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Responding to Child Maltreatment: A framework for mapping child protection agencies

This report aims to gather data on legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment. The first step in this mapping exercise is to map out the network of agencies and organizations tasked with responding to child maltreatment, including government-run child protective services, child protection teams at hospitals, not-for-profit helplines, psychotherapists at private practices and community-based child welfare organizations, to name a few examples.

Author(s): 
Trocmé, N., Akesson, B. & Jud, A. Child
Year of Publication: 
2016

Study Examines Stability of Minnesota Child Protection Workforce

A summary of a survey conducted to understand the state of the workforce in Minnesota includes job satisfaction, the impact of secondary traumatic stress and the adequacy of supervision and peer support.

Author(s): 
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, MACSSA, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Year of Publication: 
2016

mHealth for Health Information Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy and Security

One of the six building blocks for strong national health systems is the use of health information systems, according to the World Health Organization. As social service workers in low- and middle-income countries seek new ways to improve health-related information and communication technologies to improve availability and accessibility of patient data while working in the field, there are emerging best practices and challenges in doing so.

Author(s): 
Sam Wambugu, Christina Villella, MEASURE Evaluation
Year of Publication: 
2016

Protecting Young Children from Violence in Colombia: Linking caregiver empathy with community child rights indicators as a pathway for peace in Medellin’s Comuna 13

The following program applied a unique model addressing young children’s psychosocial well-being. The initiative built the capacity for caregiver empathy combining a positive parenting approach with community early learning strengths, child rights, and community empowerment methods.

Author(s): 
Cook, Philip; Mack, Elaina; Manrique, Manuel
Year of Publication: 
2017

MER OVC Essential Survey Indicators – Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised by stakeholders involved in designing and implementing surveys to collect the PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators.  MEASURE Evaluation has compiled answers to these questions and has produced this resource to enable the sharing of lessons learned across stakeholders.

Author(s): 
MEASURE Evaluation
Year of Publication: 
2017

Skills and Professional Practices for the Consolidation of the Support Group Model to Foster Families

Participatory action-research with professionals working in child protection systems throughout Spain highlights the importance of development of competencies and training for working in foster care and establishing supportive relationships with the families.

Competencias y prácticas profesionales para la consolidación del modelo de apoyo grupal a las familias acogedoras

Author(s): 
M. Angels Balsells, Nuria Fuentes-Palaez, Maribel Mateo, J.M. Torralba & Veronica Violant
Year of Publication: 
2013

Social Workers as Environmental Preservation Vanguards: Zimbabwean professionals’ potential change agent roles

The article explores pathways for environmental social work engagement in Zimbabwe. The authors recommend inclusion of environmental issues in the social work curricula, including fieldwork and collaboration with state and non-state actors who are currently involved in environment justice.

Author(s): 
Takudzwa Leonard Mathende & Tatenda Goodman Nhapi
Year of Publication: 
2016

Nurturing Professional Social Work in Malawi

The researcher used desk research to review social work practice and education in Malawi and argues that the best way to nurture the profession is for social work educators and practitioners to interact and learn from each other. A reflexive approach where curriculum and practice would inform each other is recommended. Consequently, contextually relevant curriculum and a strong theory backed practice would be achieved.

Author(s): 
Felix Kakowa
Year of Publication: 
2016

Social Work Doctoral Education: Are doctoral students being prepared to teach?

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which US social work doctoral programs are training their students to teach by assessing the extent to which pedagogical training is explicitly integrated into doctoral curricula and examining the scope and content of required doctoral courses on teaching.

Author(s): 
Brandy R Maynard, Elizabeth M Labuzienski, Kristina S Lind, Andrew H Berglund, David L Albright
Year of Publication: 
2017

Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 2nd Edition

This edition builds upon the initial publication released in September 2015 and includes competencies for two new sets of workers - Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers -  and updates other elements of the document. These competency frameworks are intended to assist managers and para professionals in developing programs, designing job descriptions and assessing training and supervision needs.

Author(s): 
Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Interest Group on Para Professionals
Year of Publication: 
2017

From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.

Author(s): 
Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, Jennifer Yablonski
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Foot in the Door: A report on the Child Community Care Study evaluating the effect of CBO support on child wellbeing in HIV-affected communities

Research is starting to emerge that highlights the benefits of intervention of programs to address the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV and AIDS involvement. The report reviews the impact of the workforce, differentiating between paid staff and volunteers.

Author(s): 
Prof Lorraine Sherr, Dr Ana Macedo, Kathryn Roberts, Camilla Braine, Natasha Croome, Imca Hensels, Prof Mark Tomlinson, Sarah Skeen, Zena Jacobs
Year of Publication: 
2017

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