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Improving Standards of Care for Alternative Child and Youth Care: Systems, policies and practices

This 2nd conference aimed at moving in the direction of making the world a better place for children, recognizing the current state of the world. The conference addressed the issues of institutionalized children, their aftercare and the transition of institutionalized children and the issues faced...

Safe Healing and Learning Spaces Toolkit

This multi-part toolkit is culturally and contextually adaptable for the need following disasters and crisis, providing short-term child protection interventions to allow students to safely heal and learn.

Competency-based Workforce Development: A synthesis of current approaches

Finding, selecting, preparing, and retaining the right people for the workforce historically has been a challenge and often an impediment to consistent and positive outcomes. The use of competency models to guide recruitment, selection, preparation, and retention offers one strategy in a...

Refugee and Migrant Crisis Child Protection Response

This resource from ChildHub aims to help build the capacity of those responding to the refugee and migrant crisis by addressing child protection concerns within the unique settings of the largely transit countries.

Field Education as the Signature Pedagogy of Social Work Education

This article analyzes the field education– signature pedagogy fit. It finds congruence in selected organizational arrangements that are pervasive and routine, and disparities with respect to expectations about public student performance, peer accountability, the view of adaptive anxiety, and...

The Evidence Base on the Social Service Workforce: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Future Research Direction

This new report from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance aims to establish a clearer picture of the state of the current evidence, identify evidence gaps and suggest priority research needs.

Development and Validation of the Perceived Social Work Competence Scale in China

This report looks at a study that developed and tested the Perceived Social Work Competence Scale (PSWCS) for assessing social work students’ competence in Mainland China. The PSWCS is important for enabling students to assess their competence and for enabling educators to improve field education.

"What Are They Really Doing?" An exploration of student learning activities in field placement

Despite the fact that social work students consistently identify their field placement as having the greatest impact on their learning, research on learning activities used during placement and the impact on practice competency and social work identity is limited. The data were gathered from social...

Do Collaborations with Schools of Social Work Make a Difference for the Field of Child Welfare? Practice, retention and curriculum

The profession of social work has a leadership role in the field of child welfare. Opportunities were provided through public policies allowing schools of social work to recieve Title IV-E funding for professional development of child welfare workers. There are now hundreds of partnerships that...

The Purpose, Value and Structure of the Practicum in Higher Education: A literature review

This report discusses practicums and their important role in many of the professional courses in higher education. This research provides an overview of different ways in which the practicum has been conceptualized, implemented and evaluated in higher education.

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