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Be the Change: 10 standards for care leavers

In August 2016, the project of International Youth Exchange "Be the Change" gathered 53 young adult care leavers ages 18-25 from 15 countries to develop standards for care leavers. This document is the original product of their work to establish 10 standards for care.

Integrating Case Management for Vulnerable Children

This tool is a process guide for assessing and developing an integrated case management system in Eastern and Southern Africa.

‘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...

South African Child Gauge 2016

An annual publication that provides a snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children, the 2016 issue focuses on children social assistance.

Indonesia National Standard of Care for Child Welfare Institutions

The National Standards of Care for Child Welfare Institutions is a crucial policy instrument regulating the provision of alternative care for children. Children’s care provided through Child Welfare Institutions needs to be managed so that the methods and procedures used by the institutions comply...

UNHCR Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child

These Guidelines describe a formal mechanism to determine the best interests of the child (BID). BID systems should not, however, be established in isolation of other protection measures taken for the benefit of children falling under UNHCR’s mandate. The mechanism is thus designed as part of a...

Training for Data Collectors on PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Essential Survey Indicators: Facilitator’s Guide

As part of its monitoring, evaluation, and reporting guidance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has launched a set of essential indicators for measuring the effectiveness of these OVC programs that address holistic well-being for children and their families over time.

Altruistic Exploitation: Orphan Tourism and Global Social Work

Based on an exhaustive review of the global literature and utilizing an innovative theoretical framework of 'altruistic exploitation', the authors explore the ironic juxtaposition of benefits and harms associated with orphan tourism to the various stakeholders. Volunteers are often exploited in...

A Comprehensive Workforce Strategy to Advance Child Welfare Outcomes Workforce Workgroup Report

For a child welfare agency to achieve its mission, it must attract, develop, and retain a skilled and ready workforce. This report is a compilation of the most pressing child welfare workforce issues they face and recommended strategies for developing the child welfare workforce of the future....

"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...

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