This report highlights the challenges in attracting and retaining early childhood education professionals in Nevada and makes suggestions for addressing these challenges.
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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published a new report which explores the high level of skills social service workers possess and looks at what skills and developments will they need in the future.
This report shows that community peer-led prevention programs are critical to reduce stigma and discrimination, which is key to the success of both prevention and treatment.
There is a wealth of evidence to show that children affected by HIV and AIDS need integrated, holistic support, which combines biomedical, economic and social interventions. Recommendations are provided for multisectoral collaboration for the best outcomes for children.
Programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), through their community presence and unique relationships with caregivers and children, are especially well placed to promote and facilitate the entire HIV care and treatment cascade over time with age-appropriate information and approaches. This report shares case studies from three programs in three countries.
This document aims to help community-based protection and MHPSS practitioners understand implications of their work and how together they can contribute to well-being and protection for people affected by forced displacement.
The report shows the magnitude of violence against children and calls on national governments to take action to eliminate all forms of violence. In order to implement these plans and policies, the report calls for functioning social service systems with well trained social service workers.
The pilot of this cash plus program tested a model of case management and integrated package of nutrition-sensitive interventions delivered by social workers.
A consultative meeting was held to discuss regional and national initiatives underway and opportunities for building on momentum to ensure better care for children at risk of or requiring alternative care. This report highlights those discussions and findings.
This Guide offers five key reasons for including youth within monitoring and evaluation and is intended to be used by those working within child protection systems.
This article explores the perspectives and programme needs of transition service providers (institutions and the government) in preparing and supporting adolescent girls leaving institutional care in Harare, Zimbabwe. Service providers define successful transition programming as the provision of comprehensive services and support to facilitate the achievement of sustainable livelihoods beyond care and recommend the development of well-resourced transition models for adolescent girls leaving institutional care.
This second edition of this training manual aims to build the capacity of para social workers in Uganda through a seven-step evidence-based management model.
This manual is part of an Orphan Vulnerable Children toolkit for service providers.
Social workers from urban communities in the prairie region of Canada were surveyed on their understandings of family. Study findings suggest that social workers' construction of family and the decision they make about family life involve three primary themes: acceptance of diverse understandings of family, safety and the best interest of the child, and professional discretionary decisions.
Violence against children is prevalent in Africa, including in family and alternative care settings. Addressing the problem requires several strategies, including investing in a skilled and well-resourced social service workforce.
Social work is a relatively new profession within the region. A review of the social service workforce in 21 countries illustrates the diversity of the social work workforce framework and its composition, recognizing a variety of functions, levels of education and regulation in both governmental and non-governmental workforce. Findings capture basic elements specific to certain systems and also identify some common challenges and trends evident across locations.
Authors argue that greater assessment and planning can help address some of the barriers and challenges encountered to trauma-informed care. They highlight the importance of a multi-sectoral approach across education, housing, healthcare as well as among providers of mental health, juvenile justice and child welfare services. They address some of the gaps by providing steps for implementation.
Kenya has created the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) as a means for national documentation on children who are orphaned or vulnerable so that all child protection programming can be coordinated across providers.
With an aim to provide insights on the potential to harness information and technology to benefit both the service provider and the service consumer, this report calls for governments to optimize resources and shift their approach to human and social services delivery.
A compilation of key data on early childhood home visiting, this resource highlights how home visiting is a providen strategy to help children and families thrives. Service providers connect with parents and families to guide them through the early years of raising a family. This resource provides a comprehensive picture of home visiting as well as gaps where there isn't such a program. The field is moving toward professionalization of the home visiting workforce to standardize and support the knowledge and skills needed to serve families successfully.
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