In Ghana, the process of strengthening the child protection system is following the appropriate path from evidence to policy to practice. It began in 2010 with analysis and mapping of the existing child protection system, which found it to be inadequate. This work provided a strong evidence base for the new National Child Protection Policy framework, drafting of which began in 2013. This both generated and reflected stronger government commitment for reform of the system.
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This toolkit includes several components for developing a child-centered case management plan.
Health and human serving system leaders are rejecting one-size fits all programming in favor of new approaches that are innovative, efficient, effective, and responsive to the needs and demands of a dynamic and rapidly changing society. This paper introduces H/HS multi-year efforts to drive change in the U.S.
This document provides guidance in the assessment, research, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs in emergency settings.
L’atteinte de cet objectif passe en particulier par des partenariats avec des institutions internationales et des acteurs de la société civile tant nationaux qu’internationaux. Ces partenariats ont permis l’élaboration des Standards « Quality4Children » pour la prise en charge des enfants hors du milieu familial en Europe, des Lignes directrices des Nations unies relatives à la protection de remplacement pour les enfants et du manuel d’accompagnement à leur mise en œuvre intitulé.
This article describes the effort to build and support continuous quality improvements that enable child welfare systems to better respond to needs of local populations and connect strategies to results. The system described here is a public-private child welfare agency-university partnership.
Nationally adopted health management information system (HMIS) platforms, such as DHIS, are not often linked to the data systems used by social and community services, where people often access care. As a result, the systems are fragmented and unable to provide holistic information for decision making on health and social services. This report shows how recent DHIS 2 applications are being used both for community-level health data and social service data.
Case studies from several countries in Asia provide examples of designing and delivering social protection programs for informal sector workers.
This report provides research from a desk review of parenting programs. Findings suggest that parenting programs have the potential to both prevent and reduce the risk of child maltreatment, yet there is greater need for more research data, particularly from low- and middle-income countries to show prevention of child maltreatment.
This report provides a comprehensive picture of the paid workforce employed in the social service sector in Scotland at the end of 2015.
The protection of children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect is an urgent priority for all those working in humanitarian situations, including of course, protection actors but also the broad range of sectoral specialists. We must ensure we strengthen systems that will protect children in the longer term when the response is over, and these inter-agency minimum standards have the potential to transform the quality of our work toward protecting children.
National child protection systems include more formal, governmental mechanisms and also less formal, civil society mechanisms, such as traditional justice systems. Although this approach is widely used and supported by international agencies, there is at present a lack of robust evidence about the effectiveness, cost, scalability and sustainability of community-based child protection mechanisms.
Following a systematic review to identify studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions developed to improve the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV/AIDS, published between January 2008 and February 2016, this report identifies 17 interventions that improved the psychosocial well-being of affected children.
With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) response committees at the district and sub-county levels, and train PSWs to identify, report and respond to issues of child abuse, neglect and vulnerability.
This paper is a literature review of the prevalence of violence against children in institutionalized care, particularly orphanages, and the negative results on development and well-being. The authors show how staff training and better systems of care can be effective interventions.
This resource includes many components for conducting a needs assessment and helping to plan and develop the workforce at US state agencies.
This paper focuses on the intersection of law, policy implementation and social work in child protection, specifically child protection involving children who are separated by an international border from their families.
This resource highlights key protection concerns for persons with disabilities and how to increase technical capacity and skills for better inclusion in humanitarian settings.
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.
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.
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