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.
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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.
This manual focuses on strengthening the skills of adults (animators, social workers and teachers) in charge of children. The premise of the manual is that growing the adult’s personal, social, methodological and technical skills improves the quality of their work, and in turn, this increases the wellbeing of vulnerable children and enhances their capacity for resilience.
This study was designed to examine the motivations of individuals volunteering as STEPS-OVC caregivers; to explore their experiences in service, including perceived barriers to carrying out their volunteer work and if, and how, their expectations for volunteering had been met or not; to assess individuals’ intent to continue caregiving; and to ascertain factors associated with volunteer productivity. To these ends, they applied a multi-staged, mixed-method survey of 758 active caregivers who were selected using a quota-purposive sampling frame.
This guide is intended to offer examples of some successful initiatives undertaken by civil society organizations as well as individuals and government agencies concerned with protecting children around the world.
This is a report from the symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance with support from PEPFAR/USAID and the National Association of Social Workers Foundation and held at the National Press Club and via live webcast on April 29, 2014.
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Zeni Thumbadoo from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. She discusses the Isibindi Model demonstrating the work of Community Child and Youth Care Workers, in South Africa. The model has established program standards for replication and is being scaled up nationwide
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Mike Wessells from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. The presentation reviews factors contributing to the effectiveness and sustainability of community-based child focused groups and the roles of the social service workforce in supporting these community groups.
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Patrick Onyango Mangen from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. The presentation provides an overview of cascading and multi-tiered approaches to skilling the social service workforce in child protection. It provides a case study on workforce support to community-based service delivery structures in Somalia, an example from Karamoja, Uganda that incorporated an accredited university certif
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Kendra Blackett-Dibinga, Save the Children, from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Nathan Linsk from the April 2014 Symposium “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce” hosted by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. He discusses the community-based workforce of social service para professionals, outlining the critical work they do to strengthen families, the challenges they face and next steps in the global contribution for strengthening this workforce.
This study sought to understand how community caregivers impact access to health care and social services for these children and families. The study found that households that received community caregiver support received better care and had better clinical and social outcomes than those not being supported by a community caregiver. Programs should consider using community caregivers to support adherence to treatment, improve psychosocial wellbeing of caregivers and children, and increase overall access to needed services.
Save the Children’s work on shifting the paradigm of alternative care for children in Indonesia is a work in progress that began in 2005 and will continue until at least 2017. The goal is not only to improve child protection and family based care for children in Indonesia but also to develop a program that can be replicated in other countries. This report provides in-depth information for the entire seven years that this program has been in existence, including case studies.
This Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of Save the Children’s work in Indonesia with the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Indonesia Association of Social Work Education (IPPSI), Indonesia Association of Social Workers (IPSPI) and the National Council of Social Welfare (DNIKS) to create a regulatory framework for the social work profession including certification, licensing and training/education.
This overview sheet provides information and links to the set of tools developed by MEASURE Evaluation for measuring quantitative child outcomes and caregiver/household outcomes in programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
This set of 12 child and three household well-being indicators/suggested survey questions is recommended for use in evaluations of programs for orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC).
For the full packet of MEASURE Evaluation Survey Tools for OVC Programs, please see http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/our-work/ovc/ovc-program-evaluation-tool-kit
This manual describes the purpose of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program evaluation tools, including when to use these tools, and how to use the tools. The manual also includes information on how the tools have been used to date, and how data generated from them can be used to support program planning and management. In the appendices, a question-by-question breakdown of all three survey tools is provided.
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