This analysis of social services partnerships shows that collaborating with community-based organizations is one of the key factors in a project’s long-term success and its capacity to make a difference. This paper highlights the benefits public agencies may see from partnering with family-support organizations and other nonprofit partners.
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This tool was developed for organizations and individuals to engage with governments to ensure child rights. It outlines how key child rights commitments can be transformed into actions.
Also available in French: http://destination-unknown.org/wp-content/uploads/working_document_Fr_171106-1.pdf
The development of this course was adapted from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance guiding principles, functions and competencies for para social workers. The training includes six modules adapted through an in-country participatory process.
The framework seeks to expand and consolidate the progress on vertical transmission by focusing on young women and pediatric treatment.
Learning on how effective social work supervision can strengthen the social service workforce is especially limited in low- and middle-income countries. To address this gap, this paper draws from a global study examining practices and approaches to effectively strengthen the social service workforce.
Les Compréhensions des Experts sur la Supervision comme Mécanisme de Renforcement de la Main-d’Œuvre des Services Sociaux: Les Résultats d’Une Etude Mondiale Delphi
This report reviews the impact of the refugee crisis on local public social services in Europe and what support public social services have received from the state and community.
The National Psychosocial Support (NPSS) Guidelines for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) were created to address areas of improvement identified during the implementation of Minimum Service Standard for Quality Improvement of OVC Programmes.
The report highlights ways to increase the role of fathers within children’s lives. A barrier has been a focus on mothers as primary caregivers. The report highlights the important role child welfare workers can play in strengthening the parenting skills and involvement of fathers.
These new clinical guidelines have been developed to help front-line workers in providing evidence-based, quality, trauma-informed care to survivors.
This report highlights the challenges in attracting and retaining early childhood education professionals in Nevada and makes suggestions for addressing these challenges.
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.
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