This report includes findings from a desk review of 140 reports that aims to show efforts being made toward childcare reform and deinstitutionalisation in the continent. It includes information on the social service workforce's capacity and training toward these efforts.
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Key elements of child care reform in Indonesia are highlighted, including strengthening of the regulatory frameworks and accreditation of social welfare organizations, integrated services for vulnerable children, community-based child protection mechanisms, and the use of case management to implement deinstitutionalisation, alternative care and family-based care.
To address the HIV epidemic and meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—adopted home-based care (HBC) as a component of the continuum of care promoted by WHO and PEPFAR. This study aims to better understand how best to deliver HBC services in the context of changing client needs.
This report provides case studies demonstrating the impact of integrated mental health and other health services by providers and carers.
This report is a summary of a workshop aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults.
This paper is a companion piece to the initial Child Protective Services (CPS) report and has three main goals. The first is to identify the current issues remaining with in the CPS system that contribute to high turnover. The second goal is to identify past reform and transformation attempts in the last 10 years that worked and those that failed and the third goal is to outline key recommendations that TexProtects believes will ensure CPS has a strong and stable professional workforce to better protect Texas children.
Training and technical assistance providers supporting public, private and Tribal child welfare organizations will find this resource useful in applying the Development, Implementation, and Assessment Approach to develop or adapt innovations, implement innovations methodically, and build evidence.
L’évaluation qualitative aide à apprécier les relations ou les corrélations entre les changements intervenus et le renforcement économique des ménages du programme, les effets des séances de sensibilisation sur les attitudes et pratiques des ménages par rapport aux droits de l’enfant, de façon générale et aux centres d’intérêts du programme de façon spécifique.
This document provides a brief summary of a journal article that highlights the findings of a study identifying the organizational factors that influence data use among child welfare employees in their day-to-day work and decision-making. Results from this study highlight that supervisor support and familiarity with data are predictive of data use.
This resource provides an overview of learnings from four countries to understand and address current challenges faced by the workforce.
This report is a summary of a one-year trial and interviews with children working with child trafficking advocates. One of the recommendations includes consideration for advocates to be a part of the formal systems and network for care and protection. The report highlights the positive role of the advocates in children's lives and their role in the transition process and linking to referrals.
This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially making poverty worse for the poor in a context without a formal welfare system.
A summary of interviews and data of children’s reintegration in three countries, the report includes policy recommendations important to the social service workforce to ensure coordination between all service providers.
Adequate transfer size, availability of child care services, greater use of sensitisation opportunities, and appropriate roles and responsibilities for social workers and other programme staff are crucial for improving positive impacts and reducing potential negative side effects.
The purpose of this paper is to clarify relevant terminologies and approaches relating to psychosocial well-being and social and emotional learning (SEL) in education in crisis-affected contexts, and to explore how psychosocial support (PSS) and social and emotional learning relate to one another.
This paper makes recommendations for how to better meet the needs of children of key populations affected by both HIV/AIDS and stigma due to association with their parents.
This report is a compilation of data of the impact half-way through the five-year Isibindi program, and it makes recommendations for meeting or surpassing targets by the end of the program in 2018.
This article presents case studies from South Africa, where social work is regulated by law, and Uganda, where social work is not professionally regulated, that show that developmental social work includes social, economic and environmental development activities and that social work can become a significant role player in promoting social and economic equality through its commitment to social justice and human rights.
The consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. While it is clear that ‘prevention pays’, levels of spending on preventive and responsive actions in relation to violence against children remain very low and are frequently not even documented. This article makes recommendations for addressing the problem through prevention methods while stressing that increased funding for research and advocacy are needed.
During a workshop organized by Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, participants explored how discrimination and social exclusion affect early development, focusing on vulnerable populations such as children living outside of family care. The Forum reviewed evidence-based data from science, economics, and politics of investing in the areas of health, education, nutrition, and social protection. Findings highilght the important role the social service workforce plays in preventing abandonment and violence in the community.
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