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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

This framework aims to provide clear and consistent policy and practice to support the engagement of children in making informed decisions about HIV-related prevention, testing, care, social support and treatment.

Author(s): 
Health Policy Plus
Year of Publication: 
2018

Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Disabilities & Special Health Needs and their Families

This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. It provides concrete examples to demonstrate values and engage in practices that promote a culturally diverse and culturally competent service delivery system fo rchildren with disabilities or special health care needs and their families.
Author(s): 
Tawara D. Goode
Year of Publication: 
2018

Understanding Social Work and Child Welfare: Canadian survey and interviews with child welfare experts

In many ways, child welfare social workers in Canada mirror the simultaneous and complex relationship between emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction discussed in the literature. The findings also suggest that job satisfaction and perceived support may be key to counter-balancing vicarious trauma, burn out and post-traumatic stress.

Author(s): 
Canadian Association of Social Workers
Year of Publication: 
2018

Collaborating Between Child Welfare and Mental Health

Children involved in the child welfare system may sometimes require clinical care from mental health professionals. The child welfare and mental health professionals working with these children and their families may not always have opportunities to collaborate despite both seeking to improve outcomes.

Author(s): 
US Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau
Year of Publication: 
2017

Turnover Among Wraparound Care Coordinators: Perspectives on causes, impacts and remedies

There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the negative impacts that staff turnover can have on children, families, and other staff in agencies that provide Wraparound care coordination. The cost to replace staff is also high. This report highlights findings from a study toward determining strategies to reduce turnover, increase job satisfaction and ultimately improve care.

Author(s): 
Janet S. Walker, Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, Emily Taylor
Year of Publication: 
2018

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Crises

This issue in Humanitarian Practice Network includes several articles that highlight opportunities for integrating MHPSS programming in humanitarian response, ways to overcome the challenges associated with introducing multi-sectoral interventions into existing systems, research and operational experience, how academics and practitioners can partner effectively to produce actionable evidence in humanitarian settings, and the case for scaling up MHPSS interventions to reach more people at lower cost.

Author(s): 
Anne Harmer, Humanitarian Practice Network
Year of Publication: 
2018

Embracing a “Youth Welfare” System: A Guide to Capacity Building

This guide includes several documents that focus on challenges that state child welfare agencies face when working with youth. To address these challenges, the guide presents the Youth Welfare approach, which outlines how agencies can shift from a child-focused system to a youth-focused system by implementing practices that support youth and their needs. Agencies and others working with youth in care can access the complete guide or download the tools, which include a graphic and several exercises to build staff knowledge and skills in youth welfare.

Author(s): 
Capacity Building Center for States - Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
Year of Publication: 
2018

NASW's Supervisory Leaders in Aging: An acceptable and feasible model for training and supporting social work supervisors

Social services are instrumental in addressing challenges associated with aging. Yet, practitioners report needing expanded gerontological knowledge and better supervision. The Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was designed to improve gerontological services by strengthening supervision of the social service workforce. Implications of this model for enhancing supervisory practice are discussed.

Author(s): 
Daniel B. Kaplan, Barbara Silverstone, Joan Levy Zlotnik, Chris Herman, Samya Touma
Year of Publication: 
2018

Optimizing Health Worker Performance and Productivity to Achieve 95-95-95 Targets

This toolkit includes resources that can be used by all cadres of the health and social service workforces and service delivery professionals. It includes a case study and tools for understanding and addressing causes of workforce problems and tips for supportive supervision.

Author(s): 
HRH2030
Year of Publication: 
2018

Rethinking Child Protection in Emergencies

Evidence suggests that relationships with caregivers and peers play a central role in mediating childhood experiences of adversity. Unfortunately, interventions for children affected by crises are usually too fragmented to maximize the protective effects of healthy relationships. This article stresses the importance of developing multisectoral and relational interventions capable of promoting healthy development across the life course.

Author(s): 
Cyril Bennouna, Hanna-Tina Fischer, Michael Wessells and Neil Boothby
Year of Publication: 
2018

Evolving Trends in Alternative Care for Children in South Asia

This report of the 3rd annual BICON Conference consolidates knowledge and best practices and discusses gaps and challenges, with a focus on issues relating to Alternative Care for Children in South Asia. A common thread across each of the conference themes, and a key requirement for an effective child protection system, are greater numbers of qualified social service workers.

Author(s): 
Ms. Leena Prasad, Ms. Katherine Sargent and Dr. Kakul Hai
Year of Publication: 
2018

Challenges of Developing a District Child Welfare Plan in South Africa: Lessons from a community-engaged HIV/AIDS research project

The Amajuba Child Health and Wellbeing Research Project measured the impact of orphaning due to HIV/AIDS on South African households between 2004 and 2007. Research highlights importance of promoting integration of government social welfare services for families and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Author(s): 
Jennifer Beard, Anne Skalicky, Busisiwe Nkosi, Tom Zhuwau, Mandisa Cakwe, Jonathon Simon, Mary Bachman DeSilva
Year of Publication: 
2018

Community-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings: Three-tiered support for children and families

The CB MHPSS operational guidelines are designed and intended to help UNICEF staff and partners support and promote safe, nurturing environments for children’s recovery, psychosocial wellbeing and protection. The guidelines present an operational framework that emphasizes engaging actors at all levels (children, caregivers, families and community service providers) to design and implement MHPSS strategies.

Author(s): 
UNICEF, Leslie Snider, Zeinab Hijazi
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption - Ethics and Human Rights: An enquiry

Social workers’ decision making is at the heart of adoption and needs to be subject to ethical scrutiny from within the profession and from without. This Enquiry explores the ethical and human rights dimensions of social work practice when making life changing decisions about children and their families, which often have wider and long-lasting implications for communities and society in general. This Enquiry into sensitive and complex areas of practice is a start to further discussions and debate about improvements.

Author(s): 
Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Sue Mills, British Association of Social Workers
Year of Publication: 
2018

Assessing the Quality and Comprehensiveness of Child Protection Frameworks

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a range of child protection practice frameworks in terms of the way they respond to the values and principles and approach to working with children and families applicable to the continuum of child protection practice. The project objective was the development of a benchmarking tool identifying the the quality and comprehensiveness of child protection practice frameworks.

Author(s): 
Samantha Finan, Leah Bromfield, Fiona Arney and Tim Moore
Year of Publication: 
2018

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