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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

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America

The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be made possible and makes recommendations toward improvements.

Author(s): 
Samantha Chaitkin, Nigel Cantwell, Dr. Chrissie Gale, Dr. Ian Milligan, Catherine Flagotheir, Claire O'Kane, Dr. Graham Connelly
Year of Publication: 
2017

Alternative Child Care and Deinstitutionalisation: A case study of Indonesia

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.

Author(s): 
Claire O'Kane and Sofni Lubis
Year of Publication: 
2016

Home-Based Care (HBC) Needs Assessment among U.S. Government-Supported Areas in Tanzania

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.

Author(s): 
Cannon M, Charyeva Z, Mahunga P, Lwezaura S
Year of Publication: 
2016

Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Proceedings of a workshop

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.

Author(s): 
Health and Medicine Division and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Year of Publication: 
2016

Child Protective Services Workforce Analysis and Recommendations

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.

Author(s): 
Dimple Patel, Madeline McClure, Sophie Phillips, Dana D. Booker
Year of Publication: 
2017

Providing Technical Assistance to Build Implementation Capacity in Child Welfare: A manual based on the development, implementation and assessment approach

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.

Author(s): 
Permanency Innovations Initiative Project; Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, US.
Year of Publication: 
2016

Evaluation qualitative des effets protecteurs du programme de renforcement économique et de la sensibilisation des ménages extrêmement pauvres sur la protection des droits de l’enfant au Burkina Faso

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.

Author(s): 
TRICKLE UP Afrique de l’Ouest, CERFODES
Year of Publication: 
2016

Using Data

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.

Author(s): 
Lee, S.J., Bright, C.L., & Berlin, L.J
Year of Publication: 
2016

Evaluation of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Trial: Final report

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.

Author(s): 
Kohli, R., Hynes, P., Connolly, C., Thurnham, A., Westlake, D. and D’Arcy, K.
Year of Publication: 
2015

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

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.

Author(s): 
Cathrine Madziva, Martha Chinouya
Year of Publication: 
2016

Going Home: Childrens Reintegration in Mexico, Moldova and Nepal

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.

Author(s): 
Dr. Gillian Mann, Dr. Helen Baños Smith, Maria Baños Smith, Dr. Anita Schrader McMillan, Family for Every Child
Year of Publication: 
2014

Improving Child Wellbeing and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

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.

Author(s): 
Keetie Roelen, Emily Delap, Camilla Jones, Helen Karki Chettric
Year of Publication: 
2016

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