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Workload and Casework Review: Qualitative review of social worker caseload, casework and workload management

This report is a review of findings of social worker caseload, casework and workload management from frontline staff in child, youth and family service programs in New Zealand.

THRIVES: A Global Technical Package to Prevent Violence Against Children

THRIVES represents a select group of complementary strategies that reflect the best available evidence to help countries sharpen their focus on priorities with the greatest potential to reduce violence against children. This group of strategies contains evidence-based interventions that are...

Practice Recommendations for Mental Health Professionals Perspectives From Grandparents and Their Adolescent Grandchildren

To gain insight into how practitioners can best meet the needs of grandfamilies, 40 custodial grandmothers and their adolescent grandchildren were interviewed. Results of a qualitative analysis indicated that grandmothers and grandchildren did not make clear distinctions between various types of...

Young People Living with HIV: A collection and review of resources for health workers around the world

This online resource was developed to identify and facilitate access to useful resources that will help field teams and organizations around the world improve service provision for young people living with HIV (YPLHIV). Each resource is accompanied by a brief synopsis and recommendations for use,...

Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan

This report describes patterns of torture and human rights abuses among Syrian and Iraqi refugees and the long-term mental health implications for both groups. The report is based on CVT’s direct experiences with clients and is the product of a series of in-person interviews with men, women and...

Need and Importance of Medical Social Work Practice in Pakistan with Special Reference to Karachi City

This paper explores how medical social work is designed and implemented in Pakistan, and the field of medical social work is defined as it relates to Pakistani culture.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe

This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency...

Spotlight on MHero: Connecting with frontline health workers about mental health services in Liberia

Ebola has exacerbated mental health issues in Liberia as the outbreak has ravaged the mental and physical health of the population and health workers, including at the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Through the use of mHero, the Ministry is developing use casees to...

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Entered into in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) helped to set ambitious targets around the world and re-shaped decision making by developing and developed nations. Yet, there is still more work to be done, and the new Sustainable Development Goals aim to build upon the goals and...

Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators

UN Women recently translated the Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators to French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The compendium provides a set of standardized indicators to measure programmatic areas vital to the intersection of gender and HIV that may be used at national, regional or...

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