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Child Protection Legislation in Pakistan: Bringing international child rights obligations and local values together

In this journal article, suggestions are offered to address issues for the evolving child protection system in Pakistan, including the challenge of defining the concept of child protection for practice; the establishment of formal administrative and institutional structures (including secondary legislation) mandated to implement the legal provisions; and the need for systematic effort to cope with the environment of a societal reluctance.

Bridging the Gap: The impact of home visiting programs for orphans and vulnerable children on social grant uptake in South Africa

Cash transfer programs hold significant potential to mitigate the economic burdens resulting from the HIV epidemic and enhance the wellbeing of affected children. South Africa offers two cash transfers, and comparison studies show that OVC programs that are staffed with trained paraprofessionals who received training, compensation and other support were significantly more effective at linking families to social grants for children than volunteer-based programs.

Home Visiting Programs for HIV-affected Families: A comparison of service quality between volunteer-driven and paraprofessional models

Home visiting is a popular component of programs for HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa, but its implementation varies widely. While some home visitors are lay volunteers, other programs invest in more highly trained paraprofessional staff. Results suggest that programs that invest in compensation and extensive training for home visitors are better able to serve and retain beneficiaries, and they support a move toward establishing a professional workforce of home visitors to support vulnerable children and families in South Africa.

 

Sexual Behavior Among Young Carers in the Context of a Kenyan Empowerment Program Combining Cash-Transfer, Psychosocial Support, and Entrepreneurship

This study examined associations between sexual initiation, unprotected sex, and having multiple sex partners in the past year with participation in a three-year empowerment program targeting orphan and vulnerable children (OVC). A Kenya-based program combines community-conditioned cash transfer, psychosocial empowerment, health education, and microenterprise development.

An Integrated Approach to Strengthening Mental Health Services in the Middle East – Policy brief

This policy brief is to urge policy makers, donors and stakeholders who are part of health systems to invest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming in prolonged crisis settings throughout the Middle East. Populations in humanitarian contexts are especially at risk for mental health conditions, and integration of services will improve accessibility.

Family Economic Strengthening and Parenting Stress Among Caregivers of AIDS-Orphaned Children: Results from a cluster randomized clinical trial in Uganda

This study examines the impact of a family economic strengthening intervention on parenting stress among caregivers of AIDS-orphaned children in Uganda. Findings from this study point to the potential of a family economic strengthening intervention to improve caregiver’s psychosocial wellbeing and that of their families.

Psychological and Behavioral Interventions to Reduce HIV Risk: Evidence from a randomized control trial among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in South Africa

Psychological distress is a key risk factor for poor sexual decision-making and is particularly salient for OVC given their well-documented higher risk for mental health problems. Providing both psychological and behavioral interventions resulted in long-term changes in sexual behavior that were not present when either intervention was provided in isolation.

‘And then they left’: Challenges to child protection systems strengthening in South Sudan

International child protection work has undergone a paradigm shift, moving from addressing issues such as trafficked children, street children and child labor separately to a more integrated systems approach. As a young nation still marked by conflict, South Sudan offers insight into how the interplay between a fragile national child protection system in a conflict-affected country and the efforts of international humanitarian actors can promote or undermine systems strengthening.

End of Project Evaluation of USAID/Zimbabwe’s “Children First” Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project

ChildFirst was launched in March 2008 as USAID’s primary OVC intervention in Zimbabwe, with an end date of December 31, 2012. The program sought to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe by developing and improving on effective models of care and support for OVC and leveraging the experience of national and community-based organizations to increase access to quality holistic services for OVC. Over the five-year project period, CF included 22 partner organizations that provided education, health, child protection services and advocacy for OVC.

Indonesia National Standard of Care for Child Welfare Institutions

The National Standards of Care for Child Welfare Institutions is a crucial policy instrument regulating the provision of alternative care for children. Children’s care provided through Child Welfare Institutions needs to be managed so that the methods and procedures used by the institutions comply with the national framework on alternative care for children and to ensure these institutions function appropriately. The National Standards of Care for Child Welfare Institutions were drafted in response to the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.

UNHCR Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child

These Guidelines describe a formal mechanism to determine the best interests of the child (BID). BID systems should not, however, be established in isolation of other protection measures taken for the benefit of children falling under UNHCR’s mandate. The mechanism is thus designed as part of a comprehensive child protection system.

Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Human Resources for Health and Social Welfare Strategic Plan 2014-2019

This strategic plan provides a framework and clear path toward the attainment of adequate and competent health and social welfare workforce that is motivated and equitably distributed to all parts of the country. Five core values are identified in the document as goals for implementation.

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