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Good Professional Practices for Promoting Positive Parenting and Child Participation in the Reunification Processes

This study was conducted with 106 professionals who work in the child protection system in Spain. The results show a high degree of consensus among professionals regarding the following practices: (a) incorporating positive parenting into family reunification processes; (b) training the biological...

Training Early Childhood Intervention Workers to Close a Workforce Gap

This country brief examines the development and implementation of a pre-and in-service training program in Georgia for the early childhood intervention (ECI) workforce and the creation of accreditation mechanisms for building the capacity of ECI services.

Professionalizing the Workforce Supporting Infants and Toddlers from Birth to 3

This country brief from Ecuador highlights the government’s approach to professionalizing childcare center and home visiting workers with pre- and in-service training that emphasizes theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Successful OVC Transition: Learning from 4Children's Lesotho Experiences

This learning brief captures the experience of transitioning a large USAD-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another.

Short- and longer-term impacts of Child Friendly Space Interventions in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda

The establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) has become a widespread intervention targeting protection and support for displaced children in humanitarian contexts.

Promoting Complex Needs, Partnership and Parenting in Child Protection

Families living on the edge of child protection face a number of problems at the same time. Complexity of service needs requires a much more client-centric approach and assumes that service providers are able to adapt to the changed socio-economic environment. The study draws attention to the...

The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba has one of the highest rates of children taken into care of child welfare services (Child and Family Services; CFS) in the world, and also one of the highest youth incarceration rates in Canada. There is substantial overlap between the child welfare and youth justice systems, with...

Peer Networking and Capacity Building for Child Protection Professionals – Lessons from “ChildHub”

Child protection systems across the global South suffer from common problems, one of the most critical among which is low number and skills of relevant professionals to deliver services. Additionally, child protection professionals are often demotivated, uncoordinated and isolated, with limited...

Why We Decided to Transition from Residential to Family-based Care

The Child Rescue Centre became the first orphanage in Sierra Leone to fully transition from residential to family-based care. The decision to transition was made for many reasons, but the most unique reason is found in the story of Child Rescue Centre Director, Mohamed Nabieu. Nabieu, brought to...

Mapping Social Work Education in the West Africa Region: Movements toward indigenization in 12 countries’ training programs

This article presents the results of a systematic mapping of social work training programs in countries throughout West Africa, a region historically under‐represented in global discussions of the social welfare workforce. The research illuminates how social workers and related professionals are...

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