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Monitoring and evaluation

Measuring Better Care: Building the Evidence to Inform Policy and Practice Around Children’s Care

This article from a special issue of Global Social Welfare represents an effort to present state-of-the-art learning about how to measure issues related to children’s care in a way that informs more effective policies and programs.

The Unsolved Challenge of System Reform: The condition of the frontline human services workforce

A in-depth exploration of job conditions on the frontlines for workers in the following sectors: child welfare, child care, juvenile justice, youth services, and employment and training, raises eight key factors that pose the greatest challenge to these workers.

Children with Traumatic Separation: Information for Professionals

Children may develop posttraumatic responses when separated from their caregiver. Professionals must recognize, assess and address in treatment both the circumstances under which the separation occurred and the underlying cause of the separation, which they identify as traumatic. This resource...

Children's Mental Health Service Needs and Utilization Patterns in an Urban Community: An epidemiological assessment

A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess children’s mental health service needs and utilization patterns for state planning efforts. The findings illustrate the importance of inter-agency collaboration and the need to consider reports of parents and teachers and different dimensions of...

Child Welfare Worker Caseload: What's just right?

This study was designed to establish a caseload standard for child welfare workers. Understanding reasonable workload expectations for child welfare workers is a cornerstone of quality service provision and the recruitment and retention of qualified workers.

The Early Childhood Workforce – A powerful force for scaling-up quality services for young children and their families

With growing interest in how to improve and scale-up systems that deliver services to families and young children, we need to understand more about the best ways to recruit, train, supervise and support the early childhood workforce. This article introduces the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative...

The Impact of the Isibindi Programme on Vulnerable Youth: Evaluation Report

In 2009, there were an estimated of 1.9 million children under the age of 17 in South Africa who were orphans due to HIV/AIDS. "ISIBINDI: Creating Circles of Care" is a community-based care and protection intervention for vulnerable children and young people that was developed by National...

An Evaluation of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children in Zambia

To monitor and evaluate the feasibility of implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to address trauma and stress-related symptoms in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Zambia as part of ongoing programming within a non-governmental organization (NGO). As part of...

Cadre Commun des Compétences des Para Professionnels

Fonctions et compétences pour les travailleurs sociaux para professionnels.

Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children Care and Well-being

In order for cash transfers to improve care, social service workers must not be over-burdened with excessive administration of grants and they must promote meaningful links between social and child protection systems.

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