This document describes the current status of Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening for OVC in South Africa. Topics include: 1) the social welfare system and how it supports OVC; 2) the social welfare workforce for OVC; 3) challenges faced by the social welfare workforce for OVC; 4)efforts to address challenges; and 5)tools, curricula, and resources to support efforts.
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This document describes the current status of Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening for OVC in Namibia. Topics include: 1) the social welfare system and how it supports OVC; 2) the social welfare workforce for OVC; 3) challenges faced by the social welfare workforce for OVC; 4) efforts to address challenges; and 5) tools, curricula, and resources to support efforts.
This document describes the current status of Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening for OVC in Malawi. Topics include: 1) the social welfare system and how it supports OVC; 2) the social welfare workforce for OVC; 3) challenges faced by the social welfare workforce for OVC; 4) efforts to address challenges; and 5) tools, curricula, and resources to support efforts.
This document presents a new development approach for the Malawi Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development and a process of organizational change at the highest level to reform social welfare.
The report provides final recommendations to reform the child protection system in the UK in order to create the conditions that enable professionals to make the best judgments about the help to give to children, young people and families.
This document presents findings of a midterm review of the national Action Plan for OVC (NPA for OVC) in Malawi. The NPA is a five year plan with the goal of building and strengthening family, community and government capacities to scale-up response for the survival, growth, protection and development of orphans and vulnerable children by end of 2009.
This paper highlights human resource and funding gaps that constrain provision of child care and protection services. It advocates for strengthening of social welfare workforce and funding to improve child care and protection services.
This guide provides an outline for systematic human resources development planning of staff managing and implementing the OVC program at national and local government levels.
The Strategic Plan, developed by The United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, engaged participation of key Human Resource for Health and Social Welfare stakeholders in addressing the human resource crisis in the health sector. The plan focuses on planning and policy development capacity; leadership and stewardship; education, training and development; workforce management and utilization; partnership; research and development; and financing.
The purpose of the study is to inform stakeholders about the opportunities for and constraints on building the social work workforce within the child welfare sector in Africa.
The CapacityPlus partnership has developed this human resources management (HRM) assessment approach to guide policy-makers, managers, and human resources (HR) practitioners toward better understanding and responding to HRM challenges facing their health systems.
This document details nine sets of standards of global social work education and training in respect of: the school’s core purpose or mission statement; programme objectives and outcomes; programme curricula including fieldwork; core curricula; professional staff; social work students; structure, administration, governance and resources; cultural diversity; and social work values and ethics.
This companion paper to The Framework for the Protection, Care and Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS provides additional information and outlines recommended actions for protecting affected children from increased vulnerability, and for reducing their increased risk of abuse, exploitation and neglect.
This draft policy framework is intended to provide an effective and efficient occupational workforce to support a comprehensive multidisciplinary health care service; strengthen partnerships between government, civil society and communities to consolidate, manage and focus the services offered by Community Care Workers; and delineate strategies that address systemic change within the complex systems both within the public sector and its partners.
This guide provides an analytic framework for child welfare agencies or Tribal leadership teams to build a shared understanding of and commitment to the value, role, capacity, and development of their training systems.
The joint statement aims to build greater consensus on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. It lays out the particular vulnerabilities that children and families face, the ways that social protection can impact children even when not focused on them, and outlines principles and approaches for undertaking child-sensitive social protection.
This paper addresses the question of what a child protection system is. UNICEF, as part of its process to move to a more systemic approach in its child protection programming, contracted Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, with the American Humane Society, to review academic and professional literature on systems, leading to a conceptual framework of the child protection system.
The purpose of this technical brief is to describe the process behind the scale-up of community-based child and youth care workers, including the rationale for its expansion; the proposed regulations for ensuring an educated, trained and qualified CYCW workforce; the plans for supporting this cadre; the lessons learned; and recommendations on how to operationalize this type of program.
This case study describes a psychosocial support model for Child and Youth Care Workers serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa.
This document provides an overview of the Rapid Assessment Phases of the Thogomelo project to protect and care for vulnerable children in South Africa by increasing the knowledge, abilities and psychosocial wellbeing of those responsible for them.
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