and managers gives guidance about how to deal with concerns and indicates what kind of culture, systems and processes should be in place to help staff speak up. The authors note that this guidance is intended to be read in connection with any workplace policies and procedures in place.
Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services (Child and Family Services; CFS) in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. There is substantial overlap between the child welfare and youth justice systems, with overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in both systems. Culturally appropriate programs and policies aimed at supporting parents, families and communities to care for their own children will likely have long-term positive impacts on the youth justice system.
This study sought to distinguish youth in the child welfare system who became involved with the justice system from youth who did not become involved with the justice system based on the youth's protective factors and their caregivers' parenting skills.
Child protection systems across the global South suffer from common problems, one of the most critical among which is low number and skills of relevant professionals to deliver services. Additionally, child protection professionals are often demotivated, uncoordinated and isolated, with limited access to continuous training and support. Peer learning and capacity building networks help address these issue, and often leverage the spread and scope of information and communications technologies.
The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. It includes chapters on: Strengthening Individuals, Families and Communities; Working With Families Using the Protective-Factors; Using Protective Factors as a Framework for Your Community Partnership; Protecting Children; Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers; and Resources.
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